MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Zen (DSI/Poly Evolver) minimal

Published on Feb 27, 2018 Hitoshi Koizumi

DSI/Poly Evolver Keyboard
Manikin Schrittmacher
Strymon BigSky

Makenoise 0-Coast: Timbre Space 02

Published on Feb 27, 2018 C Nich0lls

"Short, sound exploration of a patch that was used for the 'heartbeat' percussion on the last 0-Coast Ambient video. Just demoing/exploring a sound as I found the patch generated an interesting texture.

Starting with the basic patch, note that the addition of the random generator both affects the sound and also creates an uneven rhythmic cycle. The rhythmic cycle can be adjusted by turning the pot on the voltage math as the 2 outputs are controlling Time on the SLOPE generator and DCY on the CONTOUR generator.

2 pedals are used (off camera). The first is a Strymon TimeLine delay and the second is the Red Panda bitmap. The Red Panda was also used on he previous video.

The patch can be seen at the start of the clip, but most of the fun comes from the random source. It doesn't have to be clocked at audio rates for this patch to work.

Adjusting Balance and Dynamics pots leads to different tones. Also play around with the main pitch to create different 'drums'.

Recorded in single take to Ableton Live. No further processing post guitar pedals."

Part 1 here.

In praise of virtual analog synths

Published on Feb 27, 2018 Seen From Space

"VA synths are not that popular nowadays. Here's why I love 'em."

Focuses on the Novation Nova, KORG MS2000BR, and Access Virus C.

Arturia Farfisa, Organelle Braids, Borderlands

Published on Feb 27, 2018 junklight

"I guess the Farfisa was on a whole load of records from my teens. Either way it has become one of my go to instruments at the moment. love it.

The Organelle is playing a little sequence on the Braids patch made by 'thetechnobear' a port of the Mutable Braids eurorack module"

Endorphines Shuttle Filters

Published on Feb 27, 2018 Todd Barton

"I've been having fun learning about the Shuttle -- so versatile and deep. This is not even the tip of the iceberg! More to come. ."

Moog Memorymoog with Famed DBm Tech Modifications

via this auction

"For those that don't know, these modifications are similar to the more well known LAMM modifications.

These modifications are improvements to EPROM version 4.1 and allow MIDI receive of pitchbend, sustain pedal, wheel modulation, pedal controller, and volume.

Has recently been serviced with a full once over and is in perfect working order. Take note that all 6 voices tune correctly as illustrated in the photo. Also wood panel sides have been professional refinished and keys have been cleaned.
All key contacts are fully functional."

SimpleCircuits APC Pro - Eurorack synthesizer module

via this auction

Atari Punk Console eurorack module.

This is actually the first post to feature SimpleCircuits.

Museum Of Synthesizer Technology DVD B-Roll footage

Published on Feb 27, 2018

"Taken from the limited edition DVD of Mr. Martin Newcomb's Museum of Synthesizer Technology mid-1990's. The DVD's were hand-made."

Note the plaque in the opening reads: "This Museum Was Opened By DR R.A. Moog On 29th July 1994"

Tales From The Rack no.5 - Eurorack Performance.

Published on Feb 27, 2018 Richard Lacy

"Hello. Another tale from the Eurorack and a piece which started out as a ‘reel’ for the Make Noise Morphagene, recorded beforehand with the PPG Wave 2.2.

Perhaps the notable thing about this piece, is that even though it’s a big patch, most of the modules aren’t even breaking a sweat. They’re just doing simple jobs. There are some definite Floydian tendencies here; influences come to the surface sometimes….

As ever, it’s one pass and no overdubs (see the end of the Patch Notes for mixing info).

I’ve tried to make this one a bit more interesting visually (still using an iPhone5 with a shattered screen and it always drifts out of sync with the audio, which is infuriating!). It can be difficult to see what modules are in the system from the main wide shot, so I thought I’d add some close ups. Also, I have no idea how to edit video, so it’s time to learn.

Thanks for listening. If you like what I’m doing, please like and subscribe. Your support is most welcome!

Patch Notes:
Doepfer MAQ 16/3 is the clock source.
Clock to 4MS rotating Clock Divider and Frequency Central Pocket Calculator and some multiples.

1. PPG Wave sampled into Morphagene. Played by a clock divider. Metropolis pitch CV is modulating the slide control. Output to AQA Dual State Variable Filter, then to the TipTop Z-DSP (Halls Of Valhalla).

2. Gate output of the Metropolis is playing the Atlantis (main bass). Pitch CV comes from the Stepper Acid, running on a very slow clock. There’s a Switched Multiple in the pitch CV path, meaning I can choose a static bass note, or kick in the full chord progression.

3. The Stepper Acid is also playing the chords. The post Switched Multiple pitch CV is going to a few places:
Shapeshifter in chord mode: Cello 1. Shape modulated by an LFO.
Three Doepfer VCOs are tuned to the rest of a chord, the third requiring an offset generator.
All signals go to a Ladik mixer, then to an Analogue Solutions Telemark Filter. The filtered signal finally ends up in the Rainmaker, giving a bit of space.

4. Plonk. This is the guitar-type sound. Fixed note and the gate comes from the 4MS RCD on the div-3 output. Plonk output goes to the 4MS DLD.

5. Something I’ve done before, but I like it… 4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator. Bands tuned and locked. Band levels controlled by six Analogue Solutions AR Envelope Generators. The EGs are triggered from the outputs of of the A-149 Stored random Voltages.

6. Bass drum. Braids triggered by an Analogue Solutions SQ8.

7. Snare drum. Braids triggered by a Doepfer clock sequencer.

8. Hats. Doepfer white noise into a Telemark Filter. Doepfer ADSR and VCA doing the rest, triggered by the Turing Machine.

9. Perc. TipTop One triggered by the Turing Machine. The Turing Machine was locked throughout. I meant to alter the pattern partway through the track, but I forgot! All drum reverbs come from Pro Tools.

10. I still haven’t fallen out of love with Rings and Clouds in their most basic forms yet, so here they are doing their thing. Was determined not to use them, but I patched them in and they sounded ace. Doepfer Dark Time Sequencer is providing the notes and gates. Rings Position is being modulated by Tides, quite heavily towards the end. Rings is just repeating a four note sequence; it’s Clouds doing the time shifting and blurring.

11. The big filthy sound: pitch is coming from two Analogue Solutions SQ8 sequencers. Un-quantised, for more varied harmonics and going Evian a Doepfer Slew Limiter. There were only two Doepfer VCOs left by this point, so that’s what we’re using. Tuned in octaves, the square wave of one goes into the A-113 Subharmonic Generator, giving lower octaves and another intervals.
All these signals are mixed together, the intervals being a bit quieter, but their harmonic content is used in what comes next. It’s a lot of filtering!
First up is the AM Snowfall Filter, not taking much off the top, but there’s a thickness to the sound. Second is the Eowave Fluctuations Magnetiques. All four filters in use, with each one tuned to a different resonance, waiting to be ‘peaked’ by the changing notes. Third is the Dave Smith Character; this is where the big distortion is coming from. Lastly everything goes through an Analogue Solutions SY-03 for overall tone control.
By this stage, I’ve run out of reverbs and delays, so this is getting delay and reverb from Pro Tools.

12. Maths. Used as two envelope generators. These envelopes are fed into the ‘initial gain’ input of two Korg MS10s.
The first has fixed pitch, playing a high 7th. The second is playing root, sharp 5 and 7th. Notes from an SQ-8.
You can hear these gently fading in and out in a rather Floydian manner. External reverb and delay.

13. Korg MS20 has a sample and hold on the gate and is playing a low root note, used at both ends of the piece.

Nearly everything goes via a Mackie mixer (under the camera). I’m using this to bring parts in and out. From there, it goes to Pro Tools."

Prophet VS Analog Sweep Delight

Published on Feb 27, 2018 synths colors

"No External Effect Added, As Usual..."

Tom & Dave

Published on Feb 26, 2018 HardtekStudios

"The Dave Smith Evolver has been acting up & I hate the lengthy process of sending it back for repairs, so I have not been using it. But it is time to utilize the word clipping/overdrive that it has been producing and have a fun jam with the Akai Tom Cat. No external processing!"

LO-FI TECHNO / Korg Volca Sample & Monotron Delay / Vermona Filter Lancet

Published on Feb 27, 2018 mishpult

"Almost an hour long, raw, live take with Volca Sample, Monotron Delay & Vermona FIlter Lancet. Volca sample in the spotlight, delayed by the Monotron and beautifully enhanced by the amazing Filter Lancet by Vermona. Had so much fun working on this, hope you have as much fun by listening to the final result. Peace!"


DUAL CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS MUSIC from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"The same patch as in the previous video. I wanted to give it another try. Confirmed my observations and got some ideas on how to improve it. The final patch will be revealed in the next video along with full and detailed patch notes."

Follow-up to this post.

House Music on FM Synths- Digitone, DX7, DX21, SY77, MPC Live

Published on Feb 27, 2018 Luke Neptune

Album out now

Animoog, Fugue Machine, Volca Bass and Keystep - Atmospheric Ambient Jam

Published on Feb 27, 2018 maasijam

"Moog Animoog sequenced by fugue machine and controlled by my DIY arduino midi controller. Volca Bass sequenced by the Arturia Keystep Arpeggiator (Hold function).
Live recording in one take."


via this auction

This is the first one in white to be featured on the site. You can see pics of it in black in the archives here.

via the listing: "Wow, this is that super rare Synton that is never seen or heard. Sounds like a version of the Fenix 1. The rarest synth from Synton, as there were only a handful ever made! In this pristine condition, it is impossible to find. Regretfully giving it up to the next synthesist! Every feature works great!"

Oberheim OB-8 Vintage Analog Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"Recent complete professional restoration including full recap. 100% professional studio quality performer. Cosmetic condition is good. One small chip in a side panel and a few marks from being used and transported normally. This is an early model made in late in 1982."

E-MU Systems Emulator III Rack SN 0590190

via this auction

Arp Odyssey MK I White Face 2800 w/ CV

via this auction

Roland PG-800 Programmer for MKS-70 - JX-8P - JX-10

via this auction

Moog Model 15 Limited-edition Reissue Modular Synthesizer WITH 953 Keyboard

via this auction

via the seller: "I am selling my as new Moog Model 15 Limited-edition Reissue Modular Synthesizer. I purchased to give it a go (always wanted to play a moog modular!) - and I just do not use it (or like it!) as much as my Eurorack stuff...... Used for about 5 hours.

I am also selling this with a matching BLACK Moog 953 - 61 key duophonic keyboard (BLACK COLOR) designed for use with the Moog modular System. THIS KEYBOARD IS STILL IN THE BOX!

The Moog 953 duophonic keyboard designed for use with the Moog modular System $1099.00 NEW
Moog Model 15 Limited-edition Reissue Modular Synthesizer $10,000.00 NEW

All as new for $8500.00 !


Moog Sonic Six Vintage Analog Synth

via this auction

AJHS painted/printed on the case. High School synth? Curious which one...

Sequential Circuits Pro One SN 8753

via this auction

Vintage Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-55 w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Very Good Condition. Some signs of use and Fully Functional. Comes with Original Manual, and Original Box."

Quasimidi Sirius

via this auction

"The Sirius is a keyboard "groove-synth," featuring a subtractive hybrid-tone-generation referred to as DTE ('Difficult To Explain') synthesis introduced in 1997 by . The unit featured a both real-time and step sequencer with pattern- and song-modes, capable of acting basic , groove-box, or sound-module. The units is thus 7x and has 28-voice across it's 7 tracks, with track selecting a (track-specific) sound within 96 sounds (per bank) of preset- or user-writeable sounds."

RARE Midimoog Minimoog in a rack. Original vintage Model D

via this auction

Pics of the inside below. Note the image to the left is two Midimoog's stacked. Details from the listing:

"This is NOT a Midimini with non-original board, but a rack containing a real vintage Model D Minimoog's circuit. The rack was hand assembled in the USA by Studio Electronics and is not available anymore. Comes with original manual. Its clean and cosmetically in amazing condition for its age.

For those who know the history of when Studio Electronics in the 80's was getting vintage Minimoogs and putting them into a rack format for moving around. The sound vibe is 100% Minimoog and indistinguishable from the Vintage sought after Minimoogs that go for 7-8k !

This unit has a genuine Minimoog Model D board inside. And added a new dedicated LFO in addition to the Midi. Real vintage Midimoog sounds with added features and MIDI capability. Works with any MIDI controller."

Roland Jupiter-6

via this auction

Roland JD 800

via this auction

Alesis Andromeda A6 SN (21)A10711045700893

via this auction

"Fully working and Perfect shape Synthesizer
Andromeda A6 Alesis Analogic Synth 12 Voices
Sounds really great fully analogic synthesizer"

Future Retro Revolution SN FREV0205

via this auction

Pic of the inside front panel.

"Original Future Retro Revolution with original Power Supply, Manual, Packaging and Box. The box and unit are numbered #205. New battery installed. Age appropriate ware."

PPG Wave 2.3 Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction

"Vintage PPG Wave 2.3 wavetable synthesizer. Cosmetics 7.5 /10, some scratches on the sides and top. I have the manuals. Rebuilt power supply, new battery, new keyboard bushings, backlit was repaired and is now working. I was at the stage of reloading the presets but can't seem to be able to do it. I don't know why and did not investigate very far because I am forced to abandon this project. The issue could be something as simple as the custom cable used to download the data or a wrongly set system parameter..."

Korg Trident Synthesizer SN 331570

via this auction

"Minor marks throughout but overall very clean.

An incredibly powerful and enjoyable synth to create sounds on.

Tested and working perfectly having just had a full diagnostics run.

Sold with original White Korg Flight Case

Hello Model D: Unboxing the Behringer Model D by Olivier Ozoux

Published on Feb 26, 2018 Olivier Ozoux

"This is my Behringer Model D, there are many like it, but this one is mine. Apparently there have been more than 20,000 copies pre-ordered, so I wasn't really planning to get one, but for some reason I got tempted because Musician's Friend had immediate stock, and it shipped 2 days later, which is actually before some of the pre-order stock have been delivered.

I've never owned a Moog before, so I had no classic expectations about the D, but I have to say, it's really hard to make this thing sound bad. Great addition to my setup.

Any resemblance in the into with a video from Red Means Recording is completely intentional, and totally hilarious. Stripped socks make excellent stage hands (feet?).

Gear list:"

Gianni Grisanzio Model D Poly-Chain Demo

Published on Feb 26, 2018 BEHRINGER

"Gianni Grisanzio is back at MUSIC Tribe Studios LA! This time he's set up 2 Model D's and Poly-Chained them together to demonstrate some of the incredible sounds you can make with multiple units."

Exploring the NEUTRON featuring Gianni Grisanzio

Published on Feb 26, 2018 BEHRINGER

"Our friend Gianni (aka SynthGuru) is back! This time we’re letting him run wild on the brand new Behringer NEUTRON Synthesizer here at MUSIC Tribe Studios in LA. Please leave a comment telling us where you all are tuning in from and also let us know if any of you are interested in coming to the studio to play with the NEUTRON in person."

Behringer Neutron Semi-Modular Analog SYNTHESIZER - First Look & Impressions

Published on Feb 26, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"A new week with the BEHRINGER Neutron Synthesizer has begun. In this new video, I will give you a first look at the features, give you some sounds related to the features and tell you how I like the Neutron after a week.

►Become a Patreon:"

Roland SH-01A Synthesizer Sound Demo

Published on Feb 26, 2018 Arthr

"Roland SH-01A Synthesizer sound demo, triggered by MIDI patterns made in Ableton. The boutique module is running in both monophonic & polyphonic modes so you can hear beautiful chords not previously possible on the original SH-101. Beats included to show the Roland SH-01A working in a composition or as part of a live performance.

Subtle use of the Soundtoys Little Plate Reverb & Waves H delay plugins."

SLG meets Polyend Seq

Published on Feb 27, 2018 Polyend

"Polyend visits electronic music producer Łukasz Seliga known as SLG. In this jam, Łukasz is using Polyend Seq MIDI Sequencer as a heart of his hardware setup. It was a pleasure to take part in all this, thank you Łukasz!"

Also featured: Roland JX-3P, Arturia MicroBrute, Eletron Octatrack, synth cat.

TE PO-33 K.O! Introduction

Published on Feb 27, 2018 Red Means Recording

"A brief introduction to the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-33 K.O! micro-sampler."

DIGITONE IS HERE - BoBeats Unboxing Video & Demo

Published on Feb 27, 2018 BoBeats

"This is my first hours with the Elektron Digitone."


Published on Feb 27, 2018 Zoë Blade

Korg KingKorg - Custom Patches by GEOSynths

Published on Feb 27, 2018 GEOSynths

1. Korg KingKorg - Custom Patches 1 to 25 -
"Now set up in my new Studio and recently picked up a KingKorg and thought i'd do some patches on it. For a purely Digital Synth or software in a box, it's a surprisingly good Synth.

Had to use 2 Unison voices for most things to get some "width" but it handles it really well. Anyway, I'm doing a full Bank of patches for are the first 25 which are mainly Pad and evolving sounds, but there's also splits and stacked patches."

2. Korg KingKorg - Custom Patches 26 to 50 -
"2nd Batch of patches for the Korg KingKorg and I have to say, i'm really impressed with the Sound Engine on this and using the FX as part of the sound...not just an add-on."

3. Korg KingKorg - Custom Patches 51 to 75 -
"3rd batch of patches for the Korg KingKorg Set...Just one more to go and they will be released! I sometimes have to stop myself with making Pads and Evolving ones in particular, as it's so good at doing them. Damn fine Synth if you ask me."

5. Korg KingKorg - Custom Patches 76 to 100 -
So, here we are, the final batch of patches for the Korg KingKorg are completed. I've had lots of fun and a few frustrations making them, but overall it's a great sounding Synth.

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OP-1 Ambient Noodles

Published on Feb 27, 2018 RemixSample

1. "This is not a song. I'm just doing some improvisation on the OP-1. Personally I'm not sure if I'd like to watch this type of content myself. The fiddling can get annoying to watch I guess so let me know if you are into these type of videos or not.

I hooked up the OP-1 to my DAW and split the stereo signal into two mono channels so I can use different vst effects on each channel by panning the different tracks on the OP-1 In this case I used Valhalla Shimmer and Soundtoys Crystallizer."

2. "Another ambient noodle recorded live. Same set up as in the last video, used Valhalla Shimmer and Soundtoys Crystallizer for effects. I wish the OP-1 had Shimmer built in. That would be pretty sweet. 4:00 is my favorite part. Being able to pitch the entire tape on the OP-1 is awesome for ambient stuff."

Mumdance demos his jungle-inspired Eurorack filter module, MUM M8

Published on Feb 27, 2018 FACTmagazine

You can find details on the ALM MUM M8 here, and a demo from Perfect Circuit Audio here.

"We visit Mumdance's studio for an exclusive look at his exciting new module.

Mumdance’s musical influences are many, but top of the list are two things: modular synths and hardcore. He's managed to combine his love of both with his latest release, a Eurorack filter module designed with UK boutique studio ALM Busy Circuits, the MUM M8.

The inspiration for the MUM M8 is Akai’s S950 sampler from 1988, whose unique filter sound is behind many classic jungle and hardcore records of the era. We visited Mumdance at his home studio to get an exclusive inside look at how the module – right down to the "rave baggie" the screws come in.

For more on the making of the MUM M8 read our interview with Mumdance and ALM's Matthew Allum. If you want to know where to start with building your own modular synth, check out our Eurorack beginner's guide."

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