MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Circuit - Novation Circuit

Published on May 26, 2018 100 Things I Do

"I thought we would give the Circuit a run this week. I was playing with it when I discovered it sent everything I created out by the USB cable as Midi! So I used that stream of data to fire off some customer samples in Logic X’s sampler I created and this is what came out."

DM Speak&Spell Tribute Arturia 2600V Sound Set Demo

All sounds including drums 2600V. Depeche Mode tribute sound set available from Arturia.

Patches used:

No Disco:
DM kick1
DM snare2
NoDisco Seq1 125bpm
NoDisco Seq2 125bpm
NoDisco Bass2
Puppets Bass Sweep
JustCantGet lead1

Just Can't Get Enough:

Roland SE-02 unboxing & demo

Published on May 26, 2018 SynthMania

1:42 Patch demo #01
1:56 Patch demo #02
2:14 Patch demo #03
2:45 Patch demo #04
3:18 Patch demo #05
3:32 Patch demo #06
3:45 Patch demo #07
3:56 Patch demo #08
4:08 Patch demo #09
4:28 Patch demo #10
4:34 Patch demo #11
5:09 Patch demo #12
5:20 Patch demo #13
5:32 Patch demo #14
6:00 Patch demo #15
6:21 Late 1970s / Early '80s romantic theme (SE-02 + JV-1080)
7:03 Once Upon A Time In The West (SE-02 + JV-1080)
8:04 Modern Crime Scene (SE-02 + JV-1080)
8:48 Back to the 1990s (SE-02 + JV-1080 + Dance exp. board)

DSI / 8Dio Sequential Prophet X Official Add-On Series: "Live Improvisation °4" by Troels Folmann

Published on May 26, 2018 8dioproductions

"One of my favorite compositional techniques is to make music "in the void" - without a given end-destination. Simply letting the sounds guide me and create new compositions in real-time.

Exclusively made on the Prophet X by Troels Folmann (some of the synths in this demo is coming from our upcoming Wonder Add-On for the Prophet X)."

Quasimidi Quasar Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg Minilogue PG Limited Edition Polished Gray with Custom Knobs

via this auction

"Korg Minilogue PG Limited Edition Polished Gray with custom knobs. The knobs have has the indicators painted white to make it easier to see their position."

Korg Monopoly MP-4 with ModyPoly and MIDI In and Out

via this auction

"This unit was recently serviced and purchased from Modeless Factory. Tubbutec ModoPoly has been installed giving the synth MIDI in/out, new arp modes, new 2 voice, 3 voice, Polychord and extended unison play modes. The unit is in great condition for a synth that's over 30 years old. There are a few knicks and cracks on the wood in the corners on the back of the synth. The knobs are smooth and glide easily, all keys work great, all switched operate normally."

Hyperlapse Dutch Train Journey

Published on May 26, 2018 Synth & Sundry

A new piece from supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Synth & Sundry.

5 awesome new features from the Pyramid 3.0 beta

Published on May 26, 2018 Olivier Ozoux

"Probably my most 'youtuber style' title ever, but I don't know how else to say it, because after saying "No more Major Upgrades" after v2.0 - 2.3 Squarp went ahead and dropped the PyraOS v3.0 public beta right before running away for Superbooth 2018. There's a lot of new features in this release (I counted about 30 ) but these are the ones I'm most likely to use in my workflow:

So here are 5 features, that I think are awesome, from the new Pyramid 3.0 OS, which is currently in beta.

0:48 Number 5: Custom Chords
1:47 Number 4: Extend Pattern
2:50 Number 3: New Arpeggiator Style
4:37 Number 2: Consolidate Tracks
5:31 Number 1: Instrument Definitions ( Drum Map )
7:07 Instrument Definitions ( Midi CC )"

Elektron Digitone Minijam - 2018-05-26

Published on May 26, 2018 Oscillator Sink

"He's a slightly more mellow jam with, let's be fair: a tonne of reverb and delay! This one was mostly written during a live-stream which is something I'm doing once or twice a week so keep an eye on the channel if you want to jump on and join in!"

Take a Look at Moogfest 2018! Synthesizer Heaven!

Published on May 18, 2018 B and H

"AB form B&H visits Durham, NC, for Moogfest 2018. In addition to a variety of vendor exhibits and educational forums, he checks out Moog's latest synth release, the GRANDMOTHER, a semi-modular synth that packs a big sonic punch. Check it out!"

Lisa Bella Donna Live in the Moog Store

Published on May 20, 2018 Guitar Center

"Recorded live in the Moog Store by Guitar Center at Moogfest 2018, sonic sorceress Lisa Bella Donna stopped by with her Earthquaker Devices pedalboard for an improv performance with Moog’s brand new Grandmother and semi-modular synth."

Rick Wakeman Minimoog Solo

Published on May 26, 2018 NickPeezy 94

Not sure if this one will stay up based on the video title, so watch while you can.

Moogfest 2018 (live edit) - Modular on the Spot, Moogfest | Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on May 26, 2018 Lightbath

Moogfest 2018 (live edit)
Modular on the Spot
Durham, NC
May 19, 2018

Patch notes archive available through Patreon rewards:

All hardware performance/improvisation recorded straight to 2-track and mastered Premiere with compression and eq. This performance is an edit of the full 36-minute set available exclusively on Patreon.

I'm so grateful to have been a part of Moogfest 2018. It was great to hang a bit with lightbeams Emily Sprague, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Sean Hellfritsch and to see some cats—like Waajeed and Jamire Williams—from my 'past life' as a guitarist in NYC. Thank you to Yoga After Dark and Modular on the Spot for having me.

It was an honor to play another MotS event, this time alongside Rodent, Peter Speer, Sarah Belle Reid, Jake Pugh, Jerry Kaba, and Lee Coleman. As with my first MotS experience, the vibe was one of immense support. It was so much fun to lead the audience through some air guitar moves. Truthfully, I don't know how that happened, but I'm glad it did. Thanks to all who participated!

And lastly, it was great to meet some of you IRL after my set. I also finally got to meet Richard Devine and talk shop (thanks to his wife and family for giving us some time to do so). Many thanks to Iain Smith for helping to cart my gear up the hill to the car.


Published on May 26, 2018 LESINDES

"This is FRIDAY#s PATCH with MAKE NOISE RENE, 4ms MULTIBAND SPECTRUM RESONATOR, MALEKKO DUAL BORG filter and VERBOS COMPLEX OSCILLATOR as sound source. Nice drone type smooth and stereo."

Break on Thru the Crumar Multiman S3 (1981)

Published on May 26, 2018 VSMI

"Music for Crumar Multiman S3... Italian analog polyphonic synthesizer/strings machine 1981 with Echopad effect."

025//A Crumbling World - 10 minutes of dark soundscape (Moog DFAM, 2x Mother 32, Eventide Space)

Published on May 26, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"A dark, semi-self-generating modular patch using 2 Mother 32s and a DFAM sent through an Eventide Space hall reverb and an Eventide Timefactor on tape delay setting.

I've continued exploring the DFAM, and next up on my list of 'to-use' sounds is the growly FM bass that you can get from it; add a bit of noise and suddenly you have a dark soundscape to play with! Although its quite repetitive as my patches go, I liked the feel of it, and detuning the M32's note pitches gave the melody an extra bit of much-needed character to round off the patch.

The DFAM supplies most of this patch; the 'crunchy' noise comes from noise modulating the filter cutoff, while the growl in the bass comes from frequency modulation of VCO 2 by VCO 1. The lower M32 supplies the melodic notes, with each note detuned slightly by a random stepped voltage. The sequencer is stopped and started randomly to make the melody unbalanced and lurching, and is clocked by the DFAM, (glitched so that it runs at 1/12 the DFAM's tempo). The background high-pitched sounds are made by the top M32. Random stepped voltages from the M32s' Assign outputs control various parameters to make the patch unpredictable."

Casio CZ-5000 61-Key Synthesizer

via this auction

360 Systems 20/20 Frequency Shifter Guitar Bass Synthesizer Green Retro Vtg 70’s SN 5025

via this auction

"This authentic 360 Systems 20/20 Frequency Shifter looks and sounds FANTASTIC! It is an analog pitch changer with a ring modulator. It was made in the 1970’s and is one of the first guitar / bass synthesizers ever created. It also works well with early synths and was used by early electronic pioneers. This is an early model with the “GREEN” face and serial # 5025. It measures 12” x 10” x 5 ½” and weighs 6 lbs. It uses standard 120 volt AC for power."

Roland JD-800 Programmable Synthesizer

via this auction

Technics WSA1R

via this auction

Tollollyphop - Triphop Cirklon Patterns for Eurorack Synthesizer

Published on May 26, 2018 Luke Killen

"Today I bashed out some Cirklon patterns and patched some Trip-Hop inspired sounds on the Modular synth."

ST Modular - Yaksha´s Fate (Micro Rings)

Published on May 26, 2018 Stefan Tretau

"Yaksha´s Fate is a smaller version of the Mutable Instruments Rings Resonator. It highlights all tweakable knobs on top and hides those affecting tune and pitch - very handy while playing live."

lucky one - Prepared Jam [Dreadbox Nyx, Moog, Elektron, Novation, Ableton]

Published on May 26, 2018 lucky one

"Here is a new jam with my awesome analog synth. Visit my website for more videos, music and a free sampled instrument made from the Dreadbox Nyx :

I prepared a bunch of midi loops in Ableton Live to make a song structure. All synth sounds are played live by my three analog synth:
- Dreadbox Nyx (paraphonic) : lead and solo
- Moog Slim Phatty (monophonic) : bass and solo
- Elektron Analog Keys (polyphonic) : pads

The synth are mostly driven by the midi loops in Ableton Live, using the Ableton Launchpad to switch between loops, except when I use the Novation Circuit to play the melodies.

For the fun, I used many cameras to shoot the jam, including my kids' cameras ;-)

As this is a prepared jam, I am maybe less natural and fluent, but the track structure is more complex and interesting, so I will keep on improving this setup!"

Bugbrand Board Weevils

Published on May 26, 2018 hajimmie

"Noise jam with Board Weevil 2009, 2012 and CrossOver Filter."

SYNTHSPO Moog Grandmother & Mother-32 Videos

Published on May 23, 2018 subfifth recordings


1. Moog Grandmother Patch Demo (5 total, 2 w/ Daft Punk sequences) - SYNTHSPO #004
Moog Grandmother Patches (5 total, 2 w/ Daft Punk sequences) - SYNTHSPO #004
Here are a couple patches I recorded the other day, the latter four of which are from the Grandmother user manual. (I wanted to record the whole set for 14 but also want to move on to some actual music making!) For those of you wanting to hear what this synth can do, I hope this provides a broader sense of its sonic capabilities (even if a bit self-indulgent at times with the Daft Punk...). Strymon El Capistan used a couple times throughout for delay, as well as the TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 reverb pedal.

To skip around:

00:00 Aerodynamic (patch *not* from the manual)
03:14 Dynasty Plucks
04:53 Funky Robot
06:27 Showdown Guitar
07:32 Haunted Cave
2. Moog Grandmother + Strymon El Capistan (Boards of Canada Sequence) - SYNTHSPO #003
3. Moog Grandmother Semimodular Synth (Stranger Things-inspired Sequence) - SYNTHSPO #002
4. Moog Mother-32, Eventide H9 (Blackhole), and Roland MX-1 - SYNTHSPO #001

Korg Monologue is crazy // PP SESSION #005

Published on Apr 4, 2018 POLLY POWDER

"Getting some screams out of the Korg Monologue.
A really great device this is!

Drums and backing from Native Instruments Maschine.

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix GX-80."

Devo - Time Out For Fun (chisel316 cover)

Published on May 26, 2018 chisel316

"I thought it would be fun to do another Devo cover. Last time I did one a few years back I only had a few hardware synths and had to compensate with software. This time around it's all hardware except for the live mix and effects in the iPad. Hope you enjoy it!

Gear Used:
SE-02 main bass line
JU-06 low bass
JP-08 chord stabs
JX-03 lead synth
CS harmonizing synth
Sample drums
Eurorack synth percussion
Engine MIDI sequencer
MicroKEY keyboard controller for JP-08
DX keyboard controller for JX-03
Launch Control XL x2 mixer controllers for AUM (iOS)

iOS apps:
Kymatica AUM mixer
Audio Damage Eos2 reverb"

New Syncussion SY1-M by PsyCo X

via PsyCoX


Demo posted here yesterday. I originally thought this was a build of the TTSH SY1 clone by PsyCo X. Apparently it's not. It's actually a new project by designed by simon cox aka psycho x, and has nothing to do with the human comparator.

Erika on Analog Synthesis | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on May 23, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"In this episode of Studio Science, recorded in her home studio in Detroit, Erika uses the same Roland SH-101 synthesizer she was first tasked with upon joining Ectomorph two decades ago to break down her approach to analog synthesis. She details how synthesis lies at the root of her creative process and explains how she uses it to create sketches of songs, as well as improvised performances.

From an early age, Erika showed an affinity for technology and using it to express herself. At age 13 she was running a Bulletin Board System from her bedroom. In 1997, after moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan, she joined local techno outfit Ectomorph and “went to bootcamp,” as she recalls, learning about programming and performing live electronic music. Two years later, in 1999, she set up, a freeform streaming radio station that ran for 17 years. Today, the producer and musician continues to perform and release music both on her own and as one-half of Ectomorph alongside Brendan M. Gillen, with whom she also runs the Interdimensional Transmissions label.

The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. We celebrate music, its culture, and the transformative minds behind it. Begun in 1998, the Academy has taken the core principles that underlie its annual workshop for selected participants and applied this curatorial approach to events, lectures, and city-wide festivals throughout the year."

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