MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline - New Release Produced by Wally De Backer aka Gotye

Readers of the site should all be familiar with Jean-Jacques Perrey's work. His preferred instrument was the Ondioline. As many of you know, Jean-Jacques Perrey passed away on November 4th of last year. I was actually fortunate enough to see him perform live with Dana Countryman for his 2006 tour.

Wally De Backer aka Gotye has produced Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline, an archival project featuring Jean-Jacques Perrey's early music with the Ondioline. The release features previously unreleased and rare tracks both on vinyl and digital download.

via Wally De Backer: "I got to know JJ in the years before he passed and this is a labour of love I undertook to pay tribute to his incredible work, specifically with the remarkable Ondioline."

You can read a great article on the Ondioline, Jeen-Jacques Perrey, Wally De Backer and the release at The New Yorker here.

The following are the official details for the release:

"Out on Forgotten Futures on LP/digital

- Never-before-released Ondioline cuts from Jean
- Jacques Perrey’s archive.
- Super rare tracks from early private press releases.
- Meticulously restored and remastered from original sources.
- Includes collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti and Billy Goldenberg.
- 36-page booklet with unreleased archival photos and an essay by Simon Reynolds.
- Compilation curated and produced by Wally De Backer (Gotye)

Jean-Jacques Perrey (1929-2016) was a pioneer of electronic pop music celebrated for his uniquely whimsical sampled soundworld, his groundbreaking style of rhythmic tape editing, and his early use of the Moog modular synthesizer.

From seminal instrumental albums such as The In Sound From Way Out! (1965, with collaborator Gershon Kingsley), to Moog Indigo (1970, featuring the classic cut E.V.A.), Perrey’s inimitable sounds have been sampled by everyone from Fat Boy Slim and Gang Starr to Disneyland’s Main Street Electrical Parade!

Not as celebrated or widely known is the fact that Perrey was the world’s only virtuoso of the Ondioline, the remarkable proto-synthesizer developed by Frenchman Georges Jenny in the 1940s.

Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline focuses on this early period of Perrey’s musical life, when he traveled the world as the Ondioline’s prime demonstrator, began experimenting with multitrack recording technology, and made demo recordings designed to exalt the Ondioline’s incredible array of sounds and effects.

The compilation features never-before released collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks, the films of David Lynch) and Billy Goldenberg (Steven Spielberg’s Duel, Columbo) as well as a collaboration with Dick Hyman which delivers the only piece of music composed by Ondioline inventor Georges Jenny currently on record.

Further gems include a sparkling early version of the beloved Pioneers of the Stars, given a stirring Ennio Morricone-esque arrangement here, as well as choice selections from Musique Electronique du Cosmos, the highly collectible album of library music Perrey recorded in 1963.

Ondioline enthusiasts will be excited to hear a super rare extended demonstration of the instrument, recorded by Perrey in the early 1960s, which also receives its first commercial release on this compilation.

A must for dedicated fans, and a vibrant introduction for new listeners to Perrey’s wonderfully individual style of music, Jean-Jacques Perrey et son Ondioline canvasses his unparalleled mastery of the Ondioline, points towards the exuberance of his later sample and Moog-heavy work, and importantly, illuminates a reflective and melancholy side to his recorded work that expands on his already considerable achievements.

Curated by long-time Perrey fan and recent collaborator Wally De Backer (Gotye), this is the first release on Forgotten Futures, a new record label set up by De Backer to excavate lost works by pioneering producers and musical instrument inventors. De Backer got to know Perrey over the last few years of his life, visiting him a number of times at his home in Switzerland, and coordinating the archiving of his recordings, photos and music scores. Perrey mentored De Backer in the restoration and playing of Ondiolines, and through their developing connection over this instrument, Perrey entrusted De Backer with a number of the rare masters and one-of-a-kind test pressings of Ondioline recordings that form the basis of this compilation.

Tracks:1. La Vache et le Prisonnier 2. Visa to the Stars (commercial arrangement) 3. Chicken on the Rocks4. Danielle of Amsterdam 5. Cigale 6. L'âme des Poètes 7. Dandelion Wine 8. Barnyard In Orbit9. Sérénade à la Mule 10. Mars Reflector 11. Pioneers of the Stars (orchestral arrangement)12. to 38. Ondioline demonstration from Satellite Records acetates"

Photograph by Anna Webber

via The New Yorker:

"Wouter De Backer, known as Gotye, has a keen understanding of the electronic musician Jean-Jacques Perrey’s discography, and of the nuances it contains."

Dub Session 02 with Roland SH-2 + Korg ER-1 + RE-101

Published on Jun 21, 2017 SubTokyoShop

"Dub Session 02 with Roland SH-2 + RE-101 + Korg ER-1

Dub Session with

Roland SH-2 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer
Korg Electribe ER-1 Drum Machine
Roland R-5 Drum Machine
Roland RE-101 Space Echo
Vesta Kozo RV-3 Dual Spring Reverbration Device
Ableton Live"

subtokyoshop on eBay

Minimoog - June 21, 2017

Published on Jun 21, 2017 SynthMania

"My 1974 Minimoog."

Synthrotek APC, Chaos NAND and Verb Eurorack Synthesizer Modules

Published on Jun 21, 2017 synthrotek

Make Noise 0-Coast single voice patchable synthesizer

via this auction

Note, this is a re-listing of the one posted here. This is a member listing with some new pics.

Tom Oberheim Two Voice Pro SN 0019

via this auction

"One of the first TVP produced: S/N 0019. Still works and sounds great. Excellent option to get one of the best sounding available modern synths w/interactive sequencer, full set of patch points for self-contained modular exploration or easy cross-patching with Eurorack gear, for far below retail."

Sequential Circuits Six Trak Analog Synth SN 003310

via eBay

Sequential Circuits Pro One Analog Synth SN 1935

via this auction

KORG DW-6000 Vintage Keyboard Synthesizer SN 014844

via this auction

"Excellent used condition as shown in images. Works great, sounds great. Contains a mix of original sounds and user-programmed sounds in battery-backed memory. Has built-in MIDI. Original manual and power cord included."

ARP Avatar Vintage Guitar Synthesizer with Many Extras

via this auction

Rainmaker - Utility Operations Tutorial & Comb Resonator Section

Two new videos have been added to the Intellijel Rainmaker Tutorials post here.

New Roland SE-02 Audio Demos by Studio Electronics

You can find details on Roland's new SE-02 in collaboration with Studio Electronics here.

DSI Prophet REV 2 - 12 Custom Patches -

Published on Jun 21, 2017 GEOSynths

"Just picked up the REV 2 at the weekend and started to put it through its paces with some custom patches, made from scratch. Only spent a little bit of time with it and will no doubt return to the patches and refine them further..."

ghostradio experience #07 [JMT Synth NOSC-10]

Published on Jun 21, 2017 ghostradioshow

"NOSC-10 is a 10OSC analog synth module without EG/FILTER/LFOs.
What a great unique sound!!

JMT Synth:"

Manikin Electronic Memotron Demo

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Kraft Music

Manikin Memotron All Playing, No Talking!

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Manikin Electronic Memotron BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

John and Ray from Kraft Music give us a demo of the Memotron by Manikin.

Want all playing, no talking?

The Manikin Eletronic Memotron is a digital recreation of a classic tape-based keyboard, one of the most unusual and fascinating electronic instruments in history. The layout and controls are based on the configuration of the originals, while an extensive library of high-quality samples taken from the original instruments of the '60s and '70s resurrect the sounds made famous by legendary psychedelic and progressive rock artists. Additional features include sound library import via SD card, built-in effects, and MIDI In/Out/Thru. Available as a keyboard instrument (Memotron M2K) or desktop module (Memotron M2D).

Get more for your money with an exclusive Manikin Electronic Memotron BUNDLE from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new keyboard or module, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the BUNDLE that's right for you!"

Guitar controlled analogue synth. Tutorial 6 by David Bessell

Published on Jun 20, 2017 David Bessell

"A demonstration of an analogue synth controlled by guitar. You can hear this and the other techniques from this tutorial series being used in a more musical context on my releases on DiN records."

You can find all parts in the series here.

Jean Michel Jarre Tribute V-Collection Demo

"The JMJ Tribute sound set is now available from Arturia. This track contains three pieces (Chants Magnetiques 1, Equinoxe 1, Equinoxe 6), featuring the amazing Arp 2600V, ModularV (mostly for drums/percussion this time) and SolinaV. No other sound sources were used.

Recorded in 'real time' in Live with multiple instances of the various synths to allow tweaking each part as it is running.

The JMJ Tribute sound set contains 49 patches. Here are the patches used for each piece:

Touché : Playing with Mutable Instruments

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Expressive E

"Touché lets you control any synthesizer with the pressure of your hand, and have fun with filters, triggers, LFOs, oscillators...

Touché features four built-in CV outputs, which lets you control up to 4 different parameters of a modular synthesizer, at the same time.

In this video we've connected Touché to some amazing modules from Mutable Instruments."

Brighton Modular Meet 2017

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Brighton Modular Meet

"Brighton Modular Meet 2017!!!

Workshops from nobots, Rebel Technology, Moog Werkstatt and Video Circuits.
Brighton Modular LIVE featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Pye Corner Audio, Russell Haswell & Makaton.

BIG modular meet featuring Makenoise, Thonk, Rubadub, ALM Busy Circuits, AJH Synths, MOOG & Arturia, Ableton User Group, Soulsby Synths, Expert Sleepers, Video Circuits, Erica Synths, etc.

Venue: The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, at the University of Sussex, Brighton."

Dr John Biddulph Live At Cymru Beats 2017

Published on Jun 21, 2017 sonicstate

"Dr John Biddulph uses his electronic music gear in work with autism, this is his live performance from Cymru Beats 2017."

Dr John Biddulph Rig At Cymru Beats 2017

Published on Jun 21, 2017 sonicstate

"John Biddulph takes us through his modular setup at Cymru Beats 2017."

Moog Sub Phatty & Boss HF2 Hi-Band Flanger

Published on Jun 21, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through a HF2. The HF2 has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

Modular Synth Tutorial and Performance Videos by Gregory White

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Gregory White

Making music with Chance and Randomness
Live Performance for "LATENT SPACE" AI art by Jake Elwes
Batumi Chaos
Parat+ Imber Nola NR1
What is a modular synth?
Chord + Clouds + Batumi
Midwinter Rings + Chord

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS SN 0361

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave XT Shadow Edition SN 831434102

via this auction

"Waldorf Microwave XT Shadow Edition - only 666 made!

10-voice, Rev 3 board, version 2.33 firmware installed.

One of the most wonderful sounding and collectable machines ever made.

This one is practically mint condition, with only a couple of superficial marks, which I've done my best to capture in the pics.

Comes with:
- new UK power supply
- original owners manual
- 9 spare, original knobs, supplied direct from Waldorf
- original box"

PPG Wave 2.3 (Factory Upgraded 2.2) With Kenton MIDI

via this auction

"This was a Wave 2.2 that was upgraded to a 2.3 by the factory. The original unit did not have MIDI and wasn't implemented during the upgrade. I installed a Kenton MIDI kit many years back that gives it basic MIDI functionality and served my needs well.

I'm an experienced PPG repair tech. Before I ship the unit, I will go through this, do a thorough cleaning and maintenance that includes calibration, cleaning of all contacts and aligning the keyboards action so they evenly trigger across the full range of the keyboard. No dead notes!

This is a pretty rare beast. If you are looking for that classic PPG sound. This is one of the most reliable out there..."

OSCar Oxford Analogue Synthesiser Keyboard with MIDI

via this auction

Vintage Roland System 100M Analog Modular Synth

via eBay and this auction.

"Vintage Roland System 100M Analog Modular Synth 191-J 130 132 140 121 Five-Module Rack
Includes all shown! Unit is in perfect working order, but has some cosmetic issues (see mod 140 and top of 191-J...was rusty so I cleaned it with a corrosive "polisher") ."

SNs 112673, 980666, 112016, 132245, 091878.

Vintage ROLAND SH-101 Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Rare Brown Carry Bag

via eBay and this auction.

"Unit is in perfect working order and includes the following:
brown carry bag (rare version)
universal adapter
original manual (nice shape)
. Every function has been tested and confirmed to work flawlessly."

KORG PolySix SN 388223

via this auction

This is a Seattle Goodwill listing. Interesting that synths still pop up for sale there.

Alesis Andromeda A6 Analogue 16 Voice Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequencer improv: Waldorf Rocket Synthesizer thru 'Subtle Noise Maker'

Published on Jun 20, 2017 Cognessence

"I wanted to demonstrate the Waldorf Rockit and an FX box somebody gave me. The Waldorf is receiving a simple MIDI sequence from the JD XA (which is also supplying a little ambience) and running into an unusual effects box called a 'Subtle Noise Maker' (it takes some concentration to make it sound remotely subtle!)


VGM #109: Title Screen Intro Theme (Metroid Prime) Dark Industrial Cover

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Ace Waters

VGM #110: Surface of SR388 / Main Caves Theme (Metroid 2)

"TWO VIDEOS ON ONE DAY? Yeah, in celebration of Nintendo announcing not one but two new Metroid games, I decided to do not one, but two brand new Metroid covers."

The Arturia MatrixBrute- Part 21- Macro Knobs

Published on Jun 21, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the functionality and application of the Macro Knobs present on the Arturia MatrixBrute."

All parts here.

Live Jam #91 - Ambient / Self playing patch / Generative music - Eurorack, Black wavetable vco

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Monotrail

"A simple drone based on some forest sounds and the great Erica synth Black wavetable vco.

Monotrail is now on Patreon! If you want to be part of my project, support future video's and receive special patron bonuses, check out:


Stuff used:
Eurorack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a171-2
Erica synths: Black wavetable VCO
Expert Sleepers: Disting MK4
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Malekko heavy industry: Unity mixer
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power
Tiptop Audio: BD808
Diy: Quad attenuator

Audio via the Mackie 1202vlz4 mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for reverb"

Awanto 3 - Against The Clock

Published on Jun 21, 2017 FACTmagazine

Constructing a track with an Akai MPC 2000 XL. It's interesting seeing it all come together in the end.

"Steven van Hulle aka Awanto 3 is an integral part of Amsterdam's music scene. He's a regular on the city's Rush Hour and Dekmantel labels, using his background in hip-hop, soul and disco to craft sun-drenched house music.

Following the release of his second album, Gargamel, we visited the producer at his studio in Amsterdam to see what he could make in 10 minutes. As we discovered, he's an MPC wizard, using it to sample vinyl, synths and even his own voice."

Happy Knobbing 2017 Synthesizer Impro by TMA

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Torsten Abel

"Synthesizer improvisation at the Happy Knobbing - Modular Synthesizer Meeting 2017.
Unfortunately only the camera audio. We had some problems during the first 5 performances, so there`re the audio recordings missing. Sorry for the bad audio quality :-(

Performed by Torsten M. Abel
Fischbach/Germany 2017"

Modular Synth - Patch in Progress 47

Published on Jun 21, 2017 isvisible / isinvisible

"Mutable Instruments sound sources (Braids, Elements, Anushri and Rings), plus the Cylonix 'Cyclebox' and Neutron Sound 'Orgone Accumulator'."

Old Blood ( Metasonix / OBNE )

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Modular Mind

"Old Blood Metasonix Noise Endeavours"

Roland W-30 sampling and sequencing - early '90s Techno style

Published on Jun 21, 2017 SynthMania

"Roland W-30 sampling and sequencing - early '90s Techno style"

Jordan Rudess Featured App : LayR

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Jordan Rudess

"LayR is a deep synthesis app for iOS. Split and layer an unbelievable number of textures with this incredibly cool music application."

iTunes: LayR - Multi Timbral Synthesizer - Living Memory Software

skinnerbox: digitakt

Published on Jun 21, 2017 iftahbox

Digitakts Amazon, Reverb, eBay.

Pallas - Semi-Modular Synthesizer by Max for Cats

Published on Jun 21, 2017 max forcats


"Max for Cats’ latest creation brings the versatility of a semi-modular interface to the world of analog-modelling synthesis. Built around a flexible virtual patchbay, Pallas gives users immense control over a wide range of bold and unique sounds.

Pallas is a Max for Live device that has been specifically designed to model all the grit, character, and charm of authentic analog sounds. Featuring eight-voice polyphony, Pallas is powered by three versatile oscillators. The device's main two oscillators allow users to mix up to four waveforms (sine, triangle, square, and sawtooth, and an additional noise generator), while the third oscillator is a wavetable-based signal generator that can also be used as an additional LFO for modulation purposes.

Pallas uses the same modulation framework as Bengal (Max for Cats' powerful semi-modular FM synthesizer) and provides many opportunities for users to sculpt their sounds: extensive envelope settings, two multimode resonant filters (with drive and morph functionality), two LFOs (one with morphable saw-triangle waves, pulse width, and phase retrigger), a ring modulator, and six native audio effects including delay, distortion, reverb, wavefold, frequency shift, and chorus. In addition, Pallas also includes a flexible eight-step sequencer that can be used as a signal modulator.

For those who like to dig deeper, Pallas' semi-modular capabilities make this Max for Live device's sonic possibilities practically limitless. Featuring a comprehensive virtual patch panel, users can create any number of custom signal and modulation chains simply by stringing virtual patch cords from square "output" sockets to round "input" sockets, making it easy for even beginners to have fun and get creative with Pallas' modular components. In addition, the Packs features a large and carefully crafted Preset library that can provide a useful starting point when crafting new sounds.

Like Bengal, Pallas also features a visual control panel at its center. Switchable between three modes (Scope, Phase, and Spectrum), the visual panel gives users another way to see exactly what they are creating and how each patch point and knob turn along the way is affecting their sonic creation in real-time.

Additionally, Pallas offers a Remote Control option that allows for certain important functions of the synth can be controlled simply by using a modern web browser. Users can connect using another computer, an iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or just about any device that can browse the web: enter a simple URL into your browser and you can control Pallas from anywhere your wi-fi will allow you.

All of which makes Pallas just the latest indispensable device to come from the Max for Cats crew, continuously on a mission to bring modular versatility and new forms of fun, high quality sound to the Ableton platform."

The Whale's Mouth

Published on Jun 20, 2017 MIDERA

"Spectralis II and Access Virus TI demo
Includes Eventide Space (reverb) and Source Audio Nemesis (delay)"

11EDO algorithmic IDM in Pure Data

Published on Jun 20, 2017 acreil

"11EDO/11TET means 11 equal divisions of the octave. As usual, this is a single PD patch with no samples or plugins or anything."

How to turn a vocal sample into a textural drone with NI Form

Published on Jun 21, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"Want to morph the most basic of sound sources into a dystopian soundscape? Look no further than Native Instruments’ synth Form. Let's take a look at how it works..."

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