MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest 2017

Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest 2017 (Circuit Seance)

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Stexe
Update: Re-Published on Oct 25, 2017

"Instruments: Moog Theremini, homemade synth / sequencer, circuit-bent toy"

See the Halloween label for more.

Elektron Analog Four MKII

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video uses the four voices and effects from the Analog Four MKII as well as its CV output to demonstrate some of what the device is capable of. All of the sounds and effects come from the Analog Four, except the bass sound that is from the Make Noise 0-Coast which is CV/Gate sequenced by the Analog Four.

Available here:"

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Novation Basstation 2

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Tarek Mansur

"Got the Novation Basstation 2 today!!! I love this synth so much!!! It's freaking amazing!! So I just bumpt it up right here and recorded some crazy shit for you guys to see and hear it in ACTION! I added a bit of reverb cause I love reverb! =) BUY THIS MACHINE!!! IT'S F'ING INSANE!!


Published on Oct 23, 2017 SynthgodXXX

**Watch in HD** **Lite Clipping!! Watch those Subs!**

Ahh the Akai Timbrewolf. Nice BASIC synthesizer.
Very easy to use, sounds clean, built right. Solid keys.
Can detune easily. Can be a bit to calibrate. HOWL
(drive or overdrive) is really intense if not ready for it.
Sorry about the clipping, the Timbrewolf BITES so you
have to learn to TAME IT, if you choose too!!! LOL!
BEST feature is the UNISON MODE. NICE!!!
Mono mode is nice, POLY is GREAT with DECAY :)
Good for a basic synth if you need something
that just produces solid analog tone & BITE.
I ran the Akai Timbrewolf thru my trusty
ART Multiverb LT on the L1 setting @ 50%.
Then recorded in stereo into Ableton LIVE.

Thank you for watching!"

Korg Prophecy Solo Synthesizer

via this auction

A currently underrated synth for whatever reason. The Prophecy supported both virtual analog and physical modeling. Some claim the Z1 is a polyphonic Prophecy, however they are slightly different. The parameters do not line up 100%.

Clip1024 [electribe sampler / OCTA Shield / bluesky]

Published on Oct 23, 2017 ghostradioshow

"Hardware techno jam.
Enjoy ;D

Korg electribe sampler
DigiLogTokyo OCTA Shield
Strymon bluesky"

CustomSynth Spotting on The Streets -- The Edge of a Cliff

Published on Apr 7, 2009 thebeats

"Mike's Blog: The D.O.T.:"

via @customsynth:

"this meant a lot to me glad to have painted a couple of things The Streets -- The Edge of a Cliff"

Custom synths come towards the end.

Some great lyrics to think about as well:

"I lay right there once at the edge of the rock
I was ready to jump, I was ever so lost
But this gentleman stopped and said something I never forgot
For billions of years since the outset of time
Every single one of your ancestors has survived
Every single person on your mum and dad's side
Successfully looked after and passed on to you life
What are the chances of that, like?
It comes to me once in a while
And everywhere I tell folk it gets the best smile"

Plexis - Warped (Moog Sub 37 & Launchpad)

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Plexis

"Hey guys! This is my first live jam with Ableton Live instead of FL Studio. Sorry for the video quality, the main camera on my smartphone is broken, so I had to record this with the selfie cam...
Hope you like it anyway :)"

Elektron Digitakt Vs. Moog Slim Phatty - Dusty Techno session

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Alain Kalender

"Yes yes, rly dusty, so much filth"

Studio Electronics Midimini SN 1536

via this auction

"Overall, the synth is in excellent working condition. The front panel is very clean with hardly a blemish to be seen. The top has some minor marking, the sides and rear are also clean with only minor marks.

All knobs, buttons and switches are present, original and function correctly.

The unit has been fully tested and is working as it should be."

Vintage 1986 Wersi MK 1 SII Stage Performer 20 Voice MIDI Synthesizer w/ Extras

via this auction

Korg Z1 Polyphonic Physical Modeling Synth

via this auction

12 voice physical & analog modeling synth.

Exploring Apps 01 // Patterning Singing Bowl Experiment

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Computing.Sound

"The 'Patterning : Drum Machine' iOS app by Olympia Noise Co. sequencing singing bowl samples and a bit of tweaking.

The samples where recorded with a Zoom H5 and the XY capsule that came with it.

I really like the app.
Sadly it isn't available on Windows or Android."

iTunes: Patterning : Drum Machine - Olympia Noise Co.

a tribute to Vangelis iconic Bladerunner sound within CosmosÆ’ environment

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Sinan Bokesoy

"testing the new sawtooth super oscillators with modulated detunings on the upcoming CosmosÆ’ version."

Dave Smith Instruments In the Spotlight with the Mopho X4 and Fabian Almazan

You'll find the full interview at Dave Smith Instruments here.

"Recently nominated for a Grammy for his work on Terence Blanchard’s Breathless, pianist and composer Fabian Almazan found his musical roots as a child in his homeland of Havana where he first became involved in the classical piano tradition. When his parents could not afford to pay for private piano lessons and having migrated to Miami, Florida, pianist Conchita Betancourt was gracious enough to impart free lessons. Thanks to Mrs. Betancourt’s exceeding generosity, Fabian was able to audition for the New World School of the Arts High School in Miami where he studied from 1998 to 2002. In 2002 Fabian was selected for the piano chair in the National 2002 Grammy High School Jazz Combo. The following year, Almazan attended the newly up and running Brubeck Institute fellowship program based in northern California where he studied with Mark Levine and performed with Dave Brubeck and Christian McBride. In 2003, Fabian moved to New York City to study with Kenny Barron at the Manhattan School of Music..."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

Malekko Heavy Industry - Gate Delay

Published on Oct 23, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's the fantastic Gate Delay from the lovely people at Malekko Heavy Industry. This is a totally awesome and exciting module that I imagine many looked at and thought it wasn't for them as a more utilitarian piece of kit. But it can be incredibly musical. With options for input normalising or normalising of outputs to create rhythmic musical canon effects with your gates and options for tying gate delay times to the clock or going unquantized it really is ace and incredibly fast to get things moving in interesting ways. It's a lovely pairing for the Varigate and/or Voltage Block but of course works entirely independent as seen here.

00:26 Overview / features
- all modes
- timing settings
- ins and outs
- musical canons
- quantised / unquantised delays

02:50 Patch 1 "splitting melodies"
- simple sequences turned "pseudo two voice"
- unquantised gate delays
- CV inputs (knobs become attenuators)

05:49 Patch 2 "customs flams / drum placement"
- mode 2 normalising inputs
- time mode 2 "unquantised but clocked to 1 bar in length"
- placing beats anywhere in the bar
- customs flams between percussion
- bursts from the mix output

10:17 Patch 3 "cascading chord tones"
- mode 3 cascading outs to ins
- musical "canon" in the rhythm
- quantised delay placement (time mode 3)
- breaking the normalising"

JoMoX AiR Base 99 Analog Drum Synthesizer SN 1450

via this auction

Storm 3003 - Floating (Korg Minilogue + Elektron Analog Rytm + Four + Novation Mininova)

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Shock-HRz

Live set by Simone Ciacci a.k.a. "Storm 3003"
Select HD for a better experience!

- Korg Minilogue (+Kp3)
- Elektron Analog RYTM
- Elektron Analog FOUR
- Novation Mininova

- RME FireFace UC"

3 Modules #28: Maths, Clouds, Ripples

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Comparative Irrelevance

"Turn off the lights and get ready for some sedate dark ambient tones! I love this slow, pulsating movement, and the warm, heavy thud of Ripples' sine sub. I also like the effect of modulating Clouds' dry/wet blend here: it serves a dual purpose as a VCA for the bass notes and a sort of side-chain compression for the granular sounds.

Note: this recording contains a very wide range of frequencies, from very low bass to piercingly high treble. I recommend using good headphones or full-range speakers to hear it all.

Patch notes:
I'm using Ripples as an oscillator (with some occasional self-FM for richer harmonics) and feeding little snippets of sound into Clouds' buffer, which stays frozen most of the time here. I then tune Ripples to a nice bass frequency and leave the rest up to the modulation that's controlling Clouds.

Maths channel 4 (slow, looping envelope) is controlling Clouds' position, density and blend, which is the dry/wet mix in this case. This is set up so that the wet mix will quickly drop, letting Ripples' bass tone through, and then slowly drift back up to 100% wet while the density gets sparser (moving from counter clockwise towards noon setting) and the position moves forward through the frozen buffer.

Maths channel 1 (quicker looping envelope) is modulating Clouds' texture and size parameter, to create some interesting movements and sonic artefacts.

Occasionally I'll manually change Clouds' pitch setting for variation. I also load different buffers throughout the recording – both by unfreezing and recording new sound from Ripples, and by loading stored buffers from Clouds' memory. Actually, one of those recorded buffers contained something I'd stored forever ago, and I have a feeling it's sampled from Rings, but it sounded so pleasant I couldn't resist using it anyway. The other buffers contain only sounds from Ripples, that I recorded while setting up the patch.

Thanks for watching!"

VCV Rack Trummor: new features

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Leonardo Laguna Ruiz

"This video shows the new features in Trummor. You can read more about this filter and my other modules here:"

VCV Rack Open-source virtual Eurorack DAW - MVM #92

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everyone? Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking out a new open source virtual Eurorack DAW called VCV Rack.

In the first audio example we have three different synthesizer voices, each on an independent MIDI channel. All the synth sounds are coming from VCV Rack, and the drum samples are coming from the MPC1000.

On the second half of the video, we'll experiment with several sequencers all sync'd up together. In this example all the audio is coming from VCV Rack.

Free download at"

::vtol:: ivy - 240 Step Sequencer

::vtol:: ivy from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.

The latest creation from ::vtol::.

"Interactive sound installation. Sequencer-synthesizer with 240 steps, that allows to create rhythmic compositions. Object has complex control system with possibility to add or delete "voices", change tempo of whole sequence or individually for each voice, to change number and direction of steps.

The project is created specially for Open Codes exhibition in ZKM center, dedicated to codes and programming in art. On one side, Ivy is a representation of an archaic method of electronic music programming for analog synthesizers. On the other side - gigantic scale and obsessive multiplication of simple primitive elements turns this project into an art installation, that is referring to the topic of graphic and physical organization of parameters in electronic music.

more info -"

Synth Jam with Moog Sub 37, Moog Mother 32, Juno-106 and Native Instruments Una Corda

Published on Oct 21, 2017 DJ FOTN

"After spending the day getting my new studio kit setup I decided to record an idea I was playing with. Featuring the Moog Sub 37, Moog Mother 32, Juno-106 and Native Instruments Una Corda and more than a little inspired by the Stranger Things sound track :)

Managed to get some really crunchy sounds out of the Mother 32 by feeding the VCO Pulse and the LFO Triangle back into the Ext Audio, then tuning the LFO and varying the VCO Mod Amount."

Kyle Connelly Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest 2017

Published on Oct 20, 2017

"Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest 2017

Moog Etherwave Plus Theremin
iMovie / Logic Pro X"

Easel Theremin Patch

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Todd Barton

"A little Easel Trick or Treat patch. I've always wanted to create a Theremin patch for the Easel. Here it is, Happy Halloween!"

Reminder: Todd Barton is playing three shows, one in Portland, one in Seattle, one in Stockton. See this post for details.

deltAdata : Hyperdrive (acid breakbeat circuit jam)

Published on Oct 23, 2017 deltAdata

"Outdoor Novation Circuit 1.6 Acid Breakbeat jam, audio recorded with Line 6 Sonicport VX and ipad mini with some AU:FXpush compression added in post production, video recorded with Sony Xperia z3c (head) and ipad mini 1 (side), imovie was used for main video editing and After Effect for final video tunning, some beers were used too...

The acid patch is home made, as the drum breaks, witch are created with Addictive Drums and Ableton Live and the voice was created with samplr on ipad.

Thanks for watching ! :)"

Deckard's Dream Voice Card 0805 SMD Capacitors

Published on Oct 23, 2017 TjimmyChonga

"This rather long video is an unedited session of soldering the SMD caps on the Deckard's Dream Voice Card.
Long and unedited are key words here. It's basically a real-time video of me soldering all the SMD capacitors on one Deckard's Dream Voice Card. I don't expect anyone to see this. That's ok."

You can find all parts in this series here.

FieldScaper - Field recorder & Scapes constructor. Chaotic Ambient. Version 1.8 Update

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Igor Vasiliev

iTunes: FieldScaper - iMusicAlbum

What's New in Version 1.8
● Added support of Ableton Link.
● Added support of Audiobus 3.
● Added support of Audiobus MIDI.
● New mode "Manual" in the looper.
● Additional LFO ranges.
● Sync start with Ableton Link.
● Several new presets added.
● Updated Dropbox support.
● Improvements of user interface.
● Built-in description updated.
● Minor bug fixes.

Roland SE02 & Eventide Space

Published on Oct 23, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"SE02 synthesiser through the Space reverb.

No further processing except normalisation."

Roland SE-02s on eBay

Dynacord Electronic Drum Pad / Power Pads and Stand

via this auction

Clavia Nord Lead 1

via this auction

Moog Prodigy 336A SN 1425

via this auction

Learning the West Coast

Published on Oct 23, 2017 therudyrude

"Buchla noodling"

Patch Lab Analog Jam: Button Masher (Moog Sub 37 & Nord Drum 3P)

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Boredbrain Music

"Button Masher is the fifth musical experiment of many featuring a new configuration with monosynth and drum synth, swapping effects pedals using the Patchulator 8000 on a shared pedalboard.


First person synth jams! EP10: "Science"

Published on Oct 23, 2017 Synthead

"Download the song here!"

Octatrack MKII meets Yamaha FS1R and Analog Heat

Published on Oct 22, 2017 Daniel Troberg

"The Octatrack provides 4 channels of MIDI sequencing to the FS1R using different step lengths, time signatures and probabilities. The audio is routed back in to the Octatrack where probability resampling and playback happens. All sounds comes from the FS1R. The main out of the Octatrack goes in to the Analog Heat for additional distortion and equalization."

Synovatron CVGT1 tutorial.

Published on Oct 22, 2017 musicalfungus

"Detailed tutorial on the basic operations of the Synovatron CVGT1. Specifically how to sequence the Buchla Music Easel from the Make Noise Rene sequencer."


Published on Oct 22, 2017 musicalfungus

"I just recently performed with an amazing artist collective in Oakland at an event called Synthestesia. 3 musicians using modular synths play improvised music to 3 different visual film artists using a 16mm film projector The artists do 15 minute round robin sets. I performed with both Eurorack and on the Buchla Music Easel. I had intended on recording the perromance but didn't end up doing it as planned.

The next morning I recreated one of my patches to the best of my ability. Luckily I had saved the quantized sequences in Rene so I was able to recreate one of my 15 minute sets pretty accurately.


Patch n Tweak

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