MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, June 4, 2018

Monday, June 04, 2018

Synth Hypnotica - June 4, 2018

Published on Jun 4, 2018 SynthMania

More synth hypnotica ambient
Gear used:
Bass drone synth: Kilpatrick Audio PHENOL
Mid drone synth: Korg Monologue
Lead synth: Arturia MicroBrute
FX: Strymon BigSky
Sub Mixer: Mackie 1402VLZ4

Experiments with music and electronics by Lanthan O'Ide

Published on Mar 11, 2018 Lanthan O'Ide


Ambient & Chilled Live Jams by Lanthan O'Ide & the GFI System Specular Tempus

If you are curious what that little box is on the top left, it's the GFI System Specular Tempus. This is the first post to feature one. You'll find details on it further below.


1. Dawn In Antarctica - Ambient Synth Jam (Blofeld, Specular Tempus, Keystep)
2. On A Cold Day - Ambient Keys Jam (PSR-S700, Specular Tempus)
3. Snowfall In The Forest - Ambient / Berlin School Jam (Blofeld, QY100, Specular Tempus, Keystep)
4. Shores Of Svalbard - Ambient/Drone Jam (Blofeld, Specular Tempus, Keystep)
5. The Night Above The Clouds - Ambient Synth Jam (Blofeld, Specular Tempus, Keystep)
6. Southern Islands - Chillout Jam Session (QY100, G1Xon & Keystep)
7. Distant Thunder - Live Piano & Sequencer Jam (PSR-S700, Beatstep Pro)
8. Particles - Ambient / Berlin School Synth Jam (Blofeld, Specular Tempus, Beatstep Pro, Keystep)
9. Beneath the Surface - Ambient Synth Jam (Blofeld, Specular Tempus, Launchpad Pro)
10. Underwater Aurora - Ambient / Drone Synth Jam (Blofeld, Specular Tempus, Keystep)
11. Sailing between Worlds - Chilled Jam with Guitar & Synth feat. Thomas Riegl

Details on the GFI System Specular Tempus via GFI System:

"Specular Tempus is a powerful reverb and delay effect processor in a compact pedal. Featuring 32 hand-crafted algorithms, 32 presets. stereo in/out, tap-tempo, and extensive inter-connectivity. Using the SpecLab software (free download) users get access to an extended set of parameters for deep-editing of the algorithms.

Koma Elektronik Field Kit (solenoid + drum machine)

Published on May 23, 2018 Javier Lara

With a Roland CompuRhythm CR-5000.

RE-303 and RE-301

Published on Jun 16, 2017 Илья weary

"Super clean minty RE-301 and RE-303 (TB-303 replica) by built in TT-303 case.
Some random notes."

BEMI Buchla Music Easel Tracks by Илья weary

Published on Apr 7, 2018 Илья weary

Buchla music easel and Roland RE-301 jam
BEMI Buchla Music Easel импро
Buchla Music Easel
Buchla Music Easel and Doepfer Dark Time
Multitracking buchla music easel
BEMI Music Easel and Strymon BigSky
BEMI Music Easel и море

Ambient exercise #1 with Buchla Music Easel | Naenia (OP-1 + Buchla Music Easel)

Published on Mar 23, 2018 Javier Lara


1. Ambient exercise #1 with Buchla Music Easel
Aquí unas primeras exploraciones sobre la interfaz del Buchla Music Easel.

En resumen: una interfaz increíble, que te permite dentro de un instrumento en apariencia sencillo y pequeño conseguir ruteos y configuraciones complejas que te dan un espectro sonoro inagotable. Estas posibilidades a la vez convierte al Easel en un reto, tanto para mantener un flujo musical como para ser constantemente creativo con las opciones de modulación que ofrece. El sonido es único, y como tal, es necesario familiarizarse con él y explorar todas sus posibilidades. Para este ejercicio usé el oscilador de modulación como un oscilador normal, que en este caso se encarga de todas las melodías tocadas en el teclado, mientas que el Complex Oscillator suena desde el secuenciador.

El ejercicio es más de exploración del instrumento que propiamente musical. Traté de hacer un patch que permitiera tener a la mano distintos colores de los 2 osciladores del instrumento, haciendo interactuar de distintas formas el Pulser con el secuenciador y el envolvente.

Todo lo que suena proviene del Easel, incluidos el reverb y las desafinaciones. :)
Here are some first explorations on the Buchla Music Easel interface.

In short: an incredible interface, which allows you, within an apparently simple and small instrument, to achieve routing and complex configurations that give you an inexhaustible sound spectrum. These possibilities at the same time make the Easel a challenge, both to maintain a musical flow and to be constantly creative with the modulation options it offers. The sound is unique, and as such, you need to become familiar with it and explore all its possibilities. For this exercise I used the modulation oscillator as a normal oscillator, which in this case takes care of all the melodies played on the keyboard, while the Complex Oscillator sounds from the sequencer.

The exercise is more exploration of the instrument than properly musical. I tried to make a patch that would allow different colors of the 2 oscillators of the instrument to be at hand, making the Pulser interact with the sequencer and the envelope in different ways.

Everything that sounds comes from the Easel, including reverb and detuning. :)
2. Naenia (OP-1 + Buchla Music Easel)
C phrygian ambient jam. Buchla Music Easel + Teenage Engineering OP-1.
OP-1 was sequenced by Kilpatrick Carbon sequencer.

Arturia Buchla Easel V Comparison with Buchla 208P

Published on Jun 4, 2018 Tritone Guitars

"Heath Aldrich and Dave Anderson compare and discuss the Arturia Buchla Easel V with Heath's physical Buchla 208P. Video production by Jesse Bader"

I'm familiar with Roman Filippov's 208r clone, but not the 208p. I did a quick search and found the following: (Update: turns out the 208p is essentially a clone of the clone. Some info added further below)

Buchla 208p Music Easel First Sketches

Published on Mar 19, 2018 Heath Aldrich

Update regarding the 208p: "Papz put his version out earlier this year, and it has all the fixes implemented from Roman's 208. I recommend this version of you want to build one."
You can find a few posts featuring Portabellabz in the archives here.


1. Buchla 208p Music Easel First Sketch
This is DIY Buchla 208 Music Easel that I built. It took me over 50 hours, and it still isn't perfect, but it is perfect for me. This synth has such a rich sound, and is so easy to change the voice of the patch, that it is hard to not be inspired by playing with it. I have always wanted one, and am so happy I had the chance to build one.

This is a idea that I have been working with since I started calibrating this beast. It is far from complete, but I like where it is going. All sounds were recorded direct from the 208p, no external processing, no external effects. Just a boy and his toy.

Blacet Research News: TEM EG3870 Now Shipping - First Pics

You might remember the pre-order post for Blacet's new TEM EG3870. We now have a couple of images of the completed module and news that it is currently shipping. You can find it in the Blacet shop here.

The Time Event Modulator is a full DADSR envelope with more CV processing features and more outputs, housed in a compact compact 3.5" depth Frac format module. You can find a PDF of the specification sheet covering the features linked on Blacet's front page (scroll down to the image on the left and click on Specifications). I exported a screenshot of the PDF further below.

Rossum In Store Demo, Q&A + Giveaway at Perfect Circuit Audio June 6

Wed, June 6, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Register here.

Zetaohm FLXS1 Eurorack Sequencer

Published on Jun 4, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"Everything in this video is sequenced with the Zetaohm FLXS1 eurorack sequencer. The FLXS1 is a 64 step 4 track sequencer with one gate and two CV outputs per track. The FLXS1 or Fluxus One has a few tricks as well, including LFO, envelope and other outputs on the 2nd CV output of each track.

Available here:"

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Published on Dec 29, 2016 islandModular

"Nur das 5U Modular und ein Delay (TimeFactor). Das Bild ist zwar der original Patch, aber der Sound wurde extra aufgenommen, ich wollte das Video nicht mit meiner Anwesenheit, die leider beim Ton nötig war, versauen ;-)"

This one in via John L Rice.

The following is the system in 2018.

Ghost Fax Demo I

Published on Jun 3, 2018 islandModular

Simmons SDS1 Drum Synthesizer SN 004922 & 007463

004922 via this auction

007463 via this auction

Moog Mother 32 Sound Demo

Published on Jun 4, 2018 Joey

"Some different sounds, patches, and sequences with the Moog Mother 32 going thorough a Strymon reverb."

AKAI AX-80 8 Voice Polyphonic Synth

via this auction


via this auction

"Incredible string synth this, from Italian supremos Sisme. For many of us synth lovers it's the strings holy grail (along with the Godwin 849 String Symphony which is basically the same string engine plus some extra bells and whistles). UK/European voltage with UK plug fitted, fully working and sounding amazing, all slider caps present, keys haven't yellowed too much, logos bright and clear, wooden ends in great shape, whole thing very clean indeed. Bar some minor age related wear and tear which we can expect and forgive on a late 1970's/early 1980's synth, and some residue from an old sticker near the name logo, this is a beautiful example. Complete with full Tolex case (built-in case base and removable lid), also in well used but nice honest solid condition."

Future Retro Transient Plus Sound Set 2

Published on Jun 4, 2018 FutureRetroSynths

"Preview of some of the samples and instruments included in the Future Retro Transient Plus Sound Collection 2.
All sounds generated by a single Transient Plus sound module, being controlled by the Voltage Block and Varigate sequencers, with additional delay provided by the Echophone module."

Ferox: CMOS Filter Overview

Published on Jun 4, 2018 Leonardo Laguna Ruiz

"This video present Ferox the new Vult CMOS filter. Ferox is a very special filter that provides lots of distortion and fun."

DSI / 8Dio Sequential Prophet X Official Add-On Series: "Live Improvisation °2" by Troels Folmann

Published on Jun 4, 2018 8dioproductions

"One of my favourite 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)."

Black Sledge Has A Very Slow LFO

Published on Jun 3, 2018 Angels With Cellphones

"I just picked up a Black Sledge and was impressed at how long its LFO cycle can be, around 60 seconds per slope.
Here we just have an arpeggiated note with the filter cutoff set to the slowest possible LFO settings. It goes through a little over one complete cycle before ending,"

How to bring you the crazy cat in your CASIO CZ Synthesizer - vocal sound tutorial

Published on Jun 4, 2018 RetroSound

"(c) 2018 vintage synthesizer sound tutorial by RetroSound

Vocal sound tutorial with the CASIO CZ series.

The tutorial works with all CASIO CZ models. The synthesis is identical.

acidlab bombass synth

via this auction

"Acidlab Bombass dual vco monosynth able to replicate the sound of a tb 303 pluss a whole lot more!
Has 2 VCOs and a ringmod, excellent for strange sfx as well as floor shaking bass. The VCOs will also sync and x mod to the filter making this a very versatile instrument for many types of music as well as just acid.
The 303 emulation is spot on, with squelchy resonance and thuddy accents but you will need a sequencer capable of doing slides and accents to mimic the 303.
Works perfectly with a roland tb3 / 03 or similar or just plug into your acidlab bassline if you own one. Its also possible to emulate the 303 with an arturia beatstep pro
Very quirky and interesting little synth !"

Vintage Analog KORG SIGMA KP-3

via this auction

Vintage ARP Odyssey 2813 Analog Keyboard Synthesizer Mark II SN 0137

via this auction

Octave Cat SRM analogue synth

via this auction

"The Cat SRM (series revision model) was introduced in 1977 to replace the original Cat and is generally considered the best version as it featured the legendary SSM 2040 filter, one of the best sounding filters only used in a handful of other synths, to my knowledge those being the RSF Kobol, Polykobol and the early revision Prophet 5's. Later Cat's used the SSM 2044 filter, another good filter but not quite the same..."

Waldorf Pulse - Classic Anolog Mono Synth - 3 Osc, Stereo Outputs SN 2100002205349

via this auction

Yocto Analog Drum Machine Demo (Diy Roland TR-808 Clone)

Published on Jun 4, 2018 Sound Provider

"Here is the quick demo of the DIY TR 808 Clone from e-licktronic by Leonard de Leonard , The Yocto.
This is not an easy diy project, a friend help me to fix some stuff at the end.
I test it in front of Acidlab Miami /Roland Tr8 &Tr8s TipTop Audio Eurorack Modules and a Real Tr808, and this is my favorite with the real Tr808.
For this demo I use separate output for the Kick snare and HiHat and I use SSL eq and compressor to mix the sound.
I use it a lot for the Analog Drum Sample Soundbank of Sound Provider .
Enjoy and like always feel free to subscribe to the channel for more :)"

Circuit Bend Yamaha PS-3 - Demonstration and Explanation

Published on Jun 4, 2018 DrummingEvil

"Overview of my modified Yamaha PS-3 synthesizer. Link to the page (WIP!):"

Music Thing Modular Turing Machine Mkii + Volts | DIY Kit Build

Published on May 31, 2018 Out Faux

Available on Thonk.

"Tackling the most popular Eurorack DIY project!

🔥 🔥 🔥

It is a random looping sequencer that spits out basslines and melodies. It generates strings of random voltages that can be locked into looping sequences. These sequences can be allowed to slip, changing gradually over time. This module was inspired by the long history of shift register pseudorandom synth circuits, including the Triadex Muse, Buchla 266 Source of Uncertainly and Grant Richter’s Noisering.

Music by Andrew Applepie"

Novation NovaX AudioUnit & VST Librarian Editor Plug-in

via Mystery Islands Music

"Novation NovaX is AudioUnit and VST Editor & Librarian plug-in for Novation Nova series. Faster control and automation access than ever, NovaX takes your Novation Nova into a whole new level in the game! Control the same way you use your VSTi and AudioUnit plug-ins. Connect your Hardware seamlessly into your DAW. NovaX will recall your patch settings when you open your project and the data will be sent to your Novation Nova-series automatically once you open your project. The only thing you need to worry, is that you power-up your synth.

We are also looking forward to add the ability to load in Novation UltraNova and Novation MiniNova patches! (WHAT? Yes, but with the Nova standards of course!) You can run our plug-in in Mac AudioUnit & VST format and PC VST format (both 32 & 64bit).

This item will be released on 27/07/2018.
Novation NovaX is an AudioUnit and VST Editor / Librarian plug-in to control Novation Nova Desktop and Nova II Keyboard hardware synthesizer right from your DAW.
Novation Supernova models has its own editor called 'SNX' which is coming soon."

See the screens for features.

Using the Nintendo Labo Piano to Make Music

Published on Apr 27, 2018 Levi Niha

"I turn my Nintendo Switch into a music production studio using the Nintendo Labo Piano and I actually manage to make a beat using it."

Cardboard punch cards & switchable control knobs. Check out how he loads waveforms.

Nintendo Switch on eBay | Nintendo Switch on Amazon | Nintendo Labo Kits on Amazon

State Variable Filter DIY by Rhythms of buttocks

Published on Apr 18, 2018 Rhythms of buttocks

Example with 561LN2. Full circuit diagram you may find here:

"This is just one more 4069 SVF, but with additional BP feedback, which makes it more 'waspy'."

BassMaster 85 - digitally analog synth

Published on Mar 17, 2018 Rhythms of buttocks

Digispark (ATTiny 85) as USB MIDI interface & oscillator
TDA 7052A as VCA
561ЛН2 (CD4069UB) as state variable filter

via Digispark

"The Digispark is an Attiny85 based microcontroller development board similar to the Arduino line, only cheaper, smaller, and a bit less powerful. With a whole host of shields to extend its functionality and the ability to use the familiar Arduino IDE the Digispark is a great way to jump into electronics, or perfect for when an Arduino is too big or too much.

The Digispark is shipped fully assembled except for the two included and easy to solder headers.

Here are the specs:

Support for the Arduino IDE 1.0+ (OSX/Win/Linux)
Power via USB or External Source - 5v or 7-35v (12v or less recommended, automatic selection)
On-board 500ma 5V Regulator
Built-in USB
6 I/O Pins (2 are used for USB only if your program actively communicates over USB, otherwise you can use all 6 even if you are programming via USB)
8k Flash Memory (about 6k after bootloader)
I2C and SPI (vis USI)
PWM on 3 pins (more possible with Software PWM)
ADC on 4 pins
Power LED and Test/Status LED"

Soviet synthesizer Ritm-2 sunset dance

Published on Jun 3, 2018 Rhythms of buttocks

"Soviet legendary synthesizer Ritm-2, sounds very strange. It's possible, that my new toy needs repair. OK! It will be repaired!"

Rush Vital Signs Synthesizer Tutorial - Roland JP-08 - Keyboard - Step Sequencer - How To Play

Published on Jun 3, 2018 Polaroids of the Pyramids

"This is a brief tutorial on programming the main synthesizer part of Rush's "Vital Signs" into the step sequencer of a Roland JP-08. I hope this is useful for someone learning this song. Here are the notes: CC GG EbEb GG AbAb EbEb BbBb AbAb The tempo is 140 bpm. I've also included some information on creating a synth patch for the sound.

WMD PDO MKii - Cascading Phase Modulation

Published on Jun 4, 2018 WMDevices

"The WMD Phase Displacement Oscillator MKii is an oscillator for Eurorack modular synthesizers capable of creating complex wave shapes with a high density of high frequency harmonics.

In this video, we demonstrate the sounds that one can make with the PDO. All with one drone, we show the range of sounds. From simple sine to harsh noise, this oscillator can do it all."

Modified Jen SX-1000 Preview

Published on Jun 4, 2018 Bogus Noise

"Exploring the beast on the workbench. Still a few more ideas I want to try adding, but it's coming along nicely!"

Bogus Noise on eBay

Can a cheap drum machine be BETTER? Arturia Sparkle reviewed

Published on Jun 4, 2018 loopop

"The Arturia Spark LE - or Sparkle has been around for quite some time, but I only came across it when I needed drum sounds for a clip I made a few weeks ago. I was scouring the web for good drum plugin with plenty of sounds, downloaded a demo of this and was impressed with how good it sounded. And when I saw you could get the hardware controller for Spark used on Reverb for around $100 and new for around $200, I decided to check it out.

If don't mind a hardware-software hybrid instrument, it's hard to beat the price/performance value of Arturia's Sparkle. Sparkle is rich in content, sounds, features and performance, and the interface that lets you access it all is very easy to learn and use. Sparkle doesn't use up much CPU resources, so if you have an old laptop or computer around the house, you can put together a drum machine with features and control that will make standalone drum machines jealous, at any price range."

Ants In Your Pants.... With the Tamron Fotovix - Using Ants for CV Audio

Published on Jun 4, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

Jumpt to 3:35 for the audio.

"All the ants were popped back where i found them! they were only in the box for 10 minutes or so!"

Synth Hypnotica, June 3, 2018

Published on Jun 3, 2018 SynthMania

"Slow synth ambient style with Kilpatrick Audio PHENOL, Arturia MicroBrute, and Strymon BigSky"

Balancing Act | Hyve Touch Synth, Ciat-Lonbarde Plumbutter

Published on Jun 3, 2018 HAINBACH

"Support what I do by buying my music:

After being surprised by a massive and beautiful summer rainfall in our holiday retreat, I recorded this piece using only the Hyve Touch Synth into a Ciat-Lonbarde Plumbutter. No edits, Valhalla Plate reverb on the master."

Sleep Paralysis (MU modular synth + Juno 60 jam)

Published on Jun 3, 2018 Autotross

"A late night groove to keep you up. Featuring my dotcom / moog format modular synthesizer and Juno 60."

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