MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

intellijel Tetrapad: Slippery Voltages

Published on Jan 16, 2018 intellijel

"In this video we take another look at Tetrapad's voltage mode with a few fun patches.

We discovered this mode is a lot of fun for controlling the QuadVCA to fade between different sources and create evolving melodies."

Rheyne - Krell Meditation (Moog DFAM, Make Noise 0-Coast and DPO)

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Rheyne

"Two Krell patches voiced by a Make Noise​ DPO and 0-Coast, with a steady kick from the Moog Music Inc.​ DFAM. The synth voices are running through an EarthQuaker Avalanche Run v2, and the DFAM is running through a Strymon​ BigSky. Recorded in one take."

FOCUS// Prophet 6 + Arp Odyssey

Published on Jan 16, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Just needed an excuse to try out the new camera! Direct to camera recording and some smooth DAWless jammin’
Things get lost after a few minutes like the tend to do... but if all my jams sounded like trash from now on and looked this good; I would be okay with that."

VGM #127: Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy (Yoshi's Island) Synth-Rock Cover Ft. Curious Quail

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Ace Waters

"I was inspired by another amazing AGDQ. So here is some Yoshi's Island...or is it Yobby's Island now? Also, I have been waiting for a long time to try and tackle the 'dizzy section' of the song, and had an absolute blast making it.

Ft. My good friend Mike from Curious Quail."

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With the Prophet-6 and Warren Walker of The Kandinsky Effect

You can find the full interview on DSI's website here.

"Warren Walker was raised in the rural Northern California gold rush town of Grass Valley. He became enamored with music at a young age, and by his early teens he was performing on jazz and blues gigs with his guitarist father, Thomas Walker.

Walker earned a BM from the University of Nevada’s rigorous jazz program, where he studied with stellar musicians such as Peter Epstein, David Ake, Hans Halt, Andy Heglund, and Larry Engstrom. After graduation, Walker lit out for Europe to pursue his career as a musician. In February, 2007, he settled in Paris, France and quickly forged ties with some of that city’s most adventurous players. In Paris, Walker formed the Warren Walker Trio (renamed The Kandinsky Effect), and began performing and touring internationally with it and other projects.

Walker maintains an international presence through various groupings with international tour schedules; including The Kandinsky Effect, oddAtlas, Collektor, and TwinLux.

We chatted with Warren about how he’s using the Prophet-6."

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

Verbos Amplitude & Tone Controller (LMS EE)

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Learning Modular

"Here is a set of videos on the Verbos Amplitude & Tone Controller. It combines an input gain section with lovely saturation, a 2-pole vactrol-based self-oscillating low pass filter with diode limited resonance, and an Arp 2600-inspired VCA with simultaneous linear and exponential control voltage, all using discrete components. If you’re looking for that so-called “vintage sound” combining not-buzzy overdrive and a constricted, low-mid croak when driven hard, start here.

This is another addition to my ever-growing Eurorack Expansion course. Learning Modular Patrons get additional notes that go along with each video:"

Twangs, Whistles and Tweets (part 1)

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Richard Horsman

"Rings and Plonk play Noisering's Branched notes while Two Bumps Tides fed by Mr Wogglebug impersonates a dome-topped robot, Peaks beats and DPO drones. Intelllijel Steps and Scales proceedings while Erica's friends add depth and repeats.

All a bit unplanned (you really *could* try harder Richard!) with a couple of gaffs and a falling photo. The next one'll be a bit more 'together' ;-)"

I spy Shaggy.

Wicks Looper (with Korg Delay Monotron)

Published on Jan 16, 2018 CatSynth TV

"Demo of the Wicks Looper, a limited edition handmade musical instrument by Rarebeast. Features both solo and together with a Korg Delay Monotron for filter and delay effects.

Find out more about instruments by Rarebasts at their Etsy store."

Clavia Nord Modular G1 32-voice expanded (8 DSP Motorola 56303)

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"very rare instrument, perfect condition, 32-VOICE Nord Modular Expansion on board (8 DSP Motorola 56303). This is for 230V. Ready for International Shipment via EMS-service (will be packed carefully, tracking number). Comes with original rack ears."

Dreadbox Nyx Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer SN 820

via this auction

"Dreadbox Nyx Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer
Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer
Unique Reverb Effect by Crazy Tube Circuits (as found on Splash Mk3)
2 x VCO with separate glide controls
Dual State Variable 24 or 12dB / oct Filter
Triangle wave LFO
Triple Unique Envelope Generator (can be used as an LFO)
Unique Routing control (allows open architecture)
15 patches for an astonishing Modular experience:
CV Outputs: VCO2 direct wave out with attenuation control,
Envelope 1 , Envelope 2 (with attenuation), Modulation Wheel, Gate, Midi to CV
CV Inputs: Osc1 Frequency, Osc2 Frequency, VCF Cut off (for both filters),VCF Cut off (post for the 2nd filter), VCO1 PW, Gate, CV, VCA"


Published on Jan 16, 2018 LESINDES

"MOOG DFAM reconstructed in the virtual analog modular synthsizer CLAVIA NORD MODULAR G2. Since the MOOG filter in the synthe has no highpass this option is missing in the patch.
The patch is shown in the beginning of the video."

[patch] Laser Harp (sync and ring mod)

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Synthesizer Video Service

"In this video I show you how to make the infamous sound of Jean Michel Jarre's laser harp. The sound is normally made with a Elka Synthex synthesizer. Here, I use a Waldorf Blofeld. It has everything you need to make a quite similar patch. Therefor, I show oscillator synchronization and ring modulation."

An Interview with ERRORINSTRUMENTS' Paul Tas & New Product Announcements

The following is a fascinating look at the man behind ERRORINSTRUMENTS, Paul Tas. Note the questions are not mine, but were sent in with the full interview by inmar lsbtv grtz sleep good.

So how did all start? What was your life before "error instruments"?

- my life before error instruments can be described as a life of an artist in making sculptures and paintings. I was making sculptures from robots, called "the beeb" collection. It is a wooden robot with the concept that in the 50's, we have thought that robots will replace our jobs. However, with the influence of the media, and the medicines we take against emotions, figuratively we can say that we are the robot, and we get programmed by commercials and news. This robot has been a big succes due to the fact that it has been bought by numerous art collectors from different countries such as Japan and the United States. Furthermore, the collections had been sold also at auctions houses Christie's. Later on, I have started to work more in fashion and art and making moveable sculptures with electronics, I made also a traditional Dutch blue sculptures, big horse heads with the intention of giving a controversial thoughts and ideas. Moreover, sculptures about religion, which was a mix between Jesus and the corporate companies in the world with the meaning behind it, that they use the same propaganda to control people's mindset. I was also threatened by religious groups from Germany and Belgium during the time of exposition, not only me, but also the other people in the gallery. This situation has got to a point where i had to go to the court, but in the end I was free to go. Later i have done a project for Damian Hurst and made some installations together with BitMove for the "Love of God" exposition in the "RijksMuseum Amsterdam". As a result, more and more technical and electrical equipments got involved.

When did you have the idea for error instruments and what did the first steps look like?

- First of all, it is important that you know that as a child, i was not able to read, thus it was difficult to go to a normal school, and i have attended a special school, which allowed me to use my creativity, furthermore my writing was always full of mistakes and because in the 80's we used "Commodore 64", and every time i was writing something, a text appeared " Syntax ERROR". Therefore, the kids at my school, gave a nickname to me , called "Error". As a result, i got a fascination about the things that go wrong with machines, such as glitches or accidentally algoritmes and of course the sound of noises. By exploring the art of circuit bending and hardware hacking, i have found out that many people miss this, because the commercial products were created as a mainstream products, with a result for mainstream music. Thus, with the money that i have earned from art, I have started the shop, "ERROR INSTRUMENTS".

Do you have artistic projects beside error instruments?

- Yes, I perform under the name "ERROR EMPIRE", on several festivals. I have also some conceptional sound projects, called "Pink data". The idea of "Pink Data" is that is not controlled by humans, thus all the music is created by accidental algoritmes. I also make sculptures, with acoustic and electronic purposes. Furthermore, I am busy working on the modelar synthesizer and exploring control voltage. design eurorack modules for and special audience

What is the error philosophy?

Radiator Beam : Monopoly + Minibrute + Massive

Published on Jan 15, 2018 Miguel d'Oliveira

"Clips from a track I wrote for a KPM / EMI album with a Minibrute + Monopoly, Massive and a few other synths.
Main delay : Strymon Timeline
Main reverb: Lexicon model 200

Minibrute and Monopoly sounds were heavily processed."

32 FREE Sounds Roland D-05 Boutique D50 Numan Vangelis Erasure ELO Eurythmics Synthesizer Patches

Published on Jan 16, 2018 kvfive

"32 FREE synthesizer patches for the Roland Boutique D-05 and the original D50.

No additional effects were used, everything you hear comes directly from the Roland boutique D-05

Download link:

Enjoy :-)


Free Old School (CASIO, YAMAHA) Toy Keyboard Loops from AudioKit

via AudioKit, where you'll find the download and audio demos:

"Over the holidays, I discovered an old project I started as a kid almost 20 years ago - Over 600+ megabytes of vintage Casio/Toy Keyboard sample loops.

As some background, I saved up my money from working after school at White Castle (a dangerously delicious burger chain) to buy a Sound Blaster 16 card. It was thrilling. The Sound Blaster transformed my family’s Windows 95 machine into a futuristic recording studio. Thus, my dreams of working in the music tech industry were alive and well. (I’m still working on that dream).

Improvisations with 2 Arturia MatrixBrute

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Olivier Briand

"Improvisations with 2 Arturia MatrixBrute by Olivier Briand and Christian Neil. Some parts are using Arturia DrumBrute and Korg MS20M kit."

TG-ONE: Techno Scetch #3

TG-ONE: Techno Scetch #3 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Throbbing Gristle samples played by two regular Tiptop ONE modules


Tiptop BD808, SD909, HATS909, CYMBL909

FX: Z-DSP: Hydra, Z-DSP: Halls Of Valhalla, Erica Synths Fusion Delay/Flanger/Vintage Ensemble, Alright Devices Chronoblob + WMD high pass and Tiptop Z2040 low pass filters

a bunch of stuff is also going through Toppobrillo Multifilter (hi pass) and Tiptop Z2040.

Sequenced with Tiptop Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot, Shakmat Modular Knight's Gallop."

Dotcom System 110 Sound Design

Published on Jan 16, 2018 PaulLawlerMusic

"Some old school styled sound design using the Dotcom System-110 with a couple of fx modules from COTK."

PPG Waveterm System (1982) waves, wavetables, sampling, resynthesis

Published on Jan 16, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

PPG Waveterm A and Wave 2.2 Wavetable Synthesizer from the year 1982.

Only 500 Waveterm A&B are made in the early 80s
price WT-A: 15.000 DM

The Waveterm is the heart of the legendary PPG system and based on an old german computer called Eltec Eurocom II with Motorola 6809 processor.

- creation of Waves and Wavetables
- fourier analysis / resonator
- additive synthesis
- 8 bit Sampling for the WAVE 2.2
- sequencer / event generator
- storage of sounds on 8" disc

this demo video shows only a few functions (creation of waves, wavetables) of the Waveterm.
More coming soon."

Vintage Pearl Syncussion SY-1 w/ Original Gig Bag SN 508817

Published on Dec 26, 2017 Kruz BeatBazar

via this auction

"Perfectly working, it has just been fully cleaned and tested by a professional technician.
Minor marks on the external shell. Otherwise in very good shape!
Included are the original artificial leather carrying bag and the 12v power supply (EU Plug, 220/240 AC input).
Also included are hi-res scans of the original Schematics and Service Manual"

Roland TR-606 w/Quicksilver 606 CPU upgrade/midi

via this auction

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and is working 100%. It is ready to be used and needs nothing! It does not have the midi jacks installed as I didn't want to drill any holes into it, but it can be controlled via midi by the USB jack located in the battery compartment. All the data is stored into it's internal Eprom so batteries are no longer needed to maintain it's memory. Please go to the Social Entropy website to see the specs of this upgrade. It will come with the original silver gig-bag and a power supply."

Moog Multimoog - Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 1667

via this auction

"This one is in exceptional cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and is ready to be used."

Novation Nova Minus Side Panels

via this auction

LimaFlo Chicago mK1

via this auction

"Cool and unique monophonic bass synthesizer. Minimal signs of wear.

Comes with an EU power supply.

Specs from the manufacturer's site:
5 Oscillators:
4 x independent Pulse waves with variable phase (automatic or manual) and pulse-width control.
1 x Square or Saw and Sub oscillator - all with accurate stable tuning (at any temperature). The Saw oscillator circuit uses discrete components for a perfect and pure Saw waveform.
Analogue signal path from the oscillators to the output.
​6 Chanel mixer with 2 x pulse inverting controls.
Voltage/digital controlled ADSR amplifier.
Sallen & Key 24dB/Octave Low pass filter with variable Q control.
Voltage/digital controlled APDS filter envelope with selectable decay character. (Attack, Peak, Decay and Sustain).
'Drop to Sine' filter switch.
Control: MIDI IN and MIDI THRU (5-pin DIN). MIDI Channel selection 1 to 16.
Tune (positive) to 60 cents, Major 3rd, Perfect 4th or Perfect 5th.
Keyboard mode - filter trigger on every note or no filter trigger on overlapped notes (emulates classic analogue mono-synths).
1 Watt power consumption.
19" (483 mm) x 3U (132 mm) x 40 mm depth.​
Metal construction.
6 mm mono audio out jack.
Made in the UK."

Roland Juno 6 w/ Midi & Flighcase

via this auction

Access Virus TI2 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

"Produces some really interesting and unusual metallic, FM, bell sounds. Very underrated machine."

Viscount A340 Presets Italian Keyboard... Fogue Machine, Koushien Seq, Reslice and NodeBeat App Jam

Published on Jan 16, 2018 VSMI

"The Viscount A-340 is a 1985 Italian Presets Keyboard... No filters used, own presets sounds and Montarbo Rev128 Reverb/Echo only. Multitrack live recording, program Sync & Random Seq through Fouge Machine, Koushine Seq, NodeBeat, Reslice IPad App."

Ambient Eurorack Modular Synthesizer in Aokigahara forest

Published on Jan 15, 2018 nanodomain

"Aokigahara is a sprawling forest in Japan, at the base of Mount Fuji. I brought my battery-powered eurorack modular synth to the forest, and played it in November 2017."

eurorack modular open-air recording "Satorization" at Ushiku Daibutsu

Published on Oct 9, 2017

"Battery powered eurorack case was brought under Budda statue.
Download mp3 from"

Arturia Minibrute 2S - MB2S Short Demo

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Tom Hall

"This thing totally rips!"

You can find details on the Arturia Minibrute 2S posted here.

Testing new sound card with hardware synthesizers

Published on Jan 15, 2018 Teemu Vainio

"Moog Mother32, Waldorf Blofeld, Doepfer DIY synth modular, Akai Howling Wolf, Ableton Live, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20.

Ableton Live feeds midi into hardware synths. Audio is routed back to Live and mixed in software. Recorded directly with Nikon D3300 camera."

How to Clean Yellow Piano Keys

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Pure Ambient Drone

"How to clean piano and keyboard keys that are yellow. Works on synthesizer and Piano keyboard plastic keys. Clean the yellow on your keyboard keys / synth keys with this technique I use for cleaning and whitening.

I bought a keyboard online that had yellow keys due to damage from sunlight. I didn't think anything would get them white again but I discovered a whitening technique using salon care 40 that did the job with out using bleach.

Now this piano key cleaning trick worked for me but you have to still use caution before doing this yourself. I can only tell you how I cleaned my piano keys, you have to take responsibility when cleaning keys for yourself."

New Touellskouarn Strakal Orsel {Tube Distortion, noise generator, crude VCA}

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Touell Skouarn

"Erica Synth's Pico drum into Touellskouarn's Strakal Orsel distortion demo."

Yamaha DX7 – Test Drive Of FM Player, KQ Dixie, Dexed, NI FM8, Arturia DX7-V and Korg Volca FM

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Power DX7

"An epic, detailed and accurate test drive of those DX7 emulation apps, VSTs and hardware in 1 video is here!! You will see side-by-side comparison of 6 'DX7 Wanna Be's', compared against Yamaha DX7 MK1 from 1983.

Like understanding true capability and performance of super cars from Ferrari, Porsche and Honda by taking them to a race track and pushing them to their limit, you need to do the same to the DX7 and DX7 Wanna Be's to truely understand their capabilities.

For this epic test drive, I selected a few Power DX7 signature patches that are designed to push FM synthesis further and further. Thus, you will conclusively see how each DX7 Wanna Be is capable of emulating the original DX7 MK1 from over 30 years ago!!!!!

With more than 30 years gaps with some of the DX7 Wanna Be's, has the original DX7 MK1 finally met its match? Are those modern DX7 emulators far better than more than 30 years old DX7 MK1?

We test drive 6 DX7 apps, VSTs and hardware in total.

FM Player - This is a very unique iOS app as it is not a FM synth, but it's DX7 sample player.

KQ Dixie - This is an iOS app that is design to emulate the DX7 MK1 faithfully with additional features, like a filter and effect.

Dexed - This is a free DX7 emulation VST for your Mac and Windows. I have used a new version for this test drive.

Native Instrument FM8 - This is a powerful FM synth VST that can import DX7 patches. It is far more feature rich than Dexed and its a unique FM synth in on its own. For this test drive, my focus is for its DX7 patch compatibility.

Arturia DX7 - V: This is a new VST that claims to have faithfully emulated the DX7 MK1 with added features.

Korg Volca FM - A hardware FM synth that is DX7 compatible. It has built-in sequencer and an effect as well. So, over 30 years in technological advances, can it perfectly emulate the original DX7 MK1 with a wide range of DX7 patches?"

AfterShow - BugModular - Jan18

Published on Jan 16, 2018 BugBrand

"My current personal setup for live play - a mix of production and prototype BugBrand bits:::

Sound Sources: Chirper, DRM2 (x2)
Audio/Effects: COFilter, PTDelay, 5x5Matrix, StereoCompress (+Eventide Space)
Events: DDSR, Clock Dividers, Dual VC Envelope

Live as it happens!
Direct desk sound recording - use proper speakers!
(Balls - it goes out of sync around 12.30 due to vid being split into 2 files when recording.. sorry!)"

New Radikal Delta Cep A First Audio Demo

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Jörg Schaaf

"Only for getting a first idea, how it actually sounds when you are running a little sequence into the Delta! I was actually checking the current state of the envelope generators. The for my most essential section is around 3:12 just after the section which is unfortunately clipped. Short, snappy sequencer sounds with really short envelopes. At the end I crank up the digital delay in a good way"

See this post for details on Radikal Technologies new Delta Cep A.

AE Modular-Tangible Waves SEQ16 Acid patch

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Dziam Bass

"AE Modular-Tangible Waves SEQ16 Acid patch"

Moog DFAM! Drummer from another Mother: Bass Drum, Bass Line, and...

Published on Jan 15, 2018 JAkoGreyshire

"A Patch example showing the Moog DFAM as the only sound source creating a Bass Drum, Bass Line and a third part in a groove.

Using a Korg SQ-1 in random mode to sequence the Bass Line.
Moog DFAM's sequencer is playing the Bass Drum.
LFO wave from the Intellijel Dixie II+ is modulating VCO#2 of the Moog DFAM.
Both VCOs from the Moog DFAm are patched out of the DFAM into VCAs and then to the Make noise LxD low pass gate.
LxD is modulated by Maths."

Arturia Announces New MiniBrute 2S - Sequencer Desktop Version of the MiniBrute 2

Published on Jan 16, 2018 Arturia

And a set of user videos from loopop, BoBeats, and Hispasonic:

The press release from Arturia:

"Following the announcement of MiniBrute 2, Arturia have also revealed an exciting new sequencer variant: the MiniBrute 2S. This is the second of three new products which will all be available at stores from March 2018.

MiniBrute 2S is a sophisticated analog monosynth sharing the signal creation, sound shaping power, and modular capabilities also found in the newly announced MiniBrute 2. It replaces its keyboard with a set of performance pads as well as an advanced, intuitive and addictive, triple-layer sequencer with space to save up to 64 sequences, and the ability to chain them together to create flowing performances. Its multiple layers not only let you create melodic sequences, but also create extra levels of parameter automation to really make your music come alive.

Perfectly geared toward the modern musician, MiniBrute 2S is a synth that promises to bring every element of your creative environment together, and unleash the true potential of modularity. As the keyboard-based version MiniBrute 2, MiniBrute 2S features semi-modular architecture, giving users the chance to rework its internal signal routing by patching into its comprehensive CV/Gate patch bay. The MiniBrute 2S can also take a commanding role in your modular setup, letting you use external modules to affect its sound, or send signals or sequences from the MiniBrute 2S to your Eurorack modules.

Arturia’s latest small-but-mighty monosynths are the successors to their debut analog instrument, the MiniBrute. The first incarnation was released in 2012, and turned the industry on its head, offering a unique, affordable analog synth experience with attitude. The MiniBrute 2S features many of the amazing features that made its predecessor a must-have instrument, including mixable waveforms, the acidic Steiner-Parker filter, and the chaotic Brute Factor.

MiniBrute 2S also features the all-new Arturia Link, an exciting innovation that will help unify and democratize your creative environment. To find out more information on the Link system and how it integrates with other devices, stay tuned for more Arturia product announcements, and all of your questions shall be answered.
To get hands on with all 3 of the new products, find Arturia at NAMM 2018. We’ll be at booth #11910. We can’t wait to see you."

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