MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 05, 2018

Winter NAMM 2018 Moon Modular Booth Pics by John L Rice

Winter NAMM 2018

A great set of NAMM 2018 pics at the Moon Modular booth in via John L Rice. You should recognize a few faces. :)

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Buchla Easel Concrète Scale

Published on Feb 5, 2018 Todd Barton

"Not your typical chromatic scale…more like a musique concrète or prepared piano scale!"

Roland TR 909 replica NAVA 909

Nava 909 Demo Published on Jul 27, 2016 Peter Kädergård

via this auction

Some details via the listing:

Freeman String Symphonizer

via this auction

"The first commercially available string synthesizer. This unit is in excellent shape and has all accessories - stand, lid and music stand."

Sequential Circuits - Prophet 600 SN 4816

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 with Gigli upgrade

via this auction

"Fully functional, all the knobs, keys and buttons work as they should. Great synth for lush pads, funky basslines and cosmic sound fx and all the fun unpredictability of an old vintage synth. I really love the gigli upgrade beacuse increases the reslolution for sound parameters, faster amd smother filter envelopes, improves the tunning procedure and it has full midi in control of parameters."

Oberheim Matrix-6R SN 682243

via this auction

Electribe emx2 & Volca Keys Deep Beats Session 1

Published on Feb 5, 2018 014london70

"Recorded in AudioShare via a Behringer uca222 and mastered in Final Touch."

TRAVL Series // Roark Bluffs, AR

Published on Feb 5, 2018 TRAVLLR

"First of the TRAVL series. Music composed and recorded on the banks of Buffalo River, in Jasper Arkansas 1/28/18. Features Warm Juno Pads and Arpeggiating Moog Synths inspired by the surrounding nature."

Kilpatrick Audio - NAMM 2018

Published on Feb 5, 2018 Sound On Sound magazine

"Kilpatrick introduce the Torque multi-band compressor and Redox reverb."

Lyra 8 - La Mélanger

Published on Feb 3, 2018 DARK SPARKLER

"Lyra-8 through a Fulltone Tube Tape Echo. Recorded to 1/4 inch tape at 7 1/2 ips."

SoundsDivine 'Rhythm & Sound' - Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

Published on Feb 5, 2018 SoundsDivine111

"Preview of the presets for the 'Rhythm & Sound' soundset for Spectrasonics' Omnisphere 2 synthesizer."

NAMM 2018: Erica Synths [Episode 35]

Published on Feb 5, 2018 CatSynth TV

"New synthesizer modules from Erica Synths for NAMM 2018.

Drum Sequencer
Resonant Equalizer
Graphic VCO

Special image cameo by Tuna the official Erica Synths Cat 😻

For more information, please visit

For more NAMM coverage and reviews, please visit"

PPG Wave 2.2 SSM Filter

Published on Feb 5, 2018 SSM Curtis

Korg PolySix - Pro Serviced w/ Kiwisix Upgrade SN 391293

via this auction

"Korg Polysix that was recently upgraded with a Kiwisix upgrade and brand new power supply. Work was done by Boomer at La Synth Co. about 6 months ago - He also gave it a complete overhaul and tuneup and restored everything to like new. ($700 in repair and upgrade work) It sounds amazing and is in pristine operating condition. Cosmetically there are a few blemishes - corners scuffs and scratches on edges as seen in pics."

Creamware Pro-12 ASB

via this auction

Yamaha CS-60 Synthesizer with MIDI

via this auction

E-Mu Turbo Phatt Demo Songs - Hip-Hop Synth - Recording Studio Setup

Published on Feb 5, 2018 DKDiveDude

"In my series of demonstrating capabilities of the synthesizers I own, this video is for the E-Mu Turbo Phatt Urban Dance Synth. I got this underrated rack synthesizer at a pawn shop for $110, well worth the price. This synth is aimed towards hip-hop music and dj's."

BOB's LADDER based on moogs ladder filter built on simple perf board

Published on Feb 5, 2018 markusfuller

"Here I make a ladder filter for the modular system.
this is based on Bob Moogs ladder filter and redesigned updated by . I have made a few small variations but the main design with circuit diagrams etc can be downloaded from
Instead of making a circuit board i decided to make this one on perfboard just to show that it can easily be made by anybody without having to cnc or etch a board yourself.
the music track within this video "Skylab" was composed and performed by: markus fuller - Jason Lee & Dan Ward ©2018."

DFAM Moog Ambient (not just a drum synth)

Published on Jan 23, 2018 Dreadwvlf

"First night with the new Moog DFAM. I quickly came to realize that this isn’t just a drum synth. This whole track was made with just the DFAM.

This thing is super fun.

Effects were from Boss DD5 delay, Ekko 616 delay, and MXR M300."

DFAM Moog : song 2

Published on Feb 1, 2018 Dreadwvlf

"A big 'thank you' to those of you guys who checked out my first DFAM vid. I’ve been having a lot of fun with this thing since I picked it up!

At the end of my first week with the DFAM I really wanted to get out a second piece of music with it.

I added a few elements from other pieces of gear and sang on this track but nothing too crazy. I wanted to try something on the opposite end of the spectrum from the first DFAM track I posted up showing the unit as a capable melodic synth.

Here’s what’s being used on the song

DFAM : all percussive parts, Bass, textures

Analog Four : main pad

Minilogue : bell sequence

Effects chain - Rat, Ekko 616, DD5, M300

Vocals : that’s me!"

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With the OB-6 and Layne – Rachel Aiello

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

"Formally introduced to synthesis by Suzanne Ciani as her studio assistant, Layne (real name Rachel Aiello) composes field recordings, abstract auditory textures, and rhythmic concrète churns into a hypnotic aural terrain reminiscent of the inceptive work from her seminal female forebears in experimental electronics. Recently released on Karl O’Connor’s legendary Downwards Records, she displays her proficiency in creating a vast soundscape and spatial atmosphere. Most recently, she has performed a collaborative set with Suzanne Ciani for Always On, a Moogfest hosted streaming series.

We chatted with Rachel about how she’s using the OB-6."

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

Moog’s synth-filled LA bungalow, the House of Electronicus

Published on Feb 5, 2018 FACTmagazine

"Cactus-powered synths, a bed that vibrates to bass frequencies, a theremin-controlled video wall and more.

Last month, Moog transformed a bungalow in Los Angeles neighborhood Echo Park into a synth wonderland called the House of Electronicus, filled with instruments and custom-built installations. Alongside the Asheville company’s new Drummer From Another Mother semi-modular percussion synth, there was a cactus-powered synthesizer, theremin-controlled video screens and even a synth-connected bed that vibrated to different bass frequencies.

FACT visited Moog’s one-of-a-kind house to experience it first-hand, where we spoke with Moog about how it all worked and beat scene linchpin Daedelus on why the new Drummer From Another Mother could be a Moog classic in the making. Watch above, and check out FACT’s photos from the event for more visuals of the House of Electronicus.

Filmed by Jesse Orrall."

Sonic Scenarios: Moog DFAM Overview Pt. 2

Published on Feb 5, 2018 CTRL MOD

"Introduction and Overview of the new Moog DFAM Pt.2 . In this video we focus on using the patch bay and external modules with the DFAM.

For more info on the Moog DFAM visit our site here:

Sonic Scenarios is a series of videos chronicling the features, designs and sounds of Eurorack format synthesizer modules with sound designer Mike Kiraly — Presented by Control.

Video by Sonic Scenarios for Control:

Control is a synthesizer brick & mortar and online shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY specializing in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital. Please do not hesitate to get in touch."

Part 1 here.

RETROPHAGE// Prophet-12, Prophet-6, Sub37, TR-8

Published on Feb 5, 2018 MR TUNA Music


Viznutcracker Reel

Published on Feb 5, 2018 Joe Miller

"Experiments with Ornament & Crime 'Viznutcracker, sweet!' mode into Braids generated several minutes of digital glitch sounds. These were then edited into a Morphagene reel (and one-shot sample pack).

The sounds are useful in isolation. Single splices can be looped and stretched into drones, triggered as percussion effects, etc.

Patch Notes: All sounds are generated from Morphagene control via Rene and Pressure Points. The PP selects which reel is played via the top row of voltage relative to the Organize knob. Rene sends static voltage to control both the sample playback speed, and the Echophon's pitch. PP gate pressure is used to change the slice size (more pressure for smaller slices).

Viznutcracker Morphagene Reel can be downloaded at FreeSound.

(link currently not working as we await to complete their moderation process)

Till then... here is a direct via Dropbox."

DIY Grains Desktop module Clouds, loaded with Parasites Firmware

via this auction

"The Module is built and ready to go, not a DIY kit. It is a desktop completed unit, it powers on and works, no modular case installation needed.

The signals, and patching is compatible with Euro Format, Korg SQ-1, minibrute, etc.

This is loaded with parasites alternative firmware.

The desktop module is: 6.5" x 8.25"

The controls are larger than the euro format version. This is intended for precise control."

Layout by Flavio Mireles of Bluelantern.

EMS Synthi E

via this auction

"EMS synthi E in beautiful condition, owned by collector.
It is just back from a full Pro service, so it can be enjoyed for years without issues. Sliders / potmeters / switches all working 100%.

Service report will be included with the invoice. Incl 3 months warranty

You will receive:

Ems Synthi E
Power adapter
Patch cables
Ocsidance Invoice
Service Report"

Folktek Mescaline Psychedelic Synthesizer System Copper

via this auction

Folktek Matter plus Resist Expander and Plug-in Set

via this auction

You can find a demo and details on Folktek's Matter here.

Buchla 218 keyboard ver 1 2013

via this auction

Sequentix Cirklon

via this auction

"Very cool sequencer. Comes w/ CVIO expansion board installed and Burr Elm wood ends, very beautiful. If CV is your thing you would still need to order the external cvio breakout box to connect to cv hardware, it's available on the sequentix website... Built in December of 2017 out of Sequentix's new Berlin factory..."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Synthesizer Rev 3.3 with MIDI SN 5469

via this auction

"This Prophet~5 has been thoroughly calibrated and tested, and works perfectly."

Yamaha SK-30 Analog Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

Hammond 102100 Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN 391780

via this auction

KORG MP-4 "MonoPoly" 4 VCO Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Valpower Midi CV GATE for Vintage Synths

via this auction

"Last items in stock !!!

Midi Usb CV GATE module for analog Synth:

This is a compact unit converting Midi USB to CV/gate
Runs on windows and Mac
Is fully assembled just plug to your synth and ready to go.
SYNTH MODEL compatibility:


Cables not included
no power supply required
Plexy glass cover and fixations are shipping unmounted
Shipping worldwide"

Novation BassStation Analogue Bass Synth SN 0007823

via this auction

JD-XA Sound Design: Filter 3

Published on Feb 5, 2018 Stochastic Design

"The analog filter #3 is arguably one of the quirky aspects of the Roland JD-XA that makes it stand out, from a sonic standpoint.

In this video, we explore the chaotic - indeed STOCHASTIC - nature of filter 3, and give a few examples on how a touch of resonance can instantly create an organic sound that can move between screeching and gentle bubbling, or just add a bit of useful noise backdrop to your patch."

Korg iMono/Poly & ODYSSEi jam by Roikat "Freeze Fried" Korg Gadget song

Published on Feb 5, 2018 Roikat

"A song made with the Korg iMono/Poly and ODYSSEi iOS apps in the form of the Montpellier and Lexington gadgets inside the Korg Gadget iOS app, which emulate the Korg Mono/Poly and ARP Odyssey vintage analog synthesizers. Huh? Oscilloscope visualizations made with K machine iOS app."

Hexinverter Monday Mindphaser

Published on Feb 5, 2018 Hexinverter Électronique

"More scope animations derived from the unique waveforms produced by our forthcoming complex VCO, Mindphaser."

meng qi - ooolo

Published on Feb 5, 2018 Meng Qi

ANTS! patch: Pink 70s

Published on Feb 5, 2018 Plankton Elec

"Ants! patch. Check it at"

06-The Moog Rogue-Part 6- Modulation, etc. Part 1

Published on Feb 5, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part one of a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the modulation section of the Moog Rogue."

All parts here.


via @KorgUK

"Ever wondered what #superheroes get up to when they're not saving the world?! #korg #volca #bass #keys #analogue #synth #synthesizer #tweaking #fun #musician #musicproducer"

Ultraman on a KORG Volca synth.

Stranger Things theme + Remix Jam (OP-1 Teenage Engineering)

Published on Jul 27, 2017 amenemo1010

"Stranger Things theme remake using OP-1 by Teenage Engineering.
* final song start at: 5':43"

Using stock presets tricked by me except drum sampled from "Savin' The Day" by Alessi (appear in Ghostbuster movie) using a vintage WalkMan DAT player from 80's era to make unique 80's flavoured remix, highlighting the already nostalgia style of famous theme originally scored by Survive.

I'm sorry for my not properly good execution.

Enjoy the OP1 :)"

OP-1: Taking It All

Published on Jan 23, 2018 Thomas Barlow

"Thanks for watching! This track seriously ended up sounding like it was in a tron style heist movie..."

Live Jam With PO-12, Monotribe + MicroGranny 2

Published on Oct 13, 2016 STEFAN

"My last live jam went down so well I decided to do a round two, this time I used a Korg Monotribe, PO-12 by Teenage Engineering and a Microgranny by Bastl Instruments. For you tech heads the Monotribe is sending a CV sync to the PO-12 and the Microgranny has some external effects running through Logic Pro X. This video was filmed on a GoPro and iPhone."

The Fog Theme on Moog Synthesizers

Published on Feb 5, 2018 RemixSample

"Hello. Just playing around with the the Fog Theme. Nothing Major.

Lead is being played by two Mother 32's.
Assist lead by a FM patch from Dexed.
Stabs from Omnisphere and Paul's Extreme Sound Stretch to add more depth and atmosphere. I used Valhalla Shimmer reverb on pretty much everything and Soundtoys Crystallizer to make those fluttering synth harmonics."

YAMAHA PSS-480 Trck Making

Published on Feb 5, 2018 dothkoi

"PSS-480 FM Synth Track Making FM!FM!FM!"

Make Noise - Morphagene #08 - NK MS-20 Freesound Reel #MorphageneMondays

Published on Feb 5, 2018 DivKidVideo

"For video 8 of my Freesound Reel explorations with the Make Noise Morphagene I take a look at the awesome NK MS-20 reel Noah Kalos. This has inspired a new ambient modular track from me that I'll be releasing soon. If you're a Patreon supporter you'll have a full patch and track breakdown showing how the track was made.

Freesound Reel here -"

Quick synth trick: How to create complex LFOs with wavefolding (MiniBrute 2S, TipTop Fold)

Published on Feb 5, 2018 loopop

"This is a relatively short clip, but conveys an idea I’ve not seen elsewhere. The idea is to get out of the monotony of “standard” repetitive LFO shape modulation by applying a wavefolding to a regular LFO, creating much more rhythmically interesting patterns. These new complex LFO shapes can then be applied to any number of destinations (AMP, filter, oscilliator shape, etc).

I’m showing it using the MiniBrute 2 and TipTop Audio Fold Processor but you can really use any “metalizer” or wave folder for this, as long as you can send it an input and receive its output. Digitone is in the background here sending chord pads to show this can be applied to any source of audio."

007//Spaceport [Melodic] - Mother 32 Modular, Eventide Space, Eventide Timefactor

Published on Feb 5, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"A sci-fi, melodic, semi-self-generating modular patch using a small Eurorack setup sent through an Eventide Space modechoverb reverb and an Eventide Timefactor on banddelay setting. No other processing has been applied.

I finally decided to make a patch that wasn't just randomly triggered notes - this is based on a simple looping arpeggio with a bass drone. While playing around with modulation I managed to end up with a loop of 'building up'; the cut-off frequencies, frequency of the synced oscillator, and several other parameters all increase at once before quickly falling. Random stepped voltages from the Mother 32s' Assign outputs make each 'build' unique. I also had bleed from Math's channel 1 LFO through 3 stackcables into the Minimod OSC's v/oct input, which replaced the keyboard output from the arpeggiated Mother 32 - while I ended up liking it in this patch, it's a good reminder to get some proper mixers and multiples, since stackcables aren't perfect!

I decided to call this piece 'Spaceport' because the building and sudden fall made me think of spaceships powering up and then suddenly taking off.

If you want to recreate this patch, you can find it here:"

Behringer: Inside R&D Episode 2 w/ the Neutron

Published on Feb 5, 2018 BEHRINGER

"A quick discussion about the new Neutron"

Behringer: Inside R&D Episode 1 w/ the UBXa here.

Roland RD2000, Strymon Timeline

Published on Feb 5, 2018 Uriel Ortega

"I recently purchased a Roland RD2000 and I tried out the Strymon Timeline with it. The result was great. I really enjoyed these sounds."

Moog DFAM: External Trigger vs. Internal Sequencer

Published on Feb 4, 2018 JAkoGreyshire

"Here is the Moog DFAM Drummer from another mother being triggered by Pamela's new workout while the DFAMs' sequencer is running.
The Snare sound is the Distings' H7 noise Algorithm. Pam is throwing an envelope at it and modulating the noise type with an LFO at x24 speed to give it that snare rattle sound. Cool trick I thought...
Omsonic Pixel Dust is doing its thing with the high hat sound being swept by Maths Ch#1...
Malekko Noisering is fed into Make noise LxD and the LxD is being gated by the Pulse out on the Erica synths RND module.
Erica synths RND Pluse out is syncing the Intellijel Dixie II+.
The Dixie is in LFO mode and modulating the Malekko Noisering.
LFO and S&H from Erica RND is further modulating the Noisering.
The Noisering is providing the glitchy sound.
The other Disting is being used as a delay which you can see use of at the end of the video...

Honestly I was looking for a way to use the Noisering differently and I came up with this funky groove... it is a good example of the DFAM being triggered by something else while its sequencer is running through some pitch data... If you watch the lights on the DFAMs' sequencer you can see where one bass drum sound will jump between two sequencer steps and do a note glide.... Bass drum Glide!
Hmmm.... I'll have to experiment with that some more....

Patch n Tweak

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