MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Commodore 64 CBM Theme on a Tandy Color Computer in HD

Published on May 31, 2018 MrCaliforniaD

"This clumsy 6-bit DAC sound generator is halfway between a delight for your ears and a headache nightmare.

Recorded with a real Tandy CoCo 3 computer."

Vintage 1977 POLLARD SYNDRUM QUAD MODEL 478 4-PAD Analog Drum Synth SN 208

via this auction

"This amazing analog drum synthesizer comes with the following components;

Korg Monologue Soft Lead Patch Tutorial

See the update in this post.

DSI / 8Dio Sequential Prophet X Official Add-On Series: "Live Improvisation °1" by Troels Folmann

Published on May 31, 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)."

Depuratumba - dual iPad jam (Patterning, Troublemaker, Ripplemaker, ElasticFX)

Published on May 31, 2018 Guido Flichman

"jamming with two iPads - two instances of Patterning (I wasn't using all tracks, just some on each) and a little bit of Ripplemaker and Troublemaker.

One of the Patterning instances was running thru ElasticFX.

(oh and I also used a few AU - Zero Reverb and RoughRider, if I remember correctly)

a bit messy - and probably too long... but I just wanted to capture the moment :)

had I taken the time to map a controller, it woul've probably been smoother... but oh well!"

Why We Bleep Podcast 005: Olivier Gillet - Mutable Instruments

Published on May 31, 2018 mylarmelodies

You can find a handful of posts featuring Olivier Gillet's chocopoolp for Palm OS here.

"Thanks to episode sponsors Signal Sounds: ! This month I'm very excited to present a chat with perhaps one of the most mysterious and well-respected characters in the Eurorack world - Olivier Gillet of Mutable Instruments.

In it we discuss his route into music technology, his module development process, the importance of daydreaming, and some quite surprising facts regarding the size of his company, and much more besides.

More at:

Roland JX-10 Super JX Polyphonic Analog Synth w/ PG-800

via this auction

Elektron Digitone w/ Original Box

via this auction

Yamaha EX5R Rack Synthesizer with SCSI

via this auction

Nyle Steiner & Maurice Jarre - Concerto for EVI - 1997

Published on Mar 6, 2018 Mark Steiner

Mark & Nyle Steiner - NuEVI from Berglund Instruments - Day One

Published on May 31, 2018 Mark Steiner

"Nyle Steiner, virtuoso and inventor of the EVI, day one with the NuEVI. Video of his first in-person impressions, testing and lots of playing. Nyle has given his full blessing to this great instrument's creation and has assisted as an official consultant.

It was a special and legendary experience to recently deliver to Nyle his own NuEVI... which came all the way from the brilliant programmer/designer/musician, Johan Berglund in Sweden.

We talked, tested and explored, and playing the instrument was so engaging, we kept getting distracted and just enjoyed the music... so there is a lot to see and hear. The date was 5/23/2018.

Thank you, Steve Anderson for starting the 'Save the EVI' movement and to Johan Berglund for creating this amazing instrument... the NuEVI."

My 1st NuEVI Demo - Mark Steiner

Published on May 23, 2018 Mark Steiner

"Berglund Instruments NuEVI demo with built in midi rotator. All sounds are digial instruments in Logic. Analog and modular demo soon to come. Endless thanks to Nyle Steiner, Johan Berglund, Steve Anderson, James Ingenito, and Robo Sax. For updates and to be on the waiting list, please email Please help us keep the EVI from becoming extinct by telling your trumpet player friends... and why not... even tuba, euphonium, French horn... or anyone who just wants to play one of the most amazing instruments to recently emerge on Earth."

An Arab And A Jew Make Sweet Love by Ian Richter

A new release by supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Ian Richter.

"IDR-Newswire / TEL AVIV / May 29th 2018 / ​Tel Aviv-based South African-born musician and producer Ian Richter has just released his first LP under the moniker ​Ricatelli​. The album, entitled “An Arab and a Jew Make Sweet Love”, offers an eclectic electro-acoustic collection of mid-tempo grooves layered with everything from Eastern percussion to modular synthesizers.

When asked about what inspired the album, Richter recalled the scandal surrounding Dorit Rabinyan’s 2014 novel ​All the Rivers​, explaining, “'It's insane to me that a book telling the love story of an Arab and a Jew was removed from the high school curricula in Israel. With all the literature about war and conflict, why remove the one positive example?'

The album is mostly instrumental, and takes the listener on a journey through a variety of beat-based music genres. Richter produced the album at his home studio, recording a colorful palette of instruments including synthesizers, guitars, samplers, and drums. Some tracks include vocal takes, mostly performed by Richter, with the addition of manipulated samples and computer-generated speech.

Richter views the root of the Middle East conflict as 'a segregation caused by fear-mongering that exists in many parts of the world', saying, '​As a musician, I thought I'd just point to something that's already going on - love between Arabs and Jews. Oh, and yes, they have sex too.'

The album 'An Arab and a Jew Make Sweet Love - By Ricatelli' ​is available on all major streaming platforms and online music stores.

About Ian Richter
Having lived in two of the world’s most conflicted regions - South Africa and Israel - Ian Richter has been exposed to culture through a unique set of circumstances. Growing up in the sleepy surfer town of Durban, Richter eagerly absorbed the sonic influences offered to him, drawn to both Western and African music. Moving to Israel at the age of 18 offered him the chance to connect to a more active alternative music scene. Tel Aviv proved to be fertile soil, and collaborations with a variety of artists led to playing the local circuit and gaining experience as a live performer. Today, Richter juggles a range of sonic projects, performing in clubs, composing music for contemporary dance, designing sound for the visual arts, and producing recorded pieces across a number of genres."

Analog Dream Tee From Moog Music

New synth T-shirt with a bunny and flames from Moog Music.

A Russian Theremin Builder Named Gene?

Spotted this one on Boing Boing.

Welcome to LA is a podcast on a slice of what it's like to experience the "real Los Angeles". I actually grew up in LA away from all the "glamor and stardom," so out of curiosity I thought I'd check it out. The trailer embedded further below starts with the mention of a Russian theremin builder named Gene. I've never heard of him, so I thought this would definitely warrant a post. :) If anyone knows who Gene is, let us know!

"Often when people think of Hollywood and Los Angeles, they perceive it to be glitzy and glamorous. The bubble is thick, but what is L.A. life really like?

In KCRW's new podcast Welcome to L.A., host David Weinberg bursts that bubble to examine what's really going on in (native-or-not) Angeleno culture."

"Host David Weinberg moves to Los Angeles and on his first day in town ends up on a yacht, attending a birthday party for a Russian theremin builder and his musician friends. But their pleasure cruise turns disastrous and the party goers have to be rescued by boat police. The ill-fated pleasure cruise is woven into the story of Léon Theremin, a brilliant inventor and Soviet spy."

You can listen to the rest on KCRW here.

Novation // Mighty Morphing Loops - Circuit Mono Station

Published on May 31, 2018 NovationTV

"You wish your monosynth was this dirty

Circuit Mono Station is a scheming, manipulative little beast of a machine, with a deafening roar to be tamed. It’s infectious to use, quick to engage with and capable of some unpredictable and rather dangerous results."

Yamaha Montage OS 2.0 with Blake Angelos

Published on May 31, 2018 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Yamaha Montage BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Blake Angelos from Yamaha demonstrates the Montage OS version 2.0 update at Kraft Music.

Yamaha Montage builds on the legacy of the DX and Motif synthesizers with sophisticated dynamic control, massive sound creation, and streamlined workflow. The Montage Motion Control Synthesis Engine and Motion Sequences offer unique ways of interacting with rhythm-based sound. Montage also provides 1.75GB of user flash memory to augment its internal AWM2 and FM-X sound engines. Seamless Sound Switching lets you change performances without any cut-off in envelope or effects. An A/D input is available for processing external audio sources through Montage's effects.

Montage is available in three configurations: Montage 6, with 61-key FSX semi-weighted synth action; Montage 7, with 76-key FSX action; and Montage 8, with 88-key weighted Balanced Hammer action with aftertouch."

Yamaha Montage Synthesizer Performance with Blake Angelos

Published on Jan 21, 2016 Kraft Music

Midibox Sequencer MBSEQ V4 Build for Modular on ECALPEMOS|NL


"I discovered the Midibox sequencer MBSEQ V4 via a forum post somewhere and was immediately interested. It’s a project of Thorsten Klose and lots of people have added code and hardware modules to it.
For more information check out the following websites.

The main thing that made we want to build this sequencer was the modular approach. You can build your own custom system and are not limited to a predefined configuration.
I wanted to be able to control MIDI equipment as well as modular synthesizers and this is pretty easy to do with the MBSEQ V4."

SoundsDivine 'Essential Mix' - U-he Hive

Published on May 31, 2018 SoundsDivine111

"Introducing the 'Essential Mix' soundset for U-he's Hive synthesizer."

‘Essential Mix’ contains 128 sounds for U-he’s Hive synth.

This soundset is inspired by a handful of classic digital synthesizers of the 80s & 90s , including the Korg Prophecy, Novation Supernova, Roland JD800 & JP-8000 & Access Virus.

‘Essential Mix’ features a diverse & musical collection of sounds , including super saws, classic synth plucks, mellow moogy basses, luscious analogue strings, ambient synthscapes, hypnotic phaser pads, string machine emulations, vintage analogue brass and much more.

All patches include modwheel & aftertouch assignments.

Art of Moog - 21st Century Hyper-Bach on Synthesizers

Published on Oct 18, 2017

1. Art of Moog - 21st Century Hyper-Bach on Synthesizers
A preview of the Art of Moog project, performing J S Bach live on synthesizers. The group's London debut takes place Saturday 14th April 2018, 9.15pm at King's Place, as part of the 2018 Bach Weekend
2. Art of Moog - 21st century Hyper-Bach - music only, no talking!
Music-only preview of the Art of Moog project, performing J S Bach live on synthesizers. The group's London debut takes place Saturday 14th April 2018, 9.15pm at King's Place, as part of the 2018 Bach Weekend. Catch a preview performance on 16th February 2018 at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, in the Birmingham International Recorder and Early Music Festival
3. Art of Moog in rehearsal - J S Bach Chorus from BWV8 with Akai EWI
Rehearsing for our Birmingham preview and London debut with guest artist Annabel Knight on Akai EWI. Other instruments: Moog, Prophet, Nord.
4. Bach Chorale prelude in F minor BWV 639 (as featured in Solaris) - synth performance by Art of Moog
Art of Moog in rehearsal at Birmingham Conservatoire, UK, playing J S Bach's Chorale prelude in F minor, BWV 639 - as featured in Tarkovsky's Solaris. More info at
5. Art of Moog, Bach on synthesizers - 2018 concerts
Art of Moog in rehearsal, and an introduction to their 2018 concerts, by group founder and director Robin Bigwood. Also featuring Steven Devine and Martin Perkins playing Moog, Nord and Prophet synthesizers, and Annabel Knight playing Akai EWI.
6. Art of Moog, Bach on synths, Birmingham Conservatoire preview concert highlights
A few excerpts from Art of Moog's preview performance at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 16th February 2018. Synths: Robin Bigwood, Steven Devine, Martin Perkins; EWI/Moog: Annabel Knight
7. Aria from J S Bach's Goldberg Variations, on the Moog modular synthesizer
Art of Moog in the studio with the mighty Moog System 55, making an old-school multitrack of the Goldberg Variations Aria. Recorder May 2018 at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK.

Is the Moog Grandmother the Best New Synth of 2018? - Two New Overview and Review Videos

Published on May 29, 2018 B and H

"AB takes a close look at Moog’s newest semi-modular synth, The Grandmother. He is joined by Nick from Moog, who gives demonstrations and in-depth explanations of the Grandmother’s many powerful features. Check it out!"

Moog Grandmother analog synth review

Published on May 31, 2018 Ask.Audio

"It seems like Moog Music has made it trendy to release a new synth at Moogfest every year. This year they introduced the Grandmother, a powerful semi-modular analog synth. Watch the video review here."

Moog Grandmother // Gram Jam No. 1

Published on May 25, 2018 Chimy Music

"First notes with my new Moog Grandmother! I just received this a few days ago and I'm absolutely loving it. Seriously incredible character. I can't wait to explore it further. Other than the drums, all sounds were created using the Moog Grandmother. Hope you enjoy!"

Malekko Heavy Industry - Manther *First Impressions & Factory Patches*

Published on May 31, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Just arrived, unboxed and it's amazing! Manther is a great little desktop synth box with a powerful sequencer, great analogue synth voice and a great unit for expanding modular systems with another voice and sequencer. The unit itself is ripe for some expansion too. So here's my first impressions with the Malekko Heavy Industry Manther. It's smaller than I thought it would be but the sound is everything and more (with the wave folding triangle and delay) than I thought it would be. Here's a quick play around, exploration and the factory patches and sequences after only playing around for about an hour."

Sequential Circuits Pro One Roland JD-Xi Elecktron Octatrack JAM - by Synthbug

Published on May 31, 2018 Synthbug


For free manuals visit"

Update: one more just went up:

Sequential Circuits Pro One Roland JD-Xi Elecktron Octatrack JAM 2 - by Synthbug

Published on May 31, 2018 Synthbug

"More jammin. Turn it up."

MFB Dominion Club - Monophonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer - 24 Voice Polyphonic 57 Sliders

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Pro One

via this auction

"It was sold at a auction from Wallace State Community college music dept in Cullman Alabama. It is a early serial #677 with the much more desirable j-wire keyboard."

YAMAHA CS15D monophonic synthesizer

via this auction

Audiowerkstatt Introduces the trigger2midi2trigger v2

via Audiowerkstatt

"The audiowerkstatt trigger2midi2trigger v2 converts analog trigger-clock-signals to MIDI-clock-signals and vice versa.

It can also be used as an analog trigger-tool.

If used as trigger-clock-to-MIDI-clock-converter or MIDI-clock-to-trigger-clock-converter, there is always a MIDI-clock-signal (incl. start/stop) sent at the "midi out"-jack. At the tip of the "clock"-phone-jack, an analog trigger-clock-signal (v-trigger: 0v/5v, s-trigger "open"/"closed") is sent. The tip of the "start/stop"-phone-jack is 5v while the masterclock is running and 0v while the masterclock is paused for v-trigger and "closed" while the masterclock is running and "open" while the masterclock is paused, if s-trigger is used.
A clock-source can be connected to the "midi in"-jack or to the ring of the "clock"- and "start/stop"-phone-jack.

Normal insert-cables can be used to connect the analog inputs/outputs. If only the analog outputs are used, normal phone-jack-cables (mono or stereo) can be used.

bastl kastle v1.5 - tiny synthesizer demo

Published on May 31, 2018 DTM4beginner

"チェコの天才アート集団、Bastl Instrumentsのモジュラーシンセサイザー 、KASTLE V1.5のデモです。
手のひらサイズで、バックに入れて何処へでも持ち運び可能。公園でスピーカーに繋げて、Pocket Operaterやmonotronとセッションすると楽しいです。

It's great playing with other gadget !!!"

Quirkin' the Lurkin' (Moog DFAM & Mother-32, Novation Circuit Mono Station & Bent Alesis SR-16)

Published on May 31, 2018 HardtekStudios

"The Moogs are patched in the same way there were in the last video with a little bit of fine tuning. The DFAM is Kicking it while the Mother-32 plays an evolving filter sequence. The Bass and lead lines are both coming from the superpower Novation Circuit Monostation, which is also proving the CV sequence to control the Mother-32's filter. Finally all the other percussion is taking care of by the brutally reliable Circuit Bent Alexis SR-16! This was all recorded and then edited & mixed in Logic with a bit of compression, Eq & verb. This track was so much fun to produce and I hope it gets you moving' and/or groovin'!"

And on SoundCloud:

Blipblox Overview Videos

Published on May 31, 2018 Blipblox Explorer Channel


1. Blipblox Introduction
Learn the details of the Blipblox synthesis engine, and how you can explore synthesizer sounds.
2. Blipblox additional features
Learn more about all the Blipblox buttons and the drum machine. Discover the Drum Tweak mode to take control of your kick and snare sounds.
3. Blipblox configuration modes
This video shows how to configure the Blipblox to have different LED displays, adjust the brightness of the LEDs and a volume limiting feature.
4. Blipblox MIDI functions
See how you can play the synthesizer and drums with an external MIDI device. See the MIDI sync functions in action.

Multi-track tape killer? EHX 95000 by Electro-Harmonix reviewed w/ Moog Subharmonicon

Published on May 31, 2018 loopop

"The Electro-Harmonix EHX-95000 is the latest in its series of multi-track loopers. The concept behind these loopers is simplicity, and for the most part, knob per function.

Electro-Harmonix were clearly going for scale here: the EHX95000 can live loop into 6 mono tracks, which can be used alternatively as 3 stereo tracks. It also has a seventh "mixdown" stereo track that can live record all 6 mono tracks, including their level and panning motion, and mix them down into one stereo track, freeing the 6 tracks for even more live looping.

Each of the tracks has its own dedicated level control, and the six mono tracks have panning control as well. Panning can be used to separate your tracks in the stereo field, but also, as I show in the video review, as a performance tool to send each track through a different external effects chain.

The combination of 6 mono tracks and one stereo mixdown track is called a Loop, and the EHX95000 can store 100 of those on a removable SD card. The supplied 16GB card can store up to 375 minutes.

There's an easily accessible UNDO button to clear up recording mistakes or as a performance tool.

Once a loop is recorded, it can be overdubbed, with an ability to control the level of the part you're dubbing over, so "old" parts of a loop can gradually fade away as you record new ones. There's also a "punch" in function if you prefer to replace part of a recorded loop rather than overdub.

Loop length can be determined in real time, or quantized to a pre-set tempo. A metronome is available with a count-in function, and since there are dedicated headphone outputs, your audience need not be troubled with the metronome clicks.

Additional performance features include one-click reverse, one click octave drop, and the ability to adjust the pitch and tempo of a loop after you record it. This can be done either via smooth control or quantized to semitones. Pitch and tempo shifting go together – you can't change one without the other – the higher you raise the tempo, so goes the pitch, and vice versa.

In terms of connectivity, the EHX-95000 has two L/R inputs with 1/4 inch/XLR jack type connector, with a phantom power switch. There are separate headphone and L/R outputs, as well as a monitor output and AUX input. A USB port means you don't need a card reader to read or write to the SD card. WAV files can be transferred to and from the SD card so you can save your loops, or import pre-recorded ones. There's also an expression pedal input to control loop levels.

The included MIDI in and out ports give you extensive control over the EHX-95000 via MIDI commands.

PROS: Very easy to use and learn, plenty of tracks with knob-per-function control; extensive MIDI controls

CONS: All 7 tracks in a loop need to be the same length; no onboard effects."

ladik S-220 dual switch chaining two 8-step CVs making 16-step sequence

Published on May 31, 2018 RuprechtM

"S-220 dual switch, both switches in toggle mode, toggling is driven by S-180 trig output. Two CV sources are switched to one CV output (controlling VCO)."

Getting strange sounds using 'К176ЛА7' IC and some hand magic

Published on May 31, 2018 seek sound

"The original sound was recorded in wav and then processed with dynamically changed software effects"

Test Bench Jam - Earthquaker Devices, 808, Dato Duo, Big Muff Pi

Published on May 31, 2018 Soundgas

"Another Wednesday afternoon test bench jam with Dec and Joel at the controls. All gear is for sale right now. Dato Duo synced with an 808 is always fun... Dato Duo through a Sovtek Big Muff Pi as well just sounds huge. Meanwhile Joel's guitar is corrupted by the EarthQuaker Data Corrupter and Night Wire playing very well with one of our Sovtek Small Stones."

METASONIX D1000 - Overview and Patching Techniques

Published on May 31, 2018 HAINBACH

"Support what I do by buying my music -

I have gotten a lot of questions about my drums after my live shows, so I made this video on the mighty Metasonix D1000."

30 05 18 Serge Modular System

Published on May 31, 2018 batchas

"I came back from "Les Arts en Ballade" in Clermont-Ferrand and made a quick patch on the Serge system.
Quick because it's based on the previous patch so I don't need to unpatch/patch everything new. Also it's fun to come back to a patch. Sometimes I dig a bit deeper, sometimes like here it goes to a new direction.
NTO and Noise Source on Paperface makes the beat sounds.

Sequencing is a mix of TKB and SWAMP.

Again with the Penrose quantizers I put in a small external standalone BugBrand box so I can use them on my different systems if needed."

Korg Prologue-8 Videos by DKS SYNTH LAB

Published on May 30, 2018 DKS SYNTH LAB

Yamaha MONTAGE & DTX-MULTI 12 demo video by Wole Oni

Published on May 30, 2018 Yamaha Corporation

Patch n Tweak

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