MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Radikal Technologies Accelerator ambient demo

Published on Aug 22, 2017 MIDERA

"Just a quick ambient sketch using only the Radikal Technologies Accelerator."

VICMOD ENSemble LIVE @ Signal (July 2017)

Published on Aug 22, 2017 brassmonkey

"VICMOD ENSemble performing at Signal July 2017 at The Substation in Melbourne, Australia.

- Ben Willis
- Simon Birds
- Ross Healy
- Guy Taylor
- Grant Atkinson
- Adrien Harris
- Gerrard Jenner

Live Visuals
Cat Full of Ghosts
Jess Ramsey

Production / Editing
Ben Willis

Additional Filming
John Rennie
Adrien Harris
Guy Taylor
Gerrard Jenner

Special Thanks
Kevin Karlberg - Stable Music"

SCHIPPMANN EBBE and FLUT Analog Filter VCF Module w/ LFO & CV

via this auction

New Ableton Live Instrument Packs- Wurlitzer FunMaker vintage organ

Published on Aug 22, 2017 Expanding Sound

"get the pack here

free pack here

This is a demo/preview of our new Ableton Instrument Wurlitzer Funmaker pack! All harmonic elements of the song were created with the Wurlitzer FunMaker Ableton Instruments (drums courtesy of our CS1X pack)

Thanks for checking it out!"

KORG Releases a Mono/Poly for iOS


Published on Aug 22, 2017 Korg

Update: video added above.

KORG iMono/Poly By KORG INC.

"*** Special Sale for a limited time to celebrate the debut of KORG iMono/Poly (33% OFF) until Sep 30! ***

Reviving a classic KORG analog synthesizer.

The iconic 4VCO synthesizer, reborn on iOS.

The Mono/Poly analog synthesizer appeared in 1981 at the same time as the acclaimed Polysix. Not only was it a fat-sounding four-VCO monophonic synthesizer, it featured a revolutionary design that allowed it to also be used as a four-voice polyphonic synthesizer, which helped cement its legendary status.

Modular vs Cutting Machine | Creating dubplate by direct cutting

Published on Aug 22, 2017 soundrope

J'aime le son du Serge le soir au fond des bois

Published on Aug 22, 2017 batchas

"I finally calibrated the system. Had to troubleshoot the PSU first which was making calibration impossible.

I could have faded it out at 3:25 after I realized some voice were not heard, but I let the camera record anyway. Took the all day to upload on youtube from my new location, so I leave it like this."

5G Tokyo 2015 Walkthrough

Published on Aug 22, 2017

"Wander around the vintage synth wonderland they call 5G and dream…"

The infamous Five G synth shop in Toyko. You can find some previous posts featuring Five G here.

Synthchaser #076 - ARP Omni 2 Wood Side Panels

Published on Aug 22, 2017 Synth Chaser

"I was restoring an ARP Omni 2 and one of the leather sides was damaged, as they often are, so I made some replacement side panels from hardwood. In this video I pop them on we see what it looks like when it's done. My video camera is lousy, and doesn't do the wood justice, but you can see the panels better in the stills at the end.

I have Omni synthesizers and parts available at my website. I also repair and restore ARPs and other vintage synths for customers around the world."

Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm w/WS-1 Write Switch

via this auction

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and is working 100%. As you may know, this was Roland's first programmable rhythm machine. It will come with the hard to find WS-1 Write Switch (used to program patterns)."

AtomoSynth Mochika XL

via this auction

"This synth features one analog square and saw waveform VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) with a huge pitch range, from subsonic to ultrasonic sound.

Glide effect with a large range for radical portamento effect.

One square and triangle waveform LFO (low frequency oscillator), that modulates the VCO for the vibrato effect or the VCF for a tremolo effect, creating old school arcade Atari-like sounds.

White noise generator that triggers the VCO and can create percussion like sounds, or mix the the noise with the VCO.

Also, it has a built in vactrol based Low Pass and High Pass Filter with cut off and peak controls and a envelope generator with decay control to create a wide sort of timbres and sound possibilities.

Built in 8 step sequencer with global gate time control, note on/off switch and pitch knob for each step.

The built in sequencer also has 8 playing modes and 4 gate arpegiator modes:
Oscillator mode, the Mochika becomes a drone oscillator, you can switch in real time between the 8 notes tweaking a knob.
4 step, 6 step, and 8 step sequencer mode.
4 step, 6 step, and 8 step forth and back sequence mode.
Random mode, it generates a large pseudo random sequence, seed of chaos!!!
Gate Arpegiator with 4 patterns, you can switch in real time between the 8 notes tweaking a knob. and sync it by midi
CV and Gate Outputs to control other analog synthesizers.

The Mochika XL features a MIDI input to sync it any midi device sending midi clock signals, the Mochika can sync 1, 2, 4 and up to 8 times the tempo of the master clock midi device.
All the Mochika sequencer modes, except oscillator mode, can be midi synchronized.

Also the instrument is lighted with 1 bright green led that indicates the LFO Rate, and 8 blue LED's to indicate the step that is being played. Very useful when you play it on a dark stage.
The Analog Sequencer is packed in arugged steel case with all the potentiometers and switchers fixed to the case.
The instrument is powered by an external power supply (12V AC, 500mA)
Dimensions: 180mm(W), 215(D), 82mm(H. included rubber feet and knobs)"

YAMAHA CS-15 SN 7560

via this auction

"The NYX Rules" - Dreadbox Nyx, Elektron Analog Heat

Published on Aug 22, 2017 Lost For Words

"Dreadbox Nyx - First Play. Picked up this awesome synth today. This is just a quick test. Playing it paraphonically in one take. VCOs split routing to the two filters then half way through I cut out the filter altogether and route the VCOs direct to the VCA with only onboard reverb. A touch of external ping-pong delay which stereo-izes the reverb etc. then through the Analog Heat for a little EQ and drive."

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #36: Korg Prophecy - Song 1

Published on Aug 22, 2017 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the Korg Prophecy. It's a monophonic synthesizer with algorithms for Virtual Analog, Variable Phase Modulation similar to FM synthesis, and physically modeled brass, reed, and plucked string instruments. So, let's see how well it performs for ambient music ;-)

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
Prophecy - Alesis Ampliton - Elektron Analog Heat - Boss Tera Echo - TC Electronic Mimiq - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - DigiTech Polara. The used fx varied depending on the recorded track.

The signal goes via a small Behringer mixer straight into the pc.

To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with just a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track.

Well, I decided to go back to the basics, but at the same time make something useful for the synth community and do a kind of competition (I like competitions;-). What's my best synth for ambient music :-)"


Montage Demo #3

Published on Aug 22, 2017 Michael Walthius

"Sparking FM synth, Spanish guitar, drawbar organ, orchestral strings, FM bass, pop horn section, and a selection of clavinets."

All parts here.

Future Sound Systems Introduces Gristleizer Based Eurorack Modules

via Future Sound Systems

"FSS is proud to announce a new series of Eurorack modules based around The Gristleizer, a coveted effects unit used and adapted by Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle. Originally based around Roy Gwinn's "Guitar Effects Pedal" design, as published in the July 1975 issue of "Practical Electronics" magazine, The Gristleizer was used throughout Throbbing Gristle's recorded and live catalogue, and is seen as a vital component of their pioneering sound.

Four decades on, after several calls from the Eurorack community, FSS met with Chris Carter and Roy Gwinn to discuss the potential of an updated Gristleizer circuit. From one module came four; the oscillator, filter and VCA sections of the original "Guitar Effects Pedal" circuit have become their own distinct modules, whilst a pre-amplifier inspired by Jonny Reckless' discrete FET-based designs has been added to the line-up. The Gristleizer series, therefore, not only presents the sound of the original effects units, but also additional features which ensure optimum compatibility with modern Eurorack systems and artistic workflows. This has all been made possible through Roy Gwinn's meticulous attention to detail, coupled with Chris Carter's expertise as a pioneering electronic artist.

Further information on each module is available below. FSS is now taking pre-orders for the four individual modules for release and shipping in November 2017.

"TG2 Gristleizer Generator

The Gristleizer Generator has been designed to replicate the original functionality of the Gristleizer's oscillator section, but with many new additions. With a brand new design from Roy Gwinn, the TG2 Generator is far more stable than its predecessor, featuring 1V/Oct tracking amongst other features. However, as with its original, the TG2 spans from low frequency ranges into the audible range, and makes for a killer bass oscillator as well as a fully featured LFO.

The core of the oscillator is based around a shape-variable ramp generator, with similar functionality to that found in the Korg MS Modulation Generators. Here, the Shape control takes the Ramp output from a descending sawtooth, through triangle, to an ascending sawtooth shape. This varying ramp waveform is then input to a wave-folder, which outputs both Fold and Pulse waveforms, based on how the Gain and Offset controls are set. Lastly, the original ramp waveform is fed into a comparator for the Clock output, the pulsewidth of which is variable using the Shape control.

The Gain and Offset of the TG2's wave-folder are both voltage controllable, as well as its Frequency via an attenuated control input and a 1V/Oct control input. The TG2 can also be reset by external sources via the Sync input.

Price: £200.00 + shipping"

Beat707 NXT Source Code Uploaded to github

via WilliamK of

"Just uploaded the Source Code for the Beat707 NXT project.

Open Source Arduino Compatible MIDI Sequencer

Also added more information on how it works and how to build the unit. Soon more info.

Be sure to check the product site to order your board. :-) Only $ 29.95 + Shipping (this is a PreOrder for now).

Cheers, WilliamK"

See this previous post for video of the Beat707 NXT.

Randomly generated melodies on Sonic Pi seeded by CC MIDI data from Nektar LX25

Published on Aug 22, 2017 The Mad Music Machine

"We use the 'Snack Box' joystick to select BPM and Drum patterns and use the drum pads to shift patterns (just the snare for now) to align with the randomly generated melodies on Sonic Pi"

Xaoc Exploration | Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Aug 22, 2017 Lightbath

"This video is break from the norm. It was recorded before the eclipse and presents a glimpse into a process of exploration.

The basic idea of this patch is to use Drezno & Lipsk to mangle the audio coming from two ER-301 synth voices (the percussive sounds), which is shaped by Maths envelopes shaped by Batumi and Voltage Block. The bass is Tides, and the lead is another ER-301 synth voice. All voices played by Voltage Block. Praga mixes all three voices and sends to Chronoblob delay, which outputs to Kamieniec. Tirana II handles some panning.

Audio recorded straight to camera."

The Days before DAWs

Published on Aug 22, 2017 mik300z

"Been away for a while. Good to be back and thanks as always for watching.
Just a note on the set-up
Esq is master clock, running Tr-08, juno 6 and JP-08.
Most of the sounds are actually from the ESQ.
A truly inspirational and creative instrument

My BandCamp:"

1337 #10

Published on Aug 19, 2017 adnmusic

"Check my new album 1337 here :

This tune was recorded on a Y4M4H4 M0+if XF7, R0l4nd G4!4 & 70|\\|em47?iX :D"

Volca Techno & Deep House Jam (2017-08-18 Part II)

Published on Aug 22, 2017

This one sent my way via Frank Nijland. Part 1 is below if you want to start there. These are about an hour long though.

"Live jam using 4 Korg Volcas and some effects.

Korg Volca Keys + Zoom MS-70CDR
Korg Volca FM
Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca Sample
Arturia Keystep
Behringer XENYX QX1002USB

Recorded with iPhone 7."

Ambient Volca Jam: Bass, FM, Keys

Published on Aug 11, 2017 Slenterende Beer

"Live jam by Abel using 3 Korg Volcas and some effects.

Korg Volca Bass
Korg Volca FM
Korg Volca Keys + Zoom MS-70CDR
Arturia Keystep
Behringer XENYX QX1002USB

Recorded with iPhone 7."

Korg Sigma demotrack 2

Published on Aug 22, 2017 ikworgek

"second demotrack of the Korg Sigma
all sounds from the Sigma
sequenced by Korg SQ-1, solo's played by hand.
some reverb and delay


Part one here.

"Dr. Filth" Roland MC505 demo

Published on Aug 22, 2017 Mattelica

"Live take on a Roland MC505 direct to a Canon 6D with a 50mm 1.4 lens"

Korg Z-1 Multi Oscillator Synthesizer with RARE ZSC-01 SOUND CARD

via this auction

Yamaha CS01 Synthesizer SN 27597

via this auction

This SN appears to have been listed for slightly more last month from a different seller. As always, be sure to go through eBay when buying on eBay for their buyer protection.

ROLAND Jupiter 4 Vintage Synthesizer in Excellent Condition with Hard Case

via this auction

Yamaha CS-40M SN 1429

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 2

via this auction

Custom 5U Modded Vintage Oberheim SEM Module

via this auction

Custom Racked Vintage Oberheim SEM Modules

via this auction

"Here are two beautiful vintage Oberheim SEM modules racked with power supply and 1/4 modulation patch points."

Haiku Nº 04 - Contrast // Mutable Instruments Elements, Rings & Clouds

Published on Aug 22, 2017 ann annie

"Beauty in nature Reconstructing / rebuilding the
under hum of rushing life ---- system. Voltage Block doing most

contrast to bring light. of the heavy lifting here. ~ Patch notes below..



~ Synthetic Strings //
- Elements processed by Three Sisters and Clouds (Left Input)

~ Bells //
- Rings attenuated by Triatt processed into Lo-Fi Junky, then Clouds (R Input)

~ Glitch //
- STO shaped by Ornament and Crime Piqued Mode

~ Voltage Block //
Sending pitch to Elements, Rings and STO. Modulating the blow and strike properties of Elements."

Digitakt - Session Alpha

Published on Aug 22, 2017 Red Means Recording

"A performance on the Elektron Digtakt.
1 bank, 16 patterns, lots of Fill condition.
All live, 1 take, two edits, to fix mistakes.
Sorry, it turns out I am only human.
100% Digitakt, mastered with Ozone."


Published on Aug 22, 2017 Delta Aquari

"Just recieved the Cinnamon VCF by Bastl Instruments and I totally love it so I decided to make a quick video for you guys ! In this patch I used the Cinnamon (LP) to filter a wavefolded (Intellijel uFold) Micro Braids (ZLPF mode) which is being sequenced by René. Used the Erica Synths PICO DSP for some stereo delay. The Cinnamon is surprisingly versatile and sounds totally unique, really love this special kind of dirtiness about it, It is probably one of the best sounding filters I got my hands on so far."

RolandBoutique 60secondsessions Jam

Published on Aug 22, 2017 Barry Smethurst

"Roland JX-03 & TR-09, Eurorack, DSI Mopho, MB33 & DX7. FMR RNC, Midiverb."

MFB Tanzmaus, Moog Minitaur, Korg Monologue, & Elektron Analog RTYM Videos by 3rdStoreyChemist

MFB Tanzmaus, Moog Minitaur & Boss DD3 Digital Delay

Published on Aug 22, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tanzmaus drum machine & a Minitaur synthesiser synced together.
Clock and sequence from an Elektron Octatrack, with a Kenton Thru-5. The DD3 has been placed on an aux send."

MFB Tanzmaus, Korg Monologue & Strymon Big Sky

Published on Aug 22, 2017

"Jamming with the Tanzmaus drum machine & a Monologue synthesiser synced together. The Big Sky has been placed on an aux send."

Its Called A Synthesizer - Live Electronica Performance with Novation Gear

Published on Aug 11, 2017



WAV | Ableton Live | iOS Packs | MIDI | Serum | Dune 2 | Sylenth

IT'S CALLED A SYNTHESIZER -- Live electronica performance

iOS iPad TOOLS ► Novation Groovebox app (composition), Novation Blocs Wave app (composition), Novation Launchpad app (arrangement and live performance)

LIVE-PLAYED SYNTHS ► Novation Ultranova (factory patch B056 'Electric Fluid'), Novation Launchkey MINI is controlling a laptop running Ableton Live with a custom Sylenth patch (038 LD Shiny Glossy Heart) from my 'Dayglow' soundbank for Sylenth which is coming soon.

VOCALS ► Are being triggered with the Behringer CMD DC-1 MIDI Controller - live in real-time from a 2nd laptop running Ableton . I am also using this laptop to playback the ride loop which is turned on and off via this controller as well.

THE SPEECH I SAMPLED ► [embed below]

NOTE: The iPad and BOTH LAPTOPS are all using ALBETON LINK to keep everything in time and perfectly in sync, such as the delay on the vocal samples and the delay on the Shiny Glossy Heart Sylenth patch."

Vermona tVCF-Extension Eurorack Module

via Vermona

"twinVCFilter is a versatile filter module itself. But there are times when you need some additional features like a notch-filter. In this case tVCF-Extension is your friend.

Individual Filter Outputs
tVCF-Extension has got individual outputs for each filter type of twinVCFilter’s filter-sections and even adds notch outputs. You can use all outputs at the same time.

As you might know, twinVCFilter already has two CV-inputs per filter section. We thought that might not be enough for complex patches, so tVCF-Extension has additional CV-inputs to modulate the cutoff-frequencies. Each with a dedicated polarizer for attenuating and inverting incoming voltages.
With these you will get new modulation possibilities like controlling both cutoff-frequencies at the same time in parallel or contrary.

To get even more out of the module you can separate the polarizer section from the cutoff-frequencies and use them independently of twinVCFilter. They also can generate a voltage on their own.

tVCF-Extension is an elegant and even slim way to extend the vast possibilities of twinVCFilter."

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