MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Modular synthesizer vs LesPaul goldtop (braids, rings, ears, peaks, maths, morphagene)

Published on Aug 14, 2017

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Lately I have been experimenting with external equipment processed through my modular, it is turning out to be way more fun that i initially anticipated. :) on this one i have a les paul goldtop copy exciting the Mutable instrument rings.. providing very interesting results.

It is a very simple patch technically, Mutable instrument ears gets a signal from the Guitar which has a pre-driven distorted sound processed in the Line6 FX100 ( on the floor, not visible )... clean overdrive with no other FX. However I am controlling the volume of the guitar using a swell pedal on the same.

The signal then goes from ears into the MI rings, to excite the resonator, rings in turn has 1v/Oct sent to it on scale E and D minor in a pretty random fashion, but simple enough to play melodies on. The rings is then modulated by a could LFOs for some movement.

I am also splitting the ears output to a separate path, that goes into the morphagene for some sound on sound treatment that plays the guitar back in reverse with some granular treatments.

Techincally i have two styles of the sound which I am switching between by just controlling the output signals.

Drone sound is a simple 3xsaw that goes into the ripples first, whcih has a slow LFO adjusting the cutoff, then it passes into the uVCF which has a triggered envelope in the maths controlling the filter controlled randomly by the 2hp turing machine. So whenever the ripples is opening up, you can hear the uVCF bubbling away.

MI peaks is doing the drums, controlled by the beatstep pro.

FX on the drone is Keeley caverns, FX on the guitar signal path is EQD space spiral and transmisser.

On top of it all i am also playing a melody on the KORG volca for some moody ambience, treated by particle reverb algorithm in the ms-70 CDR FX.

If you become a burgonaut patron, you can see a video how this track was made + more goodies and extras from the BURG vault of secrets.

I hope you will enjoy it!!


Modular Performance : Remembering to Forget : Rings, Elements, Tides, Peaks, 4MS SMR

Mike Thomas
Published on Aug 14, 2017

"Another little musical journey featuring my 'mostly Mutable Instruments' modular synthesizer setup."

Rheyne - Loquelic Iteritas Percido

Published on Aug 14, 2017

"All audio is from the Noise Engineering​ Loquelic Iteritas Percido. No other sound sources were used. Reverb is from a Strymon​ BigSky."

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Black Box: 2 Simultaneous Voices

Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers
Published on Aug 14, 2017

"The Lifeforms Blackbox is a serious powerhouse. In this video, it's working double duty as a 2 voice synth."


via this auction

"RARE ANALOG VINTAGE DRUM SYNTH SYNARE 2: HAS A STEP SEQUENCER, PADS, MOOG TAURUS LIKE CONTROL PANEL. Manual is only partial, copies might exist online. Due to vintage nature/age of the unit, sold as-is. It plays perfectly, was serviced by a specialist a few years back in west coast. The pads are original ones, music electronics specialists are capable of replacing them with newer sensors if needed."

MIDIRAUSCH - Vacation Downbeat Jam - Need You By My Side

Published on Aug 14, 2017

"Vacation - which machines can you take along?:-D
this is what I chose:
Part of my Modular, LXR Drumcomputer, TT303, El Capistan and a little mixer

Easy minimal Italia Vacation Jam, Downbeat nearby the beach


5U Modular Synth Demos by Duende S Featuring GRP, Klee Sequencer, and DSI Prophet 12

Published on May 19, 2017

These in via John L Rice.


1. Grp r24 sequencer. Quick demo. Positivity
"Quick demo of my new Grp R24 sequencer. Bass and drums came from klee sequencer. Row 3 is transposing the other two and is sent by midi to prophet 12 with arpegiator and hold on"

2. Modular Synth ideas
"Some ideas with my modular synth. The video was recorded with my phone, so i´m sorry the bad quality."

3. Hexinverter Jupiter Storm Cosmic Noise 5u modular
"Test basico del Hexinverter Jupiter Storm"

4. Klee sequencer impro
"Pequeña improvisacion con el Klee sequencer y el DSI prophet 12. Sin editar, grabado directamente en un multipistas roland vs-1824 con la reverb y delay de este.
Vco dotcom, Oakley y cinthia zeroscillator
Vcf dotcom, moon modular
Vca corsynth."

5. Klee Sequencer
"Pequeña demo del klee sequencer, el audio no es muy bueno, esta grabado directamente con el movil, pero se ve lo que puede hacer este sequenciador"

Sonic Pi, Mother-32, System 1m, Mutant Drums play Goldfrapp

The Mad Music Machine
Published on Aug 14, 2017

"Today we added a 3rd MIDI channel to create 3 totally independent MIDI controlled voices to add to the Sonic Pi audio,

Add to test it we coded a simple Goldfrapp inspired loop"

SHERMAN FILTERBANK 2 RACK Analog Filter VCF Module LFO CV synth effects

via this auction

Roland Synthesizer System-100 Model-102 SN 601422

via this auction

Roland Synthesizer System-100 Model-101 SN 622709

via this auction

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer SN ZC31611

via this auction

Red Korg Monologue Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Some nice pics in this set.

Roland SH-1000 synthesizer with CV/Gate

via this auction

For a sec, I thought it had two rows of switches!

"1973 Roland SH1000 Synthesizer
A fine instrument and Japan's first consumer synthesizer
Quite comprehensive in scope for such a compact unit.
In very nice shape overall, all keys, knobs and switches functioning, and further enhanced by the addition of CV and Gate modification allowing for interfacing with other V/Oct units etc
A few scrapes and missing one tab from the front. the switch itself still functions as normal."

The Third Choice: Minilogue, microKorg XL, Roland JD-Xi, Demora, Clouds...

Alba Ecstasy
Published on Aug 14, 2017

"Coming back after a short absence with a new Berlin School track, using: Korg Minilogue, Radias, microKorg XL, Roland JD-Xi, System-1 (Promars), Virus Ti2, Mutable Instruments Clouds (reverb), Roland Demora (delay)."

4ms Stereo Triggered Sampler (STS) Granular Scrubbing

Published on Aug 14, 2017

"This video shows how the STS can scrub through a sample by using a granular effect. Setting Length very short and sweeping the Start Position achieves this. The playback time of a sample can be changed without altering the pitch, and depending on CV skew, the file can be played both forward, and back.

Using an LFO into Length CV reduces the buzzing that comes from repeating a short 'grain' (minimum 8ms on the STS)."

Modular Workout #7 - Orthogonal Manoeuvres

Published on Aug 14, 2017


Live modular jam recorded 12th August 2017 using:
- 10U Eurorack modular synth
- PlayDifferently Model 1 mixer

Percussion coming from Tiptop Audio ONE, HATS909, CP909 & RS909
Bass & melodic voice courtesy of Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter & Loquelic Iteritas Percido respectively.
Various other elements coming from the Orthogonal Devices ER301 Sound Computer.
Reverb from Tiptop Audio Z-DSP using Halls of Valhalla card.
Clocked delay from Orthogonal Devices ER301 Sound Computer.
All sequencing from Orthogonal Devices ER101 & ER102 sequencers all being clocked from ALM Busy Circuits Pamela's New Workout.

Recommend listening with headphones or decent sound system for best sonic experience.

Latest VCOADSR release:"

Future Retro Transient Demo Liquid Beats

Published on Aug 14, 2017

"This time of year is hot, hot, hot, here in Austin. The perfect opportunity to chill out with some cool and refreshing liquid beats."

Smokey Quartz - Polygamist Quad #2

Smokey Quartz
Published on Aug 14, 2017

"Four Ekdahl Synthesizers sitting in a tree. D R O N I N G ... another noisey foursome improvisation with the Knas Ekdahl Polygamist Synthesizer"

New GRP Eurorack Demos by AudioCentralMagazine

Five new videos have been added to the main playlist here, starting with the Grp 12 dB State Variable Filter.


once upon a synth
Published on Aug 14, 2017

"Running the Moog Prodigy through an OTO Machines BAM. The Prodigy is a vintage analog monophonic synthesizer made by Moog in the 80s. The OTO Machines BAM is a modern reverb unit which is inspired by 70s/80s classic reverbs. Together they sound really good."

Elektron Analog RTYM & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Aug 14, 2017

"Analog RTYM drum machine through the Big Sky reverb.
Individual outputs to mixer. RTYM main outputs to Big Sky, FX send amounts on each channel controls amount sent to the Big Sky

No further processing except normalisation."

Four Bricks Rook : Demo

Shakmat Modular
Published on Aug 14, 2017

"A demo of the major functions of the Four Bricks Rook."

How to create an Analog Drum Machine with the Novation Circuit Mono Station

Published on Aug 14, 2017

"With parameter locks and some filter and modulation tricks, the Novation Circuit Mono Station can be a fun analog drum machine.

Here's a link to download the template kit used in this video:"

Sofa | Eurorack Ambient

Björn Bommersheim
Published on Aug 14, 2017

"This patch is build around the befaco midi thing integrated into my reorganised subrack for live purposes. After swapping the arturia bsp to an elektron octatrack as the main sequencer i feel very comfortable with the befaco as a midi2cv companion.

Used modules:

Doepfer A-199
4ms qcd quad clock distributer
Delptronics Trigger Man
Doepfer A-118
Eowave Zone B.F.
Make Noise Maths
Malekko Anti Oscilator
Manhattan Analog Discrete Filter SVVCF
Intellijel Atlantis

Washed Out | Tocante Phashi, OP1, FX Deformer, Timeline

Published on Aug 13, 2017

"Discovered that I can blow on the Tocante Phashi with a straw. Wasteland music ensued."

This might be the first time we've seen a straw being used as a controller. You can find previous posts featuring the Tocante Phashi here.

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