MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Lyra 8, DSI Prophet 12, Prophet REV 2 and PRO 2 Ambient

Published on May 21, 2018 Tarek Mansur

"Hi guys!

I just got some new toys and had to record them for you before bed!
I got my dream synth which is the Prophet 12... It's amazing!!! And I also got a new Delay, the Timeline by Strymon. Loving it!! :) AAAAND I also got the Lyra 8 crazy ass sound designers dream!!

Luke's Theme on a Minimoog Voyager + EHX Cathedral

Published on May 21, 2018 SYNTHWAY

"I was just having fun with the Voyager and started to play this melody out of nowhere... had to share with you. This is one of my favorite themes on any movie, simply beautiful music.

This is very simple, just the main melodic line of the theme with some ethereal reverb on the top.

The sound is a simple brassy patch with a LOT of reverb, which was inspired by Moog's new Grandmother synthesizer. The reverb is an EHX Cathedral, with a spring reverb, low feedback, high reverb time, 40% blend."

Moogfest 2018 Synth T by RUNAWAY

Cool design by RUNAWAY

"Moogfest celebrated its third year in Durham this past weekend and its third year working with Runaway. 2018's merch collaboration features a mix of hand-drawn contour drawings and diagrams from Moog synth instruction manuals from the 1970s. To top off the release we partnered with The Lot Radio to livestream musical performances and interviews from Moogfest artists directly from our flagship location over the course of 3 days. Great vibes all weekend long."

SDS_VCO Delay/FX/Distortion Firmware Modes10 to 15

Published on May 21, 2018 freshnelly

"Here's the final installment of the tutorial series for the new alternate firmware that turns your SDS_VCO into an audio FX processor."

All parts here.

Synth Lounge// MS2000, Prophet-12, OB-6, TR-808

Published on May 21, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Sideways for your viewing pleasure!"

MINI KORG 700 Analogue Synth SN 7808

via this auction

"This Classic piece of Analogue Kit needs little introduction- you know it’s beautiful style and the Human League, The Cure etc 1980’s History in it’s sound..

this example is missing only the MiniKorg badge - it sounds as good as new..

Playing with it is Wild and Wonderful- the effects can excite the novice and most accomplished Musician alike..

It has given us so much Fun- and simply sitting in the Studio looking Ace has been enough to keep it for Years..!"

Analogue Solutions Leipzig S

via this auction

Adamski Ajull DIY analog synth project (A monatge of recorded sounds)

Published on May 21, 2018 Adamski A.

"Hey guys , I thought It would be worth sharing a small compilation of some sounds I have recorded from my protosynth circuit/s. I hope this gives those who are new to the channel a flavour of what the protosynth is capable of . (Thou to be honest I barely scratch the surface as there is so may sound sculpting possibilities
The specs are as follows

3 x Voltage Controlled Oscillators with Sub Osc
2 x Multimode LP BP HP and notch Voltage Controlled Filters with Master Cutoff for both.
5 x analog LFOs (another to be added on the final build)
2 x A,D,S,R Envelope generators with speed response switching
1 x Voltage Controlled Amplifier
1 x Post VCA Wavefolder
1 x Analog BBD chorus
Hard Sync
3 way X-FM with feedback
Glide and Vibrato
Arduino midi to CV, Gate and Velocity
and (i'm sure I have missed some features) ."


Published on May 21, 2018 hicut cake

Hicut Cake proudly presents:

Recipe #052

– Elektron Digitone
– Roland Boutique JX-03

DSI / 8Dio Sequential Prophet X Program: "Flute Expressions"

Published on May 21, 2018 8dioproductions

"Prophet X Live Demonstration by Troels Folmann. Audio was recorded directly out of the Prophet X.

Visit for more information.

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The patch starts with a synthy sounding flute, which is then arpeggiated. The arp pattern then gets sine wave added to it with a bit of saw. The amp release is opened generating a more glissando, slurred type of effect."

Tempest Bass Incinerated By Industrialectric

Published on May 21, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"In this video you are hearing the drums from the Dave Smith Tempest Direct and the bass sound through the Industrialectric Incinerator. The Incinerator is a dual distortion/fuzz with different modes, power starve, and self oscillation.

Incinerator available here:"

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New Old Stock TB-303 Main/Switch Board Assembly

Here's an interesting piece of synth history. A TB-303 replacement board original from Roland tech support. It's available at LA Synth Co for $4000. Here is the description captured for the archives:

"Never used, never separated TB303 Main + Switch boards. Works perfectly, only powered up twice for functional testing. Less than 15 minutes operational use time under our watch.

Switch board and CPU are joined and were never cracked apart. This is how they were manufactured and this step was done upon final assembly.

In great condition. Has a slightly misaligned ENV MOD pot which is likely why it never made it into a completed 303. It was probably meant to be reworked and never was. The pot works and there is no damage or irregularity, It just wasn't fully seated on assembly. This could be rectified easily by a competent tech. Due to the rarity of the piece, we decided to leave it alone, but we can fix it for you if you want upon purchase at no additional cost. Also for full disclosure, it has a very small amount of dust on it in the corners and crevices because it was found in an unsealed antistatic bag. Very minor stuff.

Has been carefully stored in a sealed antistatic bag in box inside a box inside a safe for the last 10 years .

This is a real collectors / museum piece. Very few if any 303's still exist in this condition."

Musica Automata - Music for Computer Controlled Robots

More acoustic than synth, but you can't help but think of the creation of sound coming full circle. We've come from real world acoustic instruments to synthesis, to the automation of synthesis, and now, the automation of real world instruments. If you'd like to fund this project you can do so on Kickstarter here. This one was sent in via Piero of TipTop Audio and Station 252 on Vimeo.

From the Kicstarter campaign:

"Musica Automata is a name of an upcoming album by Leonardo Barbadoro, an Italian electronic music producer and electroacoustic music composer from Florence known also under the alias Koolmorf Widesen. The album will include music for robots controlled from a laptop computer.

These robots are more than 50 acoustic instruments (piano, organs, wind instruments, percussions etc) which are part of the Logos Foundation in Gent (Belgium). They receive digital MIDI messages that contain precise informations for their performance.

Musica Automata is a multi-sensorial experience where the listener can hear and view where the sounds come from; one can observe the robots and find a precise correlation between the movement of the instrumenst and the sound perceived.

The robot music performance, due to its extreme precision, can often surpass the ability of a human performer and, therefore, introduce completely new expressive possibilities. However next to the precise digital controls, the real performance and acoustic sound of instruments playing in a real acoustic space is preserved. Despite this particular instrumentation in fact, it’s the music that leads the instruments and not the opposite; the emotional impact of the music is still there due to the versatility of the robots, which are not limited to mere artificial reproduction.

It’s a performance that comes from a human idea, however devoid of direct human contact with the instrument. This means that the conceived musical idea, once processed and translated into MIDI language, is executed by robots without losing its artistic value in any way."

Moog Grandmother sound test and popup factory tour

Published on May 21, 2018 loopop

"In this video we get to know the people and process behind building Moog's new Grandmother synth, as well as get a taste of what it sounds like.

Like Moog's Mother-32, Grandmother is a semimodular analog synthesizer. But Grandmother has a few new tricks up her sleeve: a classic spring reverb (we get to see the spring in this video!), two oscillators, faithful reproductions of Moog's vintage modular components, hard sync, a keyboard and more.

In this video I test the sounds of a few of these new components, as well as get a factory tour for an inside look on how Grandmother is built. Moog relocated Grandmother's production line from Ashville to Durham for Moogfest."

Sensory Percussion w/ DFAM live at Moogfest 2018

Published on May 21, 2018 Mason Self

"I've been really excited about using Sensory Percussion to control / play / interact with a modular set up. Stoked to have the opportunity to demonstrate some of my ideas alongside Sunhouse at Moogfest this year.

This is a short piece I performed to demo some possibilities. My goal was not just to play some synths on the side while using SP, but to really blend the craft of drumming and synthesis. I'm using MIDI from Sensory Percussion, translating it to CV, and using that to play the DFAM.

Translated to CV, the Controls from Sensory Percussion (timbre, velocity, speed) become modulation sources. I'm using those modulators to control VCO EG, VCF EG, VCA EG, and VCO pitch on the Moog DFAM.

I'm also using modulation from Sensory Percussion to navigate the Make Noise Rene. The quantized pitch out from Rene is getting summed with different Midi Note values from the rim tip and rim shoulder of the snare via Make Noise Maths, allowing me to flexibly modulate the sequence every time I go to a new chord."

Mellotron Mini Through A Strymon Magneto - The Basics

Published on May 21, 2018 John L Rice

"Mellotron Mini keyboard into a Strymon Magneto eurorack module into a Mackie 402-VLZ3 mixer into a Canon C100 video camera into an Atomos Ninja Blade recorder.

Thanks for watching!"

"Bandas in my suitcase" Korg Volca Bass Frenzy

Published on May 21, 2018 Ludwig Kopp

"Sequence synth jam with (2 voices) from Volca Bass with midi out mod as the main sequencer.

Erebus plays the third voice with saw & pwm.
The heavy fx comes all from the Erebus patch itself.

There's no added FX or post processing."

New Oakley ADR30 DIY Analogue Delay Line and Chorus Module

via Oakley Sound, where you'll find full details and build instructions. A snip for the archives:

"The Oakley Sound Systems ADR30 is an analogue delay module that processes audio signals to create echo and chorus effects. It uses two Xvive MN3005 bucket brigade delay (BBD) integrated circuits to produce a very distinct 'vintage' sound. Classic companding noise reduction circuitry further adds to the sonic characteristics.

Delay time is controlled by a single control on the front panel as well as a built in low frequency modulation oscillator and/or an external control voltage. With short delay times using the modulation oscillator can create both subtle and deep chorus effects. A front panel switch controls whether the signal runs through one or both MN3005 devices. Anti-aliasing filtering is achieved by two 6-pole discrete switched capacitor low pass filters that track the delay time, giving the maximum audio bandwidth for the specific delay time. Thus short delays remain reasonably bright sounding while longer delays become increasingly dark. Delay time can be varied continuously from 15ms to 300ms in short mode, and 30ms to 600ms in long mode.

The unit is mono but features separate outputs for the wet/dry signal and the delayed signal. The audio input and outputs are balanced but are compatible with non balanced connections. A two LED level meter helps you keep signal levels at optimum ensuring a respectable signal to noise ratio without clipping. The unit will not be damaged by driving the unit into overdrive and interesting sounds can be obtained by deliberately doing so, either by turning up the input level or by allowing the feedback to build up to self oscillation. Although the unit does feature noise reduction circuitry the delay line devices are inherently noisy and have a very restricted bandwidth. The signal will deteriorate in an interesting manner as the delay time is increased and/or feedback is heavily applied."

Frequency Central - Where? (Rotary Switcher / Signal Router)

Published on May 21, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's a passive, mega useful, super simple, 4 to 1 or 1 to 4 switch! It's a two channel device with a nice clunky rotary switch (feels good) that takes 4 inputs and routes that to 1 output , or takes 1 input and routes that to 4 different outputs for manual and performance led switching and signal routing on the fly. The Frequency Central Where? does a good job to save pulling cables mid patch, which is always a winner in my book."

Analogue Systems RS 8000 Solid Walnut Cabinet Radiohead

via this auction

Eowave Persephone Mk 2 Analog Ribbon Synthesizer

via this auction

1974 MiniMoog Model D w/ Extras

via this auction

"Recently serviced at the Moog factory getting calibrated and pots cleaned.
Recently had keyboard restored with brand new keyboard bushings by SYNTHPRO Restorations. Plays beautifully.

Wood is Beautiful and ORIGINAL. SynthPro said it was probably the most beautiful Minimoog he had seen.

Comes with ORGINAL owner's manual. ORIGINAL Soundcharts Book. ORIGINAL blank panel facsimile pad."

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Rack 0137

via this auction

Elka DMP-18 repair

Published on May 21, 2018 organfairy

"I bought this pedal controller some years ago in a music shop that had a closing sale. The button for preset #5 was broken but I couldn't find the right switch in any of my usual electronics supply stores. But then one day when I was shopping for something else online I found one that looked right. So I ordered it. Now I can get this pedal controller working completely again.

The music is 'The whisper' by David Essex which I play on my Roland JV-35 synthesizer."

Slow And Noisy Serge Modular Techno

Published on May 21, 2018 NoizeHack

"I got to use the black vintage Serge at CalArts and recorded this with it, also used are the RMA Crustacean, RML Jekyll & Hyde, Vermona Retroverb Lancet and Moog MF-104M."

Happy Knobbing 2018

Published on May 21, 2018 moondustweb

"Pictures from the Happy Knobbing 2018.
Happy Knobbing is a german Modularmeeting in Fischbach."

iPad Jam (Feat. Fugue Machine and Animoog) - Ambient Music

Published on May 21, 2018 maasijam

"Atmospheric ambient ipad session with two ipads and animoogs sequenced by fugue machine. Synced via Ableton Link. Live recording in one take.

Fugue Machine
DIY Arduino Midicontroller
Akai LPD 8
iPad Air / iPad 2018
Eventide Blackhole

Filmed with:
Sony a6300 / Samyang 12mm 2"

Moog Sub Phatty Strymon BigSky, Timeline, and Mobius

Published on May 21, 2018 Uriel Ortega

"Check out this awesome combo! These strymon pedals add a lot to every synth that I use."

20 05 18 BugBrand Noise Machine

Published on May 20, 2018 batchas

"A few Scrotum Lab modules with a BugBrand DRM1.

One Radio Music sent to a DRM1 with Xpander.
Using the external input on the DRM1 and triggering its filter section."

Moog Grandmother "Closer" bassline demo Nine Inch Nails

Published on May 20, 2018 Mattelica

"Moog Grandmother sequenced with the Closer synth bassline cv controlled by an Elektron Analog Keys + Analog Keys on drums to a Yamaha MG10xu mixer +gated reverb to a Canon 6D + 17-40mm lens."

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