MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Dave Smith Instruments In the Spotlight With the Prophet 12 and Ivan Blomqvist

The next interview in Dave Smith Instruments In the Spotlight series is up with Ivan Blomqvist here.

"Ivan Blomqvist is a Swedish pianist/keyboardist, songwriter/composer based in Oslo, Norway. Working mainly with jazz and improvised music, he has a bachelor’s degree in improvisation and jazz from the highly respected Jazz department at the University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. He is currently working as a keyboardist and songwriter in the Future Soul band Rohey, as well as running his own Jazz projects: Ivan Blomqvist 3 Feat Hanna Paulsberg and the club sensation, Mozambique!

We chatted with Ivan about how he’s using the Prophet 12."

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

PATCHMATCH™ // OB-6 vs. Prophet-6

Published on Dec 11, 2017 MR TUNA Music

"Join your friend Mr. Tuna in an exploration of sound, building and matching patches on two incredible synthesizers: The Dave Smith Prophet-6 and the Dave Smith/Tom Oberheim OB-6.

For this exercise, I am trying to recreate one of my favourite sounds on the OB, and in that sense the parameters and sound-sculpting lends a little more towards emphasizing the unique character and timbres of OB than the Prophet, but you might be surprised (or not surprised at all) at how truly similar the end up in the end!

Check it out, and bare with me- things may get a little shy of exciting."

Noise Engineering Talks About The Manis Iteritas, Integra Solum And Pangolins

Published on Dec 11, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Noise Engineering stopped by our Burbank California showroom to do some short performances and talk about their new modules with us. Their Manis Iteritas industrial inspired synth voice and Integra Solum dual clock divider modules are coming out on December 15th 2017.

Come by our showroom this Wednesday December 13th from 7pm to 9pm to see a live event with the new Noise Engineering modules, or watch it on our Facebook live stream if you can't make it in person.

Noise Engineering:

Save Pangolins:

Manis Iteritas available here:

Integra Solum available here:"

Supporting members of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

::vtol:: driver

::vtol:: driver from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.

- arduino
- pure data

"Kinetic sound object. The mechanism is a system consisting of two sound circuits and auxiliary mechanical and electronic elements. The first sound circuit is a speaker emitting square wave. This speaker forces copper balls, served one at a time or several at a time through a dispenser, to bounce up and down on its membrane. Depending on the amplitude and frequency of the sound of the speaker, the balls bounce at one of the same height or at another height. As they are confined in a pipe, they either fall back to the speaker, or jump out of it. If a ball jumps out, it ends up in one of seven collecting vessels and subsequently falls into the pipe. An optical sensor is installed in each of the seven pipes attached to the vessels, detecting the passage of the balls through this pipe. Subsequently, the ball ends up in the collector and may, as and when the balls are used, be returned to the mechanical dispenser through the use of a robotic 'hand'. Depending on the number of times that a ball ends up in a vessel (pipe) and a particular vessel (pipe), the algorithm of the generated sound changes in the second circuit, which executes the generative composition. The frequency of the sound in the primary circuit is also affected by the number of hits.

To all intents and purposes, the object represents a complicated feedback machine, where the feedback doesn't have a direct impact on itself, but uses kinetic and mechanical elements -intermediaries. These intermediaries are nothing other than the generators of random numbers inside a complex and harmonious system. This results in a constant change in the sound and the spectator’s observation of the system's attempts to retain balance and continue its work. To a certain extent, we may assert that the object is performing a routine ritual, infinitely repeating its actions in order to extend its life cycle."

See the vtol label below for more.

Access Virus A Infected Space Dark Ambient Exploration VA Synthesizer Rik Marston

Published on Dec 11, 2017 SynthgodXXX

"Access Virus A *Infected Space* Dark Ambient Exploration
VA Synthesizer Demo By Rik Marston
**Watch in HD!** **Turn it up!!!**

Don't forget to get your FREE DOWNLOAD!!
Reverb Dark JUNO-106 Synth Collection Sample Pack!
2GB of FREE JUNO-106 .WAV's to download until JAN. 1, 2018!!!
Get it HERE & check out the rest of the collections:
Happy Holidays from SynthgodXXX!! YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!! :)

Access Virus A in *Infected Space* Dark Ambient Exploration
2 nice examples of tweaking the presets (IQ-PAD RP & V-BRASS RP for example)
into something of your own. So easy to use, fun to tweak, and
the prices are GREAT 2nd hand. Be sure to test before you buy,
some outputs, knobs & buttons can be bad by now.
Still worth it even as a MIDI module controlled by another device.
Here I am controlling the VIRUS A from my Roland JX-305.
The two are excellent together!! Any good sequencer & VIRUS
will be a dream come true! (TI owners may disagree with me
due to some OS issues but I'm sure even then they still dig it!)
Thank you for watching!!!"

New Synthesizer plug-in Fluoresynth 2 from Electric Telepathy

Published on Dec 7, 2017 Electric Telepathy

"Version 2 of our popular synthesizer. Get Fluoresynth at

Make better music faster

Musicians want to spend their time making music, not learning how to use a particular synth.

Fluoresynth (sounds like “fluorescent”) allows you to play with a rich soundscape without needing a complicated interface. You’ll immediately start making music instead of figuring out controls.

Place your mouse over the sliders to see how each one changes Fluoresynth’s sound.

It’s easier than deciphering a wall of knobs.

Precise Harmonics

Fluoresynth produces an audio signal composed of a fundamental tone and 12 overtones. It produces no noise and filters all aliased frequencies.

How does Fluoresynth work?

Audio Damage Replicant 2 for iPad

Published on Dec 11, 2017 pantsofdeath

iTunes: Replicant 2 - Audio Damage, Inc.

"One of the original buffer effects, and still one of the best, Replicant is essentially a randomized looper/buffer reverse, with a randomized stutter effect inside the loop. From a simple delay or panning effect, on up to massive random "instant Autechre" beat mangling, Replicant is a capable plugin well in line with today's electronic music styles. Stuttering buffers and filter drops are easy to program, and the comprehensive randomization features give it a mind of its own, if so desired. If you're looking to add some chance to your production, you've come to the right place!


Replicant 2 is a tempo-based effect, and requires a host that provides transport information. A standalone application is supplied, but it requires an Inter-App Audio connection to a host with a transport to work. We strongly advise using the (identical) AUv3 instead. We recommend BeatMaker 3, AUM, Cubasis, ModStep, GarageBand, AudioBus 3, and similar AUv3 hosts that have a transport.

And finally, we have made an iPhone version available for cross-compatibility, but note that the controls are very small. It can be difficult to use in this context, and we do not recommend it.

Replicant 2 is an aggressive buffer-rearranger. It is primarily meant for percussive straight-time material such as drum loops. If the track has a lot of swing, we suggest using loop sizes no smaller than 1/8, as shorter times will nip off the front of the off-beat slices. Furthermore, on legato material Replicant 2 will inevitably choose slice times that contain non-zero-crossing samples. Hence, you will hear clicking on duller material with long decays. This is expected and known. It is a glitch effect. :-)

Replicant 2 for iOS is otherwise identical to our Replicant 2 desktop plugin. Visit the Audio Damage website for audio samples, a video overview, and a full manual.


» Tempo-based delay and looping effects, from 1/128th note to an entire measure.

» Stutter adds further subdivisions, down to a 1/16384th note (otherwise known as a "tone".)

» Seven independant randomization controls, for subtle changes or extreme aleatoric madness, including a global randomize button.

» Our unique "Hold" feature, to store a random sequence you like.

» Resonant low-pass and high-pass filters that change over time.

» Pan position that changes over time.

» Two separate direction modes, for entire events or individual repeats, with randomization.

» Front panel triggering of loop events for live playing of effects."


Published on Dec 11, 2017 LESINDES

"ANALOG meets ANALOG -- testing a great combo for 200 $ total for some exciting ACID sound!!
A new guitar pedal analog delay with the KORG VOLCA BASS groove synthesizer + Chinese BIYANG BABY BOOM AD-10 Time Machine. This delay is a very reasonable sound enhancement!"

Roland Boutique Trance 2 Live Performance

Published on Dec 10, 2017 chisel316

"This is my second live trance performance using the Roland Boutiques with special appearances by the Moog Mother 32 and Social Entropy Engine. Hope you enjoy it!

Peace \/

Gear used:
JX-03 - sub bass
JU-06 - mid bass
JP-08 - pads and lead
SE-02 - arp
TR-09 - drums
TR-08 - extra percussion
TB-03 - acid bassline
M-32 - sweeps
Social Entropy Engine - MIDI sequencer
Korg microKEY / Arturia Keystep - MIDI controller keyboards
Novation Launch Control XL - Mixer controller for AUM
iPad mini 4 with Kymatica AUM - mixer w/effects"

Custom BLACK KORG Minilogue with Moog style knobs

via this auction

"Up for sale is a used custom KORG Minilogue synthesizer with a custom black vinyl overlay and Moog-style knobs. This is not the black Monologue monosynth, but the 4 voice analog VCO Minilogue with a custom vinyl overlay.

The unit is fully functional. All knobs, keys, lights, indicators and switches work as they should.

The black is an overlay from style flip .com made of self adhesive vinyl. It can be removed (although why would you?). The knobs are 28 Moog style Comso knobs with a set screw. These can also be removed. I'll put the original knobs in a bag in the box to be included with the sale, so you can swap back to them if you want.

The unit comes with the original power supply."

Dave Smith Instruments EVOLVER Encoder Edition

via this auction

"Functional with all keys working. The encoder edition may have issues with some encoders jumping to incorrect values. Which can be fixed by maintenance or by buying Pot Edition kit upgrade."

Kawai K5000S Advanced Additive Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg MS-50 Expander Module SN 190330

via this auction

"The Korg MS-50 Expander Module is fully-patchable, keyboard-less, single VCO monophonic analog synthesizer. It uses Korg's Hz/V type of CV & Gate for control with other synths like the MS-20. It has lots of knobs and offers more patchability & power than any other MS synth. Other features include a ring modulator, voltmeter and Sample & Hold. It was also designed to complement the SQ-10 sequencer. It has been used by The Chemical Brothers, among others. The MS-50 is a rare model within the MS series. It has internal circuits such as a divider and integrator not found on the MS-10/20, which supported even more complex ways of creating sound. The voltmeter on the upper right-hand side of the panel captured the hearts of many synth players. Of course, it could also be played on its own by using CV/Gate signals..."

SYNTON Modular System 703 +301 Analog Synth

via this auction

"If you are looking at this, you know what this is, and realize it is a museum piece of history.
Item is unblemished without any markings, deterioration of circuit board, or rust!

This item is sold through Harmony Of Life Fellowship, Inc., and is a tax deductible non profit 501(c)3."

TR-8, TB-3 and MicroBrute 808 style

Published on Dec 11, 2017 SynthMania

"Roland TR-8, Roland TB-3 and Arturia MicroBrute 808 style"

Critter & Guitari - ETC, Pocket Piano & Co.

Published on Dec 11, 2017 Critter & Guitari

"The ETC and Pocket Piano are wonderful hosts! Invite other instruments to the table and see what happens when connected to an Organelle, Koma Elektronik Field Kit, Dwarfcraft Gears, Panasonic RR-830 and electric guitar."

Roland MC-8 Micro Composer 1977 Tribute

Published on Dec 11, 2017 AnalogSynthMuseum

"The first & the best groovy sequencer ever built, you can hear some demo of this Roland micro composer from 1977, control synthesizers by cv gate, no midi ."

Make Noise Morphagene + Rhodes piano + Poes the cat = weird music

Published on Dec 11, 2017 Andor Polgar

"Things used in the video: vegan sausage for taming the cat (that's her favorite), Make Noise Morphagene eurorack module, Rhodes Mark I electric piano, Expert Sleepers Disting mk4 for the reverb effect."

Iconic Pink Floyd sounds recreated on iVCS3 by James Edward Cosby

Published on Dec 11, 2017 James Edward
Update: renamed to: iVCS3 James Edward Cosby Pink Floyd sound recreations

"Some iconic VCS3 and Synthi Pink Floyd sounds recreated on iVCS3 the definitive EMS VCS3 Emulation fully endorsed by Peter Zinovieff. These Patches will be available at the end of 2017 or early 2018 via iVCS3's Presets And Mods Shop from within the app. Enjoy..."

iTunes: iVCS3 - apeSoft

It's Christmas Time? Fizzing Funksters Techno

Published on Dec 6, 2017 FizzFunkTV

A new release just in time for Christmas from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Fizzing Funksters.

"Fizzing Funksters were fed up with singing traditional Carols at Christmas time so they created their own Christmas Theme, It’s Christmas Time? (Yes it is a rhetorical question).

released December 11, 2017

All Music Fizzing Funksters
Vocals - Fizzing Funksters Vocalist Lord Drumatix

© all rights reserved"

Sonic Scenarios: 4MS Tapographic Delay — Introduction & Overview

Published on Dec 11, 2017 CTRL MOD

"Control presents Sonic Scenarios with Mike Kiraly, a new video chronicling the features and sounds of the 4MS Tapographic Delay.

For more info on the Tapographic Delay:

Video by Sonic Scenarios for Control:

Control is a synthesizer brick & mortar shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

We specialize in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital. Please do not hesitate to get in touch."

Simple Jamming with Intellijel Atlantis and Plonk , Vintage Synth Lab VCF'74, 4ms QPLFO and some 808

Published on Dec 11, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Simple Jamming is a weekly series from the Analogue Zone Budapest showroom with our experienced modular electronic music performer & friend, Ramin Sayyah. The series was created in order to introduce either one particular module or a very special selection of module-combinations to make various kinds of music with them.

A new episode is coming on every week at Analogue Zone's Youtube channel. Ramin walks us through the building blocks of the patch and answering questions.

Tune in every week for the show and feel free to ask questions at the comment section - also let us know if you want to pay a visit to the showroom during the jam: we can accept a few guests too.

AnalogueZone ►"

Tiptop Audio Records MUHN - Pulsing Brain

MUHN - Pulsing Brain from Tiptop Film on Vimeo.

"MUHN - Pulsing Brain (Tiptop Audio Records)

01) MUHN vs ANGLE - Near the wall

02) MUHN - Esilio

03) MUHN - Pulsing Brain

04) MUHN - Pulsing Brain (Vlaysin Remix)

Shot and edited by Sara Murolo

Special thanks to LABA Firenze"

Cray incongru

Published on Dec 11, 2017 Cray

"A new Cray track called Incongru using the Folktek Mescaline"

Chiptune Dreams - Novation Circuit Pack

Chiptune Dreams - Novation Circuit Pack from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

"Chiptune Dreams is a collaboration between Erin Ramona Martinez and Yves Big City featuring patches, samples, and sessions inspired by the chiptune scene. If you were ever a fan of the music found in many classic 8-bit games then this pack is for you!"

Quick look at FM player

Published on Dec 11, 2017 pantsofdeath

"Excellent free app! FM Player: Classic DX Synths by AudioKit Pro"

iTunes: FM Player: Classic DX Synths - AudioKit Pro

fourth world sessions - Roli Rise, Digitakt, Morphagene, XILS 3, Repro 1,Make Noise Modular

Published on Dec 10, 2017 junklight

"Fourth World electronics from Sunday's sessions

you can hear another part here :"

Korg Mono/Poly Keyboard Synthesizer SN 375604

via this auction


via this auction

Roland SH-7 vintage analog synthesizer SN 700554

via this auction

Roland System 100m

via this auction

LepLoop Announces New Piattino Hi-Hat Eurorack Module

via LepLoop

"Piattino |_| Hi-hat |_| Module

We are happy to announce new euro rack module Piattino.

Piattino It's LEP new design for Hat sounds

a kind of Cassa with an injection of white noise.

A new type of Hi-hat sound, punchy attach

two release envelope with dedicate

trig in, many type of signal accepted."

Cool artwork below.

Walker F. feat. Make Noise

Walker F. feat. Make Noise from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.

"Walker Farrell of Make Noise was so kind to host this workshop at Schneidersladen showroom. He introduced the participants to the Shared System, 0-Coast and some new modules like the Morphagene. Inspired mostly by what is called the westcoast philosophy of synthesis Make Noise developed the iconic Maths module some years ago. Maths can be considered as one of the most important modules of the recent years. We would like to thank Walker for this very detailed and competent workshop, sharing interesting stories about the company and their modules and answering all the questions that came up. And we are happy to welcome Make Noise on board for SUPERBOOTH18 in May, again."

LFO Gen~Code Demos w/ Buchla Format Modular

Y-LFO-Test from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

"I love Gen~ code! So smooth, ultra fast and very impressive!

(Gen~ allows a kind of Low Level coding [inside Max] that can be computed directly over the CPU, needs less resources and sounds much better.)

The LFO Gen~Code is part of the Synthcore2 Bundle (Max7):"

Dual LFO + Cross-Modulation

Dual LFO + Cross-Modulation from Jochen Bohnes on Vimeo.

"Buchla 158, Verbos 254v, Expert Sleepers, Max (Gen~)"

Korg Kronos Live At The Garden Sound Combi

Published on Dec 11, 2017 KidNepro

"Performance of 'Live At The Garden' Sound Combi from our Korg Kronos Classic Rock sound library. No multi tracking done. Everything played live while switching KARMA scenes.

Classic Rock Includes 64 Programs/16 Combis For The Kronos Mod-7, AL-1, Poly 6 & MS-20 Sound Engines.

More info and demos at:"

RA Sessions: Tin Man - Nonneo

Published on Dec 11, 2017 Resident Advisor

"Emotional acid.

Visit the RA feature page:

The original “Nonneo” was kind of playful by Auvinen’s standards, with bright synths and wriggling percussion in the mix, but for his RA Session he focuses on the track’s darker emotional core, setting it to faster drums and jamming on the Roland SH-101.

Director / Editor - Sophie Misrahi
Producer - Guy Clarke
Camera - Charlie Moore, Guy Clarke, Sophie Misrahi
Sound Engineer - Flynn (Sound Services)"

Adding SH-101 Sub-Osc to Doepfer DIY Synth and Moog Mother-32

Published on Dec 11, 2017 Yo!


SYNTHBLOCKS: Analogue Solutions TREADSTONE Analogue Synth (teaser)

Published on Dec 11, 2017 rezfilter

You might remember the pics and initial details posted here. We now have a video and additional details including a mapping of the controls.

"Introducing the latest SynthBlock: Treadstone!

This small analogue powerhouse features a single analogue VCO, with square and saw waveforms, plus a noise and a sub oscillator, the SSM chip, an analogue echo and a very unique loop sequencer section, which offers uncompromised access to the synths internal architecture, letting you rewire it as you see fit and make some of your own tones and patches.

Treadstone is fully eurorack compatible, with 3.5mm minijacks and it operates on a 1 v/oct standard, meaning you can use it to interface with your modular system, or have it as a superb external voice for your system.

Treadstone is made in the UK and is built using very high quality components, as you'd expect with any AS synth.

Audio demos to follow!

-Full rugged steel/aluminium case – no plastic mouldings
-Good quality smooth, fully sealed against dust
-Good quality knobs with spun aluminium caps
-High grade double sided circuit board
-Analogue discrete VCO, analogue SSM style 24db filter
-High Quality 16bit DAC for MIDI-CV conversion Stable MIDI to CV
-MIDI converter
-MIDI loop sequencer
-LFO, Noise, Sub Osc, EG, PWM, lofi digital echo
-Analogue voice and modulation circuits
-Stable analogue oscillator
-Designed, built, tested and assembled in the UK
-True retro analogue voice and modulation circuits used in the synth element to give an authentic retro
-Real solid wood (not ply!)"

Sunday Space broadcast(Volca FM/Sample, Minilogue)

Published on Dec 11, 2017 Metatron's Cube

"As a space nomad, the experience of time begins to lose all real meaning as you begin to live more in stasis than what you have actually experienced awake. Centuries have rolled by, entire generations of families born and dead. New technologies and upgrades....even improvements to the body itself, erasing the last traces of your human "animal" self. Your life expectancy is another 1000 years yet you've already slept 10,000. What will you see in another 100,000? Curiosity and technology leads you forward for better or worse.
Something simple because it has been too long, I hope everyone is doing well. It seems that if I'm not working I'm sleeping or driving lately. Made a plucked string like patch on the FM and paired it with a simple bass line on the minilogue, and the sample providing the drums. Thank you for watching and listening!
Gear pile:
Volca FM + Korg Kp2 mini
Volca Sample
Korg Minilogue
Zoom R24 (recording)
Presonus One (mixdown/master)
DaVinci Resolve 14 free (video editing/rendering)
Game footage recorded from Star Citizen alpha 2.6."

Moog Polymoog 203a, Moog Polymoog 280a, Moog Minimood Model D - Franck Lhermet

Published on Dec 10, 2017 FRANCK LHERMET

"Moog Polymoog 203a, Moog Polymoog 280a, Moog Minimood Model D - Franck Lhermet"

0-Coast/SH-01A - Warm and the Winter

Published on Dec 10, 2017 Jae Ryan

"Short patch using the SH-01A sequencer to sequence the 0-Coast via CV/Gate. I'm then using the random output to trigger the clock input of the SH-01A sequencer so the notes trigger at random, thus, the sequencer is acting more like a poor mans quantizer.

The 0-Coast patch goes through an H9 delay and then that stereo track gets dipped in some hall from UAD's 224 with the sound toys phaser also in the chain to soften some transients!

I overdubbed a 'pad' from the SH01A through a blackhole preset on the H9 and then also ran that through the stereo 224 bus!"

"Six" with Roland Jupiter 6

Published on Dec 10, 2017 Machiwoomiapoo

"'Six' with Roland Jupiter 6
Thanks to Nick's Sonic State video I wanted to record a tune with just the Jupiter 6 and no effects. First I used the arpeggio feature for the BASS line. Next I added some strings swells. Then I added another set of arpeggios on top. Finally, I recorded the solo line. The footage is from our trip last summer. Thanks for watching. Please leave feedback, share, and subscribe. Take care and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Sam."

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