MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

EMW Analog Drum Synth Eurorack Modular Demo

Published on Oct 18, 2017 FatSynthDude

"Duder on GearSlutz been bugging me for a while to do this, so thought I'd whip out a quick demo to show off the range of this AWESOME module."

Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest 2017

Published on Oct 16, 2017 parabolic9

"New product from Mooög! The MuRTS! Mechanical undead Rotating Theremin Sequencer! Rotating vanes control a theremin, while the theremin controls a voyager via CV. I originally tried to get this to play the first 8 beats of "happy birthday to you" but it wobbles too much and it's creepy enough as it is.
Made with love. and blood.

...coming soon.. the MIDI M.u.R.T.S."

Commodore 64 System w/ Cynthcart Cartridge from Paul Slocum

via this auction

"Comes with:

Commodore 64 computer

Incredible Musical Keyboard in original box with (untested) software

Cynthcart cartridge from Paul Slocum.

Off-Brand power supply, supposedly better than the Commodore original.

Video to 1/4" cable, ready for effects or to be plugged into your interface."

Moog Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue Synthesizer (V3) w/ VX-351 & Gig Bag

via this auction

"Voyager (w/ V3 upgrade installed, allowing for 128 Presets x 7 Banks), in excellent condition... VX-351 CV Expander, which itself is a $295 extra value, and vastly opens up the modulation capabilities of the Voyager, and better interfaces with other CV gear..."

Rheyne - Sequenced Jam #56

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Rheyne

"Winter Modular Eloquencer triggering a Moog DFAM, Noise Engineering LIP, Make Noise DPO, and an Erica Synths Pico Voice. The Morphagene is playing some chords from my Fender Rhodes, triggered by a Tempi.

The Morphagene reel is available here:"

Solo In A Silo

Published on Oct 18, 2017 TheJesterN

"Modular Synthesizer Solo by Alberto Novello aka JesterN on August 2017 @OMI Arts Center, Ghent, NY, USA.

The solo aimed at exploring the space acoustics by making it resonate with pure tones on the whole range of audible spectrum and a vaste range of frequency material. No artificial reverbs were used or added. All sounds comes from the unedited live recording in the space.

Shot by Ross Willows."

From A Window - You Know I'm Listening LIVE STUDIO SOLO PERFORMANCE

Published on Oct 18, 2017 FromAWindowUK

"Sarah Mac doing her thing. Simple looking patch, but simple it is not!"

Cruel+Unusual Instruments INTRO!

Published on Oct 18, 2017 CRUEL & UNUSUAL INSTRUMENTS

"Welcome! have a little taste"


Live Synth MiniJam (2017-10-18): Volca FM, Atmegatron, DRM1, Dark Energy, BeatStep Pro

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Oscillator Sink

"I haven't posted a jam in a while: fixed. I thought i'd combine a couple of my newer acquisitions with some old favourites into a little live minijam.

Everything played live, then the raw tracks mixed a bit in Reaper.

Gear List:
Vermona DRM1
Korg Volca FM
Soulsby Atmegatron
Doepfer Dark Energy
Arturia BeatStep Pro"

Blade Runner Blues Lead Demo

"The Blade Runner Blues lead / harmonica patch is one of the most expressive patches Vangelis ever did on the CS-80. Among other things it features sensitive and fine-tuned velocity and aftertouch response, with quite different settings for each of the two synth lines. Since it is not directly derived from the CS-80's preset buttons (many of his other go-to patches were), and especially because it has so many expressive nuances, it is not a straightforward patch to recreate.

After many hours of micro-tweaking every possible parameter on the CS-80V3 and much A/B comparison, this is the closest I have gotten. The pad background was created with the Roland VP-03 strings to emulate Vangelis' gorgeous VP330, and some Rhodes flourishes were added.

If you own the Arturia CS-80V3 (upgrade to latest version), please feel free to download this preset here:…EVXhjeTNsMnFIR0U
(click on the link then click on the download icon on the upper right)"

Vintage E-Mu Emax 100 SE Digital Sampling Keyboard SN 2190

via this auction

"The keyboard has been fully tested with no problems. The keyboard is in excellent condition considering it's age, with some minor cosmetic wear.

Includes manuals, sound library, disc storage case & power cord.

Serial #: 2190."

1985 Analog Electronic Music Techniques Book

via this auction

"Vintage 1985 hardcover book “Analog Electronic Music Techniques In Tape, Electronic, and Voltage-Controlled Synthesizer Studios” by Joel Naumann and James D. Wagoner. Schirmer book company.
Very good condition w outer sleeve cover intact.
423 pages.

From the sleeve: 'The book is divided into three parts, beginning with fundamental sutdio techniques and proceeding carefully to more advanced applications. Part I explores the world of the tape and electronic studio, from basic acoustics through electronis signal modulators. Part II covers voltage-controlled synthesis including AC and DC, time variant, and random and squential control voltage applications. Part III is a primer for composition in the analog studio, including a discussion of various approaches to electronic music composition and outlines for a number of larger electronic music projects.'"

Pioneer Introduces the DJS-1000 Stand-alone DJ Sampler

Published on Oct 17, 2017 Pioneer DJ

"Meet the DJS-1000 stand-alone DJ sampler – Intuitive DJ-friendly interface and powerful performance features for improvising unique sounds and phrases.

Many of today’s professional DJs use electronic instruments and production gear in their live sets to help make their performances creative and unique. With an easy-to-use interface, 16 multicoloured step input keys, 16 multicoloured Performance Pads, a host of inputs and outputs, plus various other performance features, the DJS-1000 is the ideal musical instrument to take into the booth and propel your sets to the next level.

Add the DJS-1000 to your DJ set-up and you can intuitively create unique sounds and phrases in advance of your set, or on the fly, then sequence and loop them as you wish. Improvise a new groove by syncing and mixing with tracks playing on other equipment such as CDJs using the Beat Sync, tempo slider and nudge features. At a glance, the 7-inch full-colour touch screen gives you all the information you need to perform, thanks to easily recognisable sequence patterns and instrument icons assigned to the Performance Pads.

Other features installed on the DJS-1000 include Live Sampling, which enables you to easily sample input sounds and immediately use them as independent tracks or as FX to add to your mix.

The DJS-1000 will be available from mid-October 2017."

Key Features:

Moog 808 Bass Tutorial with J3PO

Published on Dec 18, 2016 J3PO

"Learn how to make an 808 style bass on the Moog Sub 37 with J3PO."

Rhino - FM Synthesizer using Arduino and Max Msp

Published on Oct 18, 2017

"To project αυτό έγινε στα πλαίσια εργασίας του μαθήματος Ηλεκτρονικά Μουσικά Όργανα του τμήματος Μηχανικών Μουσικής Τεχνολογίας και Ακουστικής.
Πρόκειται για ένα synthesizer που βασίζεται στην ιδέα του Theremin ως προς τον τρόπο διάδρασης με τον χρήστη, ενώ ως προς την δημιουργίας ηχοχρώματος του βασίζεται στην τεχνική Frequency Modulation Synthesis.
Ο χρήστης δηλαδή με την κίνηση του χεριού ελέγχει μια ακολουθία από νότες σαν εξέλιξή μιας μουσικής κλίμακας που θα επιλέξει. Ενώ ταυτόχρονα μπορεί να ρυθμίζει το φασματικό περιεχόμενο χειριζόμενος τα ποτενσιόμετρα. Το ηχητικό αποτέλεσμα που θα παράγει βασίζεται στους λόγους αρμονικότητας που θα ορίσει καθώς και το εφέ που θα επιλέγει να συνοδεύει την βασική γεννήτρια ήχου. Σκοπός είναι να δοθεί στον χρήστη η ελευθερία του να διαμορφώσει την χροιά του οργάνου με ποικίλους συνδυασμούς πειραματιζόμενος με το χειριστήριο.
Για την κατασκευή του χρησιμοποίησα ενα Arduino Mega 2560, και τον αισθητήρα κίνησης Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04.
Ο προγραμματισμός της γεννήτριας ήχου έγινε στο περιβάλλον της Max Msp."


"This project was done within the framework of the Electronic Music Instruments course of the Department of Music Engineering of Technology and Acoustics.

It is a synthesizer based on the idea of ​​Theremin in how to interact with the user, while in terms of its sound coloring it is based on the Frequency Modulation Synthesis technique.

The user, by moving the hand, controls a sequence of notes as a progression of a music scale he chooses. While at the same time it can regulate the spectral content by manipulating the potentiometers. The sound effect it generates is based on the reasons for its harmonicity and the effect it will choose to accompany the basic sound generator. The purpose is to give the user the freedom to shape the instrument's complexion with a variety of combinations by experimenting with the controller.

For construction I used an Arduino Mega 2560, and the Ultrasonic Sensor HC-SR04 motion sensor.

The sound generator was programmed into Max Msp's environment. "

Roland JD-800 Programmable Synthesizer w/ Original Box SN ZC55162

via this auction

Roland TR-606 Analog Drum Machine w/ Quicksilver Mod

via this auction

"The Quicksilver mod was installed by Social Entropy, so works perfect.

This 606 comes with the two MIDI dongles."

Live Studio Jam: 10/18/17, Microkorg & Teenage Engineering OP-1

Published on Oct 18, 2017

Bandcamp :
Patreon :

"This jam is one of my current tracks in progress for a live set I've been building. This will be a small 3/4 song set, aimed for open mics and small starter shows.

My main focus is live playing, I want my keyboard playing to create the main changes and atmopshere in the performance. I'll be sharing my other tracks very soon so keep a ear out."

Euclidean Rhythms EXPLAINED

Published on Oct 18, 2017 White Noises

Extra Resources

Great paper on Euclidean rhythms and world music rhythms:

Perhaps the greatest example of rotating/offsetting rhythms:"

Steve Reich - Clapping Music (Scrolling)

Published on Jan 30, 2012 gerubach

"Performer Info - 3:49
Please donate to Gerubach's Scrolling Score Project by going to"

Synth & Sundry Intro

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Synth & Sundry

A new synth video channel from supporting MATRIXSYNTH members, Jacques Mongrel aka Pinwale Sounds and Jesus Santaeularia aka Alpicat. I'll be posting their synth videos here on MATRIXSYNTH as well! :)

"A quick explanation of what Synth & Sundry is about. FYI Jacques Mongrel Videos is no more. I've joined forces with Alpicat ( moving forward to make more sound demos, tutorials and music. Thank you for you watching!"

Pittsburgh Modular Distro V/O Buffering

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Whenever splitting a V/O signal, it is important to use a buffered multiple. The Lifeforms Distro allows multiple copies of a signal without voltage loss or tracking issues."

HS-MONSTER Synthesizer/Sequencer

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Peley Krane

Available on Etsy:

"A Digital Synthesizer And Step-Sequencing Brain In One Device That Can be "Played" in RealTime as a Performance Instrument, OR
be Programmed/Sequenced to Perform Longer Polyphonic Chord Arrangements/Compositions

A SONAR-DISTANCE-SENSOR on the Front Face and [360 DIAL/Push-BUTTON] on Top of the Unit Provide Control of the Internal Synthesis Engine and Polyphonic Sequencing Brain

The Hog Shed Monster IS a Polyphonic 4-Voice WaveTable Synthesizer:

25 WaveForms Inside, Each Designed to be Digitally Vibrant and Bright, Giving the Hog Shed Monster Its
Unique Tonal Character.

Creating Kick Drums -Part 1- Vermona DRM1 mkIII + FX Pedals

Published on Oct 11, 2017 Kablehead

Vermona DRM1 mkIII
Electro-Harmonix Black Finger
Hardwire RV-7
Z.Vex Ringtone
Boss PS-5
Boss AW-3
Subdecay Noisebox
Radial Big Shot

Creating Kick Drums -Part 2- Vermona DRM1 mkIII + FX Pedals

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Kablehead

Vermona DRM1 mkIII
Walrus Audio Janus
Frostwave Sonic Alienator
Dreadbox Epsilon
Radial Big Shot


Published on Oct 18, 2017 MR TUNA Music

Casio DG-10 Digital Guitar Synthesizer SN I2014250

via this auction

Quasimidi Sirius Digital Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Sirius has everything you need to write and record your own music: a sequencer, a drum computer, 3 polyphonic synthesizers, an arpeggiator, a vocoder, a beat-recognition system and even two effects units.

The Sirius is therefore a complete and compact studio for very little expense. It does not matter whether you are a newcomer or have advanced knowledge of such musical instruments. The unit has been designed with user-friendliness as a priority, enabling everyone to reach their desired musical goals fast!

The flexibility of the Sirius guarantees endless pleasure and surprises. Be it the versatile connection possibilities of the integrated vocoder or the brilliant real time possibilities of the filter and arpeggiator stages, the Sirius will definitely inspire the creative and experimental sound designing side in everyone who uses it. The Sirius is programmed for endless fun!

You will soon realise that the Sirius, with its many useful functions and simplicity of operation, is the perfect partner in your day to day musical life. Naturally we have devoted a lot of thought to live performance as well, and have equipped the Sirius with numerous possibilities for real time operation and management. Your audience will be thrilled.

Additional cool features available on the Sirius is a Random Patch Generator at the push of a button and Macros to help make patches faster. Macros available are for filters, amplifier envelope, modulation routing, oscillator tuning and waveform sets."

Modor NF-1 Digital Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Arp Odyssey 2800 MK1 + Kenton Pro Solo + Case SN 282750

via this auction

Roland D-05 Boutique Linear Synthesizer - The New Roland D-50

Published on Oct 18, 2017 PMTVUK

"David Ahlund from Roland demonstrates the new Roland D-05 Boutique Linear Synthesizer at PMTVUK."

Roland D-05s on eBay


Published on Oct 18, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"got my new RC505 looping station
it is so fun to loop in sync till 5 tracks
3 tracks made with moog mother32
1 track with DX7
1 track with korg monologue
after looping i also add 2x MOOG MOTHER32 solo's and ROLAND S50 strings and some DX7 harp

all improvisation"

Roland SH 09 Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Bonedo Synthesizers

"Roland SH 09 with Boss DR-55 Sound Demo (no talking)"

02-The Dubreq Stylophone Gen X-1-Stylophonic Function

Published on Oct 18, 2017 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a general demonstration of the Stylophonic sound and functionality of the Dubreq Stylophone Gen X-1."

All parts here.

Roland SH-01a - SynthFest UK 2017

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

"Roland showed their new boutique format SH-01A, a meticulous reproduction of the iconic Roland SH-101, one of the most popular classic synthesizers of all time."

Dreadbox White Line Modular - SynthFest UK 2017

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

"Featuring a collection of modules including Oscillator, Echo, Splash reverb, LFO, MIDI to CV and more."

You can find additional details on Dreadbox's White Line Modular here.

Modal CRAFTrhythm - SynthFest UK 2017

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

"UK debut for the new Modal CRAFTrhythm 8-track drum sampler kit with a 16 step sequencer."

Novation Bass Station 2 & Boss DD3 Digital Delay

Published on Oct 18, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Bass Station 2 synthesiser through the DD3 delay.

No further processing except normalisation."


Blade Runner End Titles Sounds - Korg Gadget for iPad

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Marcus Padrini

"Korg Gadget offers a truly incredible collection of virtual synths! I tried to recreate some of the sounds of the classic Blade Runner soundtrack using the Gadget.

The strings (Glasgow), timpani (Darwin) and bells (Darwin) are factory presets, the other tones were created from initial presets."

iTunes: KORG Gadget - KORG INC.

How to SPICE UP your SOUND with CV - Making Sounds with MatrixBrute & Mother 32

Published on Oct 18, 2017 BoBeats

"Episode 2 in my Matrixbrute series. Today we connect the Mother 32 and Matrixbrute using control voltage (CV). See part one here:"

Why I Bought The MatrixBrute – BIG OVERVIEW & SOUND DEMOS (Arturia MatrixBrute Ep. 1)

Published on Oct 9, 2017 BoBeats

"Episode 1 of my Matrixbrute series. In this episode we listen to several demos of the Matrixbrute as well as do a overview of the main features."

7 Synths // Live @ Erica Synths Garage

Published on Oct 18, 2017 Erica Synths

"7 Synths perform live using: Korg King, Korg Kaoss Pad, Korg Kaossilator, Korg MS2000, Alesis Micron, Acces Virus Indigo, Waldorf Bloefeld.

7 Synths is a solo project of keyboardist, composer & producer Kaspars Tobis. Since 2000, he has been a member of the rock-band Dzelzs Vilks (Iron Wolf in Latvian), which has been one of the most successful alternative bands in Latvia for more than two decades. Apart from programming and playing keyboards in Dzelzs Vilks, he has been collaborating with musicians in Latvia and abroad, to name a few - Brainstorm, Mumiy Troll, Ainars Mielavs and others. Kaspars has also co-authored music for several theatre performances as well as for contemporary dance performances by Olga Zitluhina. In 2001 his first solo album Zenithsign was released. His second album Concert for 7 Synthesizers was released in 2013 and has received the Latvian Music Recording Award, Zelta Mikrofons as the Best Electronic Album 2013. In relation to this record, media often calls him the Latvian Jean Michel Jarre. The artist himself explains that the project 7 Synths takes the feeling of working in an electronic studio to the stage while performing both prepared compositions & creating sequences in real time. In his performances Kaspars uses four to nine digital & analog synthesisers & different devices and the combination is never the same."

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