MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Powwow Presents: Suzanne Ciani x Nick Verstand

Streamed live on Nov 2, 2017 POWWOW!

Also see Suzanne Ciani Live at Cafe Oto

"POW! We are excited to present to you a live-broadcast of a special audio-visual performance from 5 time grammy nominee Suzanne Ciani and contemporary artist Nick Verstand.
Live from REC. Festival, tune in the 2nd of November and witness an unique performance in a darkened Transport Rotterdam, where artists, installation and audience will occupy the space together!


Suzanne Ciani is a true synthesizer pioneer. She was one of the early disciples of 70’s synth maker Don Buchla and uses his modular equipment ever since. She was responsible for a revolution in advertising sound design, by the creation of the famous Coca-Cola ‘plop’ sound. A distinctive sound, that is recognized all over the world. The real breakthrough came in the 80’s, with calming new age space-music, earning her 5 Grammy nominations.




Nick Verstand is a contemporary artist researching human perception and consciousness. His large-scale immersive art installations - spatial compositions of visuals, light and sound - transform human behaviour into hypnotic environments. Nick Accompanies Ciani by composing with light corresponding with her music performance. Using control voltages from Ciani’s modular Buchla synthesizer, he transforms sound envelopes, rhythms and spatial dynamics into light parameters."

Zanzibar Beats

Published on Dec 3, 2017 Sudo Cat

"A quick and dirty track using the MFB Tanzbar drum machine and Cyclone TT 303. Enjoy!"

Moog mother32 / Elektron digitakt

Published on Dec 3, 2017 tasuku0676

seq/moog mother32
bass/moog sub37
Dr/Elektron digitakt

A Live recording.

Jomox M.Brane 1_1 Analog Drum Module SN 2010-0240

via this auction

"Cool drum module from Jomox. Only one sound at a time, but so many differnt analog percussion tones can come from this. Many sound shaping controls. In perfect shape, fully functioning. Comes with original box, manual and power supply."

Moog Concertmate MG-1 SN 17 555 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"RARE FIND - Realistic Moog Concertmate MG-1 synth with original box and manual. Made by Moog Music in USA. Professionally cleaned (foam inside front panel that turns sticky all cleaned out). All faders, sliders, switches, and buttons function correctly - all original. Contains two genuine syncable Moog filters that sound incredible. Vintage synth from 1982 in excellent condition. I got from original owner who rarely used. It has been in a smoke-free professional recording studio for the last 4 years."


Published on Dec 3, 2017 Dimitrios Sismanis

"Quick jam with the Digitakt, Analog Rytm, Analog Keys and modular.

AK sequences two modular voices. Bass from Braids into Ripples. Second voice from Piston Honda into Polivoks, Optomix and then Chronoblob.

Background texture from Hertz Donut into VCFS, Double Andore, DLD and Clouds.

Modulation from Kermit, Batumi, Octocontroller, Quadra."

Todd Barton Building his Aleph Patch on Eurorack with Random Source Serge Modules & More

Building My Aleph Patch Published on Dec 3, 2017 Todd Barton

"5 years ago I created a patch that I called The Krell [posted here]
It was developed on a Buchla system and its name paid homage to Bebe and Louis
Barron and their pioneering electronic music from the film Forbidden Planet.

For the past many months I’ve be working of a similar yet different patch I call
The Aleph after the short story of the same name by visionary and imaginative writer, Jorges Luis Borges.
'an Aleph is one of the points in space that contains all other points.'

This patch was developed using a constellation of eurorack modules. Hopefully this description and walk-through of building the patch will be a catalyst for others to develop, enjoy and explore!

My thanks to fellow travelers along the way who have encouraged, prodded and given me feedback: Bruno Liberda, Daniel Cramer, James Cigler, Gerald Good, Darrin Wiener, Bruce Bayard, Adam Scramstad, Charles Seeholzer, Michael Vannice, Robert Coburn, Federico Placidi, Colin Spiby, Michael Maag and Matrixsynth to name a few… Thank you!"

Also see The Aleph Patch Explained.

Crumar bit 01 Rack Expander "Let me be your slave" Vintage Italian Synth Ad

via VSMI where you'll find more vintage Italian synth ads.

Intellijel Rainmaker Eurorack Demo

Published on Dec 3, 2017 mylarmelodies

"Being a demo of the deepest 'delay' module in Eurorack.

Opening Thoughts: 2:29
Panel Overview: 5:01
Sounds: 10:41
Blank Slate Playaround: 17:05
Closing Thoughts: 38:02"

KORG Kronos in Atomic Shadow's Bunker Studio

Thought this was a great pic from @AtomicShadow

"Here is another view of the new Kronos in the studio. My Command Center is going to be re-arranged in the comping weeks to create a new workflow, centered on the Kronos. @KorgUSA @KronosKorg"

Moog Werkstatt-01 Analogue Synthesiser Synth With Cv Expander & Custom Chrome Knobs

via this auction

"Mood werkstatt great working condition comes with cv expander so can be easily used with other gear. Have put some new knobs on the synth as it makes it much easier to use but they can be removed just by pulling them off and the originals are underneath. One of the input on the expander is slightly bent but does not cause any issues and there is no original box unfortunately and does not come with power supply but can be used with standard 12v"

Portabella modular quick and dirty

Published on Dec 3, 2017 Pin Electronics & Ramcur

New Doepfer Eurorack Modules

"Module A-150-8 contains eight manually/voltage controlled switches. Each of the eight switches has a manual control button (Man.), a control voltage input (CV), a common Out / Input (O/I), and two In / Outputs (I/O1, I/O2). The switches are bi-directional, i.e. they can work in both directions, so can connect one input to either of two outputs, or either of two inputs to one output. Two LEDs show which in / output is active (i.e. which is connected to the common out / input). In addition the LEDs are used for the programming of the module:

For each unit the operating mode can be selected: Toggle or Level controlled. In Toggle mode the rising edge of the CV input or operating the manual control button changes the state of the switch. In Level mode the switch state is defined by the voltage applied to the CV input (low voltage = I/O1, high voltage = I/O2) or by the state of the manual control button (not pressed = I/O1, pressed = I/O2). The modes are programmed very easily: Operating the Toggle/Level button of the program section displays the current state of each switch with the LEDs: left LED on = Toggle mode, right LED on = Level mode. Operating the manual control button of the switch in question changes the toggle/level mode while the Toggle/Level button of the program section is operated. During the programming possibly patched CV signals have to be removed as the CV signals would interfere with the manual operating buttons during the programming process.

In addition it's possible to define master/slave groups. In such a group the upper unit (= master) controls also the state of the following switches provided that they are defined as slaves. Master/slave programming is also very simple: Operating the Master/Slave button of the program section displays the current state of each switch with the LEDs: left LED on = Master, right LED on = Slave. Operating the manual control button of the switch in question changes the master/slave mode while the Master/Slave button of the program section is operated. During the programming possibly patched CV signals have to be removed as the CV signals would interfere with the manual operating buttons during the programming process.
When all 8 units are defined as master all switches are independent from each other. If for example the sequence is MSSSMSMS the control unit of the first switch also controls the switches 2, 3 and 4. The control unit of switch 5 also controls the switch 6, and the control unit of switch 7 also controls the switch 8. The current states of the slave switches are overwritten by the state of the master switch.

Technical note: To protect the electronic switches in case of an unsuitable patch (e.g. connection of two outputs) a 1k protection resistor is inserted into the O/I line of each switch. If control voltages used for VCOs are switched this may cause a small voltage drop and lead to undesired audible detuning. For this application we recommend to insert a CV buffer between A-150-8 and the VCO(s), e.g. the Buffered Multiple A-180-3 or the Precision Adder A-185-2. Integrating the buffers into the module A-150-8 was not possible because this would ruin the bidirectionality of the switches."

Synth City - Patches Ep. 02 - Electronic Ocean (4ms Tapographic Delay)

Published on Dec 3, 2017 Synth City

"Take a journey with Patchy Ƶ. at Synth City for a special second episode of Patches. Today we preview the upcoming Tapographic Delay module from our friends at 4ms.

The Tapographic is a beautiful sounding and highly unique delay module. It provides lots of interactive controls perfect for live performance or unplanned studio fun. This delay sits alongside other effect modules well and doesn't fully compare to anything, having a totally original sound of its own.

It debuts on December 11, 2017 and you can get it right here at Synth City Chicago."

More Synth City - Patches.

Keeping it simple - Elektron Octatrack & Analog Four MKII, Novation Peak & Roland TB-03

Published on Dec 3, 2017 Ehsan Gelsi

Lets make a track - Tiptop Audio

Published on Dec 3, 2017 Tiptop .Audio

Avalon Bassline Didgeridoo

Published on Dec 3, 2017 Cray

Using the External input of the Mutant Clap to generate another 'guitar' voice.

Published on Dec 3, 2017 The Mad Music Machine

"We fed the MIDI of Status Quo's 'Caroline' to the Mother-32 and our Roland System-1m, but wanted to have Quo's 'dual' guitar sound - so we took the output of the Mother-32s filter and fed it in to the Mutant Clap and triggered it on 1/8th notes and generated a very crude version on Rick Parfitt :)"

1984 sequencer part 1

Published on Dec 3, 2017 DutchBigEd

"An 8 step sequencer based on the m-185 made by Ryk, using an Arduino to control the seuences and using thum wheel switches to set the number of repetitions per step."

New Trogotronic m/12 Detektor 4 Channel Multimode Dual Input Envelope / CV Generator

m/12 Detektor Overview Published on Dec 3, 2017 trogotronic

"Overview of Trogotronic m/12 Detektor 4 Channel Multimode Dual Input Envelope / CV Generator"

New Møffenzeef Mødular DIAL-UP Eurorack Module

DIAL-UP FIRST LØØK Published on Dec 3, 2017

via Møffenzeef Mødular


DIAL-UP! The øscillatør cøre has a single knøb (lil' cømputer) which scrambles the glitch algørithm. Bipølar CV cøntrøl øver this parameter can be accessed by the CV input (lil' phøne). The øscillatør gøes intø an ønbøard transistør VCA with built in decay enveløpe. Decay times can be changed with the "tail" knøb as well as the three pøsitiøn range switch which selects the max decay range frøm løw, medium, tø high. The BANG! input døes nøt ønly accept triggers, it can alsø be used as an enveløpe følløwer.

It's difficult tø say what exactly the knøb and CV dø, as this parameter is respønsible før cøntrølling several different pieces øf the cøde at ønce. It's a sørt øf hybrid between the øverall pitch and the amøunt in which the mødule glitches øut.

Bask in the gløry øf the days øf yøre...when mødems and dial-up tønes reigned supreme. That gød awful søund emitted as yøu tried with all øf yøur might tø ping a cømmunicatiøn acrøss the gløbe...that sø precisely what we have harnessed and packaged intø a percussiøn vøice før the mødern day cyber junkie."

Dream Scape Part 9-Bert Anjewierden

Published on Dec 3, 2017 Bert Anjewierden

"I do not know if this piece of music deserves the 'Dream Scape' name,i have mixed feelings about this music,maybe later i remove it for a better new piece of music,maybe you can help me,is this good?,do you like it? Sorry for my worries,but i hope you like it!

Leads:Elka Synthex,Moog Minimoog "D"
Pads/Strings:Roland XP-30,GEM S2,Elka Synthex
Sequence:Roland Jupiter-80
Bass:Moog Minimoog Voyager "OS"
Noise:Roland JX-8P

Music composed,produced and live performed by Bert Anjewierden c2017"

Mini Live Jam #37: Beatstep/ Patchblocks tek.drum/ Waldorf Streichfett & Rocket/ Volca Keys/ ...

Published on Dec 3, 2017 Kalkartronic

"Live Jam by Kalkartronic:
Gear set-up: Arturia Beatstep Midi into Kenton Midi Thru 5 to Waldorf Rocket, iStudio (with Xynthesizr and Alchemy running on ipad) and Volca Keys. Volca Keys sync out to Patchblocks tek.drum. Streichfett thru Mooer Micro Looper and Mooer Repeater, and Korg Kaossilator in standalone mode.
Recorder: Edirol R-1
Cam: Ricoh WG-M1
Thanks a lot for watching!"


Published on Dec 3, 2017 tonylight

"Video about the clock dividers option and reset function."

See the leploop label below for more.

Parallel Moogs.

Published on Dec 3, 2017 Resonant Anvil

"Synced Sub 37s. 64-Step Sequence.: two notes recorded per step."

Reminiscent of The Who.

Moog Little Phatty Stage ii Limited Edition synth - Metallic Purple

via this auction

"This is the last iteration a Stage 2 Special Edition in Bright Purple!!"

Elektron Sidstation - RARE 8bit C64 Chiptune Synth SN E00386-81

via this auction

"This comes from a cat free, smoke free, air conditioned environment."

Elektron Sidstation NINJA Chiptune SID Synthesizer

via this auction

"Rare & Collectable version of Elektron SID in Black (Ninja)."

Transistor Sounds Labs Stepper Acid Sequencer Eurorack Module

via this auction

MFB Dominion 1 Synthesizer in Original Box

via this auction

"Original owner, only used for 1 session and then repacked in box. This is a fantastic sounding synthesizer capable of really complex sounds and modulations. Very hard to Purchase in the USA as it never made it out unless imported from Europe by individual. (I had to wait 9 months to get one)"

KORG ER-1 ELECTRIBE Analog Modeling Drum Machine Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

MFB 522 - Analog Drum Computer

via this auction

"MFB-522 is an 808 clone but with its own character. Nice piece of kit, simple to use & in great condition.
Comes with power supply & manual.

The MFB-522 has a fully analogue sound engine that offers plenty of editing capabilities. It includes a step-sequencer with popular TR-style running-light-programming. Memory locations are available for 72 patterns as well as for 8 songs.

* Bass drum [Decay, Tune, Tone, Level] The bass drum can be programmed in two different lengths per pattern. It also offers and individual output.
* Snare drum [Noise, Tone, Level] – Rimshot [Level] Snare drum and rimshot cannot be played simultaneously. However, they can be used in the same pattern. Both instruments share the same individual output.
* Clap [Attack, Filter, Decay, Level] The parameters allow setting the width and fullness of the clap sound. This sound also has its proprietary individual output.
* Tom/Conga [Tune, Decay, Level] This sound source can be switched between Tom and Conga instruments. Sounds programming allows setting of three different pitches.
* Cowbell [Tune, Decay, Level] – Clave [Level] Tune for Cowbell controls a detune-effect, while the pitch is set commonly with Cymbal and Hihat. Cowbell and Clave cannot be played simultaneously. However, they can be used in the same pattern.
* Cymbal [Tone, Decay, Level] Tune sets the pitch for Cymbal, Cowbell and Hihat
* Open/Closed Hihat [Decay, Level]
The step-sequencer allows programming of 72 basic patterns plus 72 fill-ins. The latter being associated to the basic pattern memory location, resulting in a two-bar-pattern when using the fill-in. Patterns can be combined to eight songs that each hold a user-definable sequence of up to 64 patterns. In addition to the instruments, a global accent-track is available. When set, the corresponding step will be played with a higher or lower volume-setting in comparison to the standard level. The MFB-522’s sequencer offers three different steps of shuffling. A stereo output will carry all instruments minus those where individual outputs are in use (bass drum, snare drum/rimshot, claps and Hihat). Using the MIDI-In, drum-sounds can be played with a keyboard or external sequencer. Here, the sound sources act velocity sensitive. The MFB-522 can be synchronized to incoming MIDI-clock.

The MFB-522’s dimensions are: 175 x 125 x 38-72 mm."

Roland Fantom-X6 Keyboard Synthesizer Workstation w/ Audio Expansion

via this auction

"This is a gorgeous and fully functioning used Roland Fantom X6 Synthesizer/Workstation with the Audio Expansion board installed allowing you to record and mix external audio sources like vocals and guitars right along with your MID tracks you create on the workstation."

"The new Fantom-X Series comes in a choice of three keyboards, but they all have one thing in common: Roland's new sound generator chip. This chip is Roland's most powerful to date, and it not only makes it possible to play expressive 4-tone Patches with 128-voice polyphony, but it also raises the Fantom-X Series' waveform capacity to approximately 1GB when fully expanded - far more memory than any other musical instrument on the market. What's more, the internal wave ROM has been doubled with quality-focused sounds that will please even the most jaded player.

When Roland engineers developed the Fantom-X Series, they wanted to fully exploit the potential of the new chip. That's why each keyboard comes with a brand new 128MB wave ROM loaded with quality-focused sounds like vivid new string sections, expressive and fat-sounding drums, rich nylon string guitars and an amazing 88-key split acoustic piano, which uses individual stereo multi-samples for each key and every velocity stage. Would you believe there are over 700 samples used in this single Patch? Many of the instruments were recorded in world-class studios using multiple microphones and were mixed like music into samples by renowned studio engineer Dan Blessinger (Martinsound) - resulting in a level of quality unheard of before."

Elektron Monomachine BASS / SYNTH DRUM MACHINE

via this auction




via this auction

Twin Peaks-esque pics.

Korg PSS-50 Super Section vintage programmable synth bass and drums

via this auction

"This is a Korg PSS-50 Super Section. It's an electronic music device from the 80's which allows you to programme drums, bass and keyboard via a touch sensitive keyboard. It is simple to use and an instruction manual is included."

021217 - Generative Modular

Published on Dec 3, 2017 zacharyradford

"For a long time, I've been thinking about selling Braids (my first ever module) to free up space for something new.

This weekend I decided I should just work with what I have. I spent some quality time with Braids and remembered how special it was when it was the first thing in my rack and how special it still is now.

I still plan on eliminating some modules just to simplify things. But I'm pretty sure Braids is here to stay.

Also featured in this patch:
2hp TM
Make Noise Function
Doepfer SEM
Boss RV500"

MOOG MOTHER 32 use headphones

Published on Dec 3, 2017 peter synthbrothers

"3xmoog mother32 and eventide space and boss re20"


Published on Dec 3, 2017 tonylight

"Video about the sequencer mode function, reload sequencer melody, accent for cassa."

Tasty Chips - GR-1 Granular Synthesizer // Synthfest 2017

Published on Dec 3, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's a quick walkthrough and patch playground with the GR-1 Granular Synthesizer with Tasty Chips at Synthfest 2017."

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