MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

DFAM as Rhythm/Bass Unit (plus Matrixbrute)

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Nice wee patch on the DFAM. Hearing it back, I realised it sounded better beginning on beat 5, so be aware when watching the vid that beat 5 is actually beat 1. Yes yes, I could have reprogrammed the beats, but it was sitting nice where it was at :)

Bass tuned to E.

I decided to add a little bit of synth to the mix. And fancied playing, given the DFAM is doing all the work! I added a few short patterns (3 sections in total, with the tonality primarily major, minor, lydian).

i.e. all based around E, given the bass tone (not always exclusively 'E major', though).

I'll put the Moog-only part up on soundcloud for reference. Also good fun for jamming along with :) Good for practising chops. The upper B coming through at c.2:54 sounds great.

RE post: a little reverb added to the MB, nothing else. Moog = as-is i.e. 'straight out the box'.

Yip - I went to pull the patch cable out at about halfway through and it wouldn't budge! It was a case of waiting for the next sequence start. Good cables though. They can take the abuse (I got them on ebay from 'Scapesound').

I've intentionally colour-coded the patch i.e. for all in-situ cables I used red, with the active cable being yellow. Less chance this way of me being a stupid bugger and pulling out the wrong cable!

Given this is a live, unedited performance, you'll hear occasional 'pops' when the cables make contact. I don't mind it - this recording is just a demo anyway. Plus the pops add to the authenticity i.e. you can tell there's a guy yanking cables!!


The Prophet - 153 Combinator Patches for Propellerhead Reason. Prophet 5 Thor

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Rush Sound Design

"This is a collection of 153 combinator patches for Propellerhead Reason, taking inspiration from the classic Prophet 5 analogue synth (this is a selection of some of the sounds - no external effects used).

Some vintage analogue sounds can be found here – punchy basses and plucks, lush pads, classic keys, soaring leads, effects, percussive and the classic Sync and FM sounds of the Prophet 5 poly-mod section. The poly-mod section allows for amazing sweeping effects, wild noises, and various frequency modulation type sounds that famously attribute to the Prophet’s signature sound.

The Thor syntheisizer is the sound generator here, generally consisting of a pair of analogue oscillator modules, low-pass filter and lfo to keep it simple and true to the original. The modulation matrix was used to emulate the poly-mod section on the Prophet 5. There is also a unison mode for those BIG sounds.

Each sound is performance oriented, so the modulation wheel and aftertouch are routed to a parameter to change in real time – experiment to find out which! The four rotary knobs on the Combinator front panel (see below) are routed to different parameters specific to each patch. There is also a switch for delay on/off.

This collection costs £11.99 (pounds). Please send payment to via paypal. Once i receive payment i will email the download link to you. If you have any queries, please contact me at"

Just for fun playing track made in an hour in IZOTOPE studio =)

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Izotope Studio

Arturia Drumbrute
Roland TR8
Jomox Airbase99
Futureretro 777
Novation SuperBassStation
Roland Juno106
Roland JP8080

Arturia Origin Synthesizer Keyboard

via this auction

Kit Review # 22 - Triple Attenuverting Mixer by HAMARA LABS

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Synth Diy Guy

Note this is the first post to feature HAMARA LABS.

"A really clever utility module, also a great first SMD project!

Thanks Synthcube for supplying the kit :)
Get yours here:

Schematics and other info:"

via SynthCube:

"hamara labs triple attenuverting mixer, 1U eurotile

hamara labs' TAM is three channels of bipolar attenuverting inputs with individual outs

the module also includes summed output for mixing/ summing/ subtraction/ bias functions

a great module for SMT DIY!

the tam is available as a 3U eurorack module as well as a 1U euro tile

full kits include everything you need, parts individually bagged and labelled"

Mark Pigot - (On the Run from my) Dreadbox Abyss (In the style of )

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Mark Pigott

"Just a simple sequence test of the Dreadbox Abyss with my 'sequencer'. May also contain Waldorf 2 Pole, Strymon Deco, HOF Reverb , Monotribe and Kick"

Is it Time to Ban Behringer on the Site?

Last night I received an email from Nan Tang, the founder & CEO of Chinese computer music portal Midifan and co-founder of plugin vendor 2nd Sense Audio. He wrote in to let me know that Behringer apparently sent him a letter threatening legal action for defamation in some posts critical of them. Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music has a write-up on the situation here, and Synthtopia just published a humorous report here.

So, most of us know that there are essentially two camps when it comes to Behringer:

1. Those that love that they are reproducing vintage analog synths and offering them at super affordable prices.

2. Those that perceive them as ripping off others.

Midifan falls into the second category, and Behringer has a problem with how they are communicating that. I have no problem with either of them. What I do have a problem with is when a company threatens legal action to shut someone up.

So... what do we do...

Considerations on my end as a publisher:

1. As a site dedicated to capturing what is happening in the synth community on a daily basis, should I continue to post new Behringer product announcements at a minimum?

2. I don't want to ban content my readers create. If readers submit content featuring Behringer products, I will post them. Not for Behringer, but for my readers.

3. I usually do my best to remain neutral.

That said, I can definitely scale back on Behringer content that doesn't meet 1 and 2 above. I don't want to get sued, and if Behringer threatens publishers that voice their opinions, then why bother supporting them?

If you have an opinion feel free to leave a comment below.

Update: I asked Nan of Midifan what he planned to do regarding Behringer coverage on his site. He replied with the following:

"I will continue reporting all the news and new products from Behringer as usual, give them applause for the good products, give them a shit for the bad products. As an online media, we have to report everything for our reader, whatever someone sued us or not."

Update2: MUSIC GROUP COMMERCIAL BM LTD (Behringer's parent company) sued TONY KARAVIDAS, ET AL, including Dave Smith Instruments, for defamation, and lost. Tony is an engineer for DSI. He is also the man behind Encore Electronics, and he has an extensive history in the synthesizer industry, including work on the original Oberheim OB-Xa. The case is covered in detail by Create Digital Music here.

What surprised me was the following:

"The twist here is that in addition to Dave Smith Instruments, the manufacturer, and employee Anthony Karavidas (an engineer at DSI), the lawsuit added as defendants an additional twenty individuals posting in the same forum thread. Since the identity of those individuals is unknown, they’re named as 'DOES 1-20.' In the words of the lawsuit, 'the true names and capacities, whether individual, corporate, associate or otherwise … are unknown to Plaintiff.'"

Did Behringer go after individuals as well, or were they trying to discover if the 20 individual accounts were actually the same person or persons?

Update3: worth a read:
And discussion on reddit:

You can read the original filing of the lawsuit here, the judgement here.

New PULSAR-23 Organismic Drum Machine and Rhythm Synthesizer From the Makers of Lyra8

PULSAR-23 by SOMA. Laboratory prototype demo.

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Vlad Kreimer

"PULSAR-23 is the upcoming organismic drum machine and rhythm synthesizer that is now in development at SOMA laboratory.

The video shows the laboratory prototype, which does not have the final look, the enclosure or the final panel design. Some minor features may change and some control options will be added. I've done the development of the main sound design and circuitry on it and now, when that part has been finished, I would like to introduce the project to the world.

For more information, how to buy, the price, when and where it will be available, please visit the SOMA site:

You can write to me personally:

Vlad Kreimer.
SOMA laboratory
June 2018"

Additional details via SOMA

PULSAR-23 is an organismic drum machine that is currently in development at Soma. It has a semi-modular structure and consists of 23 independent modules:

– 4 drum channels: Bass drum, Bass\Percussion, Snare drum, Cymbals\Hi-Hat
– 4 envelope generators with the unique ability to generate a sustain for the drum channels, turning them into noise\drone synthesizers.
– 4 independent loop recorders with the option for individual clocking.
– Clock generator with an array of dividers as a very powerful tool for rhythm synthesis.
– Wide range LFO (0.1 – 5000Hz) with variable waveform.
– Shaos – a unique pseudo-random generator based on shift registers with 4 independent outputs, sample and hold and other cool features.
– FX processor with CV control incl. CV control of the entire DSP’s sample rate.
– Distortion.
– 2 CV-controlled gates.
– 2 CV-controlled VCAs.
– 2 controllable invertors.

Also, it has MIDI control and synchronisation and a lot of smaller modules such as 3 assignable attenuators and 2 dynamic CV sensors for CV generation etc.

The expected net price is 1,200-1,500 Euros. The exact price will be known when the industrial mass production version is ready.
The expected date of release is autumn\winter 2018\19.
The drum machine will be manufactured in Russia and Poland.

If you like the sound and the project you can get on the pre-order waiting list and be among the first ones who will receive PULSAR-23. Just send your request to with subject “PULSAR-23 pre-order”. In your mail, please mention the country where you want the synth to be delivered to and your phone number (it could be useful if our mails go to spam). No deposit is required."

ArpBud - Open Source MIDI Sequencer & More for iOS

808 theme interface.

Available on iTunes here.

"ArpBud has two main sequencers: the interval sequencer and the pitch sequencer, with unlimited number of steps for both. You can design your arpeggios by interval values in interval sequencer. And you can drive your arpeggios with a pitch sequencer by applying the pitch to each interval value of the interval sequence. Every step of pitch sequencer has its own interval sequencer. So, you are free to work on a single arpeggio as well as multiple arpeggios.

You can set the pitch bend, modulation and portamento MIDI control change values for interval sequencer steps. Also, you can set the rate, volume and loop count for each pitch sequencer step. You can copy/paste steps in between. And you can load other sequencers you have in your other projects.

You can set the layout of your projects and set the behavior of the knobs, or touch control gestures from the settings menu. It works for every screen sizes of iPhones and iPads. If you have an iPad user, you can take advantage of the split view feature and place both ArpBud and your audio MIDI app in one screen for working on them at the same time.

You can drive your favorite audio MIDI apps on your iOS or Mac/PC, like Garageband, Ableton Live, FMPlayer, Model 15 etc. ArpBud also supports Audiobus MIDI, IAA and Ableton Link for fitting into your current workflow. When you are not sequencing, if you have enabled any MIDI input (Audiobus MIDI app, connected hardware or other MIDI sending apps) for ArpBud, it will sequence the currently active interval sequencer for the playing MIDI input data.

Also, ArpBud also offers its core-components open sourced on GitHub. Feel free to fork them, send a pull request to make it better, open an issue to share your ideas or give them a star if you like them.

ArpBud's MIDI layer powered by free and open-source AudioKit."

Audiokit Synth One Drum Presets Test

Published on Jun 13, 2018 iPadLoops

"What's a synth without drum sounds? I'm a sucker for synth drums. All sounds in this demonstration are from my preset bank in Audiokit Synth One. I used Cubasis to generate a single midi note which triggers the preset with built in sequencer then I froze the track and move it to an audio track to layer all the sounds you hear. After that I just played Synth One over the top of it. Still a bit crude I must admit I'll tweak them a bit more to perfection but in the meantime here is a test."

You can find additional posts on Audiokit Synth One here. Note it is not yet available as of this post.

Yamaha EMT-1 Synthesizer Soundexpander Midi @ Matrix Piano PC-Keyboard

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Digithalis

[Retro preset desktop synth. Curious if you could edit these via MIDI]

0:06 Brass
0:20 Strings
0:40 Violin
0:58 Trumpet
1:16 Horn
1:39 P.Organ
1:51 Sax
2:11 J.Organ
2:32 Piano
2:49 Clarinet
3:13 Oboe
3:32 E. Piano
4:03 Flute
4:22 H.Chord
4:45 Celesia
5:00 Accordion
5:22 Vibes
5:38 Guitar1
5:49 Guitar2
6:04 Guitar3
6:22 Clavi
6:40 Bell
6:57 Sitar
7:17 Bass Upright
7:30 Bass Wah
7:51 Bass Alien
8:16 Bass Elec.
8:30 Bass Slap
8:45 Bass Ice
9:05 Bass Slap
9:18 Bass Synth
9:40 Bass Drums

Sonic Exploration 12f (1981) - Don Muro

Published on Jun 13, 2018 jd wall

"Floating upstream live in a retro style with an Oberheim OB-X, ARP 2600, ARP Odyssey (with aftertouch mod) and a few effects devices (Roland SVC-350 vocoder, Roland SRE-555 Chorus Echo, Oberheim DS-2 sequencer, MXR Phase 100 pedal)."

Analog Filter by TSL Studio Equipment VCF ( With Internal LFO )

Published on Mar 2, 2017 TSL Studio Equipment

via this auction

"Analog LFO Filter
TSL Studio Equipment

Working with LFO & Manual Control Filtering
100% HandMade & Hand Wired
Made in USA Los Angeles

It's Mono Channel full Analog Audo Filter
- Guitar
- Bass
- Synthesizer
- VST Plugins (As Send - Return)

Working with 9Vdc or 12Vdc Power Supply.
No Chinese Parts inside!!!!! No SMD!!!!

- Volume Input Control
- LFO Speed
- Resonance Control
- Frequency Control

- Auto LFO Control Filtering or Manual Control Filtering
- Deep Filtering Sine wave or Smooth Filtering Sine Wave"

Nostra - Limited Edition Audio Filter Effect by TSL Studio Equipment

Published on Sep 23, 2017 TSL Studio Equipment

Note this is the first TSL Studio Equipment post on the site.

via this auction

"NOSTRA FILTER by TSL Studio Equipment Limited Edition 2018

Full Analog Audio Filter LP & HP with boost freq knob for any filter.

- Bass Freq
- Bass Boost (Resonance)
- Treble Freq
- Treble Boost (Resonance)

Extra Filter real Time push button.

100% HandMade & HandWired
Made in USA
Los Angeles"

MFOS ECHO ROCKIT by Elettrorama

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Elettrorama

via Elettrorama

"The Echo Rockit makes some of the most unusual I've heard yet and it runs with 9V power supply. Any seasoned electronics musician can play one. The great sound design will give you hours and hours of creative sound making fun. You'll make sounds you'd swear would require a modular and all in the palm of your hand.

Original design by Ray Wilson
Elettrorama version & mods
Approved and licensed by Music From Outer Space


Type: Analog
Synthesis: Oscillator(s)

Oscillators: 1
Waveforms: Square
Osc Modulation: LFO

Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: LFO, Oscillator

LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Square, Triangle

Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Tuning: Atonal
Modes: Mono

Delay & echo

Case: Desktop, Module
Controls: Knobs, Switches
Display Type: LED

Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Inputs: 1/4" Mono Input
CV Ports: CV IN

Power: 9V power supply


Kawai ( Teisco ) S-100P Vintage Analogue Synth

via this auction

"Vintage Kawai (Teisco) S-100P analogue monosynth in excellent condition and perfect working order. Comes with it's original chrome music stand. Sounds superb. Very expressive synth, brilliant aftertouch which can be routed to various parameters. It's basic sounds are preset but there's plently scope for manipulation. These are very similar to the ARP pro soloist and were basically built under license from ARP by Kawai/Teisco. These do sound fabulous. Built in flanger and lush spring reverb too."

MOOG Rouge Analog Synthesizer SN 5927

via this auction

All Knobs / Sliders Present
Both OSC 1 and OSC 2 work perfect
Filter / Contour Generator, LFO Modulation and Pitch Bend working
Octave Switching, relative pitching for OSC 2 works in any sync mode
CV In/Out and Trigger In/Out present, but never tested
Modulation works fine.
Master Volume works fine.
Custom Power Supply Included.

Moog Minimoog Voyager XL w/ Gold Anniversary Knob

via this auction

(Moog x2; Matrixbrute x2) - "Everyone is Dead"

Published on Jun 10, 2018 Kris Lennox

"(Try loud with headphones, otherwise the bass won't come through) Presently I'm finishing off an electronic EP titled 'Music for Murders & Massacres'.

Interesting EP. It would be a brave record label to approach a work on this theme. Let's see if any do. I'm sure someone out there will like the concept :))

Eno had 'Music for Airports'. I think the above theme (i.e. Music for Murders) is certainly fitting for our time/generation(s).

Also: when growing up, playing 'nice' works became very sickening. "Not another f'ng nocturne" could sum up certain times during my formative years.

So - yes, very dark. Chaos :))

RE the track: This is a demo to illustrate the synth parts. There are a few extra layers in the final cut (and a few other slight variations).

On the synth front: the matrixbrute sounds utterly demonic here ;) Great stuff. I'd love to play this piece live with the other parts (pre-recorded) played over the sound system. To hear the MB through a PA system playing notes this low is stunning (even Cannibal Corpse would shudder!). The sound is quite literally stomach-churning.

RE the Moog parts: they aren't random, but rather, are specifically tuned (microtonally).

Link to a higher res audio version here (still a demo, but the quality is better):"

Moog DFAM: Using as an Arpeggiator

Published on Jun 8, 2018 Kris Lennox

Don't miss part 2 below, for a more ambient take.

"Making a percussion synth a not-percussion synth.

Just for the hell of it. :)) It wasn't designed for this, but it can be interesting to push a synth to do what it's not meant/designed to do.

As can be seen, no patching. External reverb, nothing else.

Some pretty cool things can be done with this wee machine (I mean before any patching; utilising patching, it can get insane).

Contrary to popular belief, the DFAM doesn't have to be constant 4/4.
I'll maybe illustrate another time.


Moog DFAM as Arpeggiator (part 2)

Published on Jun 12, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Another look at the DFAM as an arpeggiator/sequencer.

The previous vid demonstrated the unit in its brutality as a percussion machine; this shows something quite different.

The track is one of my own, titled 'Through Pastel-Coloured Clouds'. I'm sure the imagery is obvious, given the 'noise as wind' effect.

The work is actually 4-part (DFAM, Matrixbrute x2, plus a viola. Yes, there's an actual acoustic instrument in there!!), but the DFAM arpeggiation sequence runs throughout.

Other instruments don't enter until c.1:55 - everything until then is DFAM-only (MB enters with bassline and upper 'shimmer sequencing' @ c.1:55. I filmed all parts so over the next few days I'll upload a performance vid of this work).

To the DFAM part: pre-tuned, of course. The output signal was split, with one part transposed up an octave. Reverb & chorus added to upper part (signal 1 was sent into a Lexicon PCM96 rackmount).

Signal 2 sent to reverb only (Eventide).

Lots of effects added to the viola solo (flange, chorus etc). Again, I'll upload the viola part on the vid showing all parts of this work.

The upper shimmer sequencing sounds more akin to FM synthesis than standard subtractive. Very happy with the sound. Great to see that the MB can be taken to these levels. Nothing added here aside from 'verb (and the MB onboard delay).

Bass sound is also fantastic. :)

The Moog part on its own sounds great. :)

The DFAM really is a versatile wee unit. Very happy with how this recording turned out. The sequence line wasn't originally intended for DFAM - but works beautifully on it.

PS I had to order some new short patch cables as my others have went walkabout. The ones I'm using I got from an ebay site called 'Scapesound'. Great cables. Recommended.


DSI / 8Dio Sequential Prophet X Official Add-On Series: "Live Improvisation °3" by Troels Folmann

Published on Jun 13, 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)."

OTO Boum Analog Compressor, Distortion and Filter

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The OTO machines Boum is an analog compressor, gate, distortion and filter all in one box with a wet/dry mix. There are four different types of distortions available and controls for the attack and release on the compressor. The Boum can do compression with subtle coloring all the way to completely distorted and smashed.

Available here:"

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Arturia announces DrumBrute & MicroBrute Creation Limited Edition

Published on Jun 13, 2018

via Arturia:

"Enshrined in black and metallic, emblazoned with historic art, and galvanized with creative fire, meet the limited edition Creation series.

Our iconic DrumBrute and MicroBrute analog instruments are now available for a limited time in an exciting, audacious new design. DrumBrute Creation and MicroBrute Creation feature the same award-winning sound, controls, and architecture of their predecessors, but feature a whole new look. Come face to face with a reimagining of Michelangelo’s masterwork 'The Creation of Adam', inviting you to explore the near-limitless possibilities these hands-on analog instruments have to offer.

With the Creation series, we have crafted the perfect canvas for your creativity.

Analog Firebrand

Sometimes it feels like we wait our whole lives to capture that fleeting, ephemeral moment of creative imagination. When we do, it’s worth the wait.

Our Creation series was designed to bring you as close as possible to that magic moment. Michelangelo’s fresco is considered one of humanity’s greatest artistic achievements and now you have that inspiration at your fingertips. Feel the energy of the ages every time you make a beat, channel the same spark of creativity that forged that historic masterwork whenever you explore new synth lines, melodies, and textures."

Efdemin - Against The Clock

Published on Jun 13, 2018 FACTmagazine

"Berlin minimal veteran Efdemin goes Against The Clock.

Efdemin has been a staple is the Berlin minimal scene since the turn of the millennium. Releasing music on labels like Dial and Curle Recordings, the Panorama Bar DJ hasn't showed any signs of stopping since.

FACT visited Efdemin in his Berlin studio to see what he could do in 10 minutes. During the session, he loaded up a barrage of sounds using a vintage sampler and engaged his variety of different drum machines and bits of modular gear.

Trust us, you don't want to miss out on this one. Press play and enjoy."

Stormy Panels! DONALD TRUMP STORMY DANIELS Eurorack Blank Panels

via this auction

"Stormy Panels! 14hp Eurorack blank panel featuring Dirty Donald and the First Lady to fill out your case."

x0xb0x Atomic Mods 1 & 2nd VCO / TB-303 Clone Synthesizer

Published on May 17, 2018 x Jason

x0xb0x xoxbox 2nd VCO
x0xb0x xoxbox Overdrive & muffler distort tb-303 clone
x0xb0x xoxbox F Mod VCA tb-303 clone
x0xb0x xoxbox F Mod VCO tb-303 clone
x0xb0x xoxbox resonance boost

via this auction

"New x0xb0x Atomic Mod 1+ version + 2nd VCO in Aluminum Case(Silver or Black) . The only difference to Atomic Mod 1 is replacing the VCA Decay Mod to 2nd VCO Mod (The 2nd VCO require an extra circuit board). The atomic mods 1+ included 11 extra mods on the original x0xb0x : 2nd VCO, Bass boost mod,Env Mod Low, Env Mod x3,Increased Filter Low End,Resonance Boost,Res tuning trim pot,Filter Modulation (VCO),Filter Modulation (VCA),Filter Overdrive, Muffler distortion. These mods are mechanic mods with on/off switch, so they will not affect the x0xb0x original sound. It is exactly the same x0xb0x sound when you turn off all the mod switches. The mods gives you varies of sounds and characteristic. You will be surprise by some new tune and amazing sound using a different combination setting with mods.

P.S Wooden ears is extra $30 and only available to the black case.

This is the best selling x0xb0x model in ebay. All transistors are original (No replacement parts guaranteed ). All parts are purchased fromMouser/Digikey USA. MCU uploaded with Sokkos V1.9.1 firmware. Build with original rare parts and 1% tolerance carbon film resistors, electrolytic & film capacitors and original transistors. Tested and calibrated. Comes with 110V or 220V power supply and ONE YEAR WARRANTY."

TAMA Techstar TS-306 Analog Drum Synth w/ Rare Kick Pad

via this auction

"TAMA Techstar Ts-306 Analog drum synth set with 3 toms pads and rare Kick pad."

Looks like a speaker!


via this auction


via this auction

Oberheim OB-8 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Thomas Henry Mega Percussive Synthesizer Eurorack Module

via this auction

"This is a fairly rare Drum percussion module. Can also be used for huge drone sounds as it has a gate open switch. Each section can be sent out for further send return processing which makes it very powerful. Makes huge Bass Drum and snare sounds. Awesome ring modulated percussion as well."

Dubsonic DSC Spacedrum PS-3 Analog Drum Synthesizer

Published on Sep 18, 2012 Dubsonicsound

Clone of the SYNARE 3 drumsynth. This is the first post to feature Dubsonic.

via this auction

"A clone of the infamous drum synth 'Synare 3' which was used on countless disco records, and by the likes of Sly & Robbie, along with Stephen Morris from Joy Division. Excellent working condition- however, when I was playing with it the other day, the "SLO"/LFO function for Oscillator 2 abruptly stopped working."

Siel Expander 80 Analog Synth

via this auction

MixPre-10M Hardware Performance

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Red Means Recording

"Let's record some stuff onto the Sound Devices MixPre-10M mobile multitrack recording, mmmkay?"

Patch Programming a Shimmer Reverb

Published on Jun 13, 2018 MAKEN0ISE

"During the development of the Erbe-Verb, we spent some time deciding whether to include a Shimmer effect. In the end, it was added as a "bonus" when Depth is turned all the way up. But before Tom Erbe coded it into the algorithm, we came up with some patches to emulate it so we'd have an idea of what it would sound like. This patch uses an Echophon to insert octave-shifting into the reverb's feedback path. This patch can be used to add shimmer to ANY reverb.

Patch idea courtesy Tony Rolando."

Modular in the fields - Session 2

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Malibu Interface

"Playing the Tangible Waves AE Modular"

EDP Wasp clone Jasper demo

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Vykaar Tones

"Just finished building this excellent synthesiser.
Jasper is a DIY clone of the EDP Wasp synthesiser from the late 1970s and early 1980s."

Tips n' Tricks: Turning the Moog DFAM Into a Complex Random LFO

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"Welcome back to another tutorial, this time for the DFAM!

In this video we push VCO 2 down into LFO rates, and explore ways of modulating its waveform to create a complex evolving LFO. Great for if you have other semimodular gear like the Mother 32, but no complex modulation sources!"

Look Mum No Computer Session With Red Bull Music

Published on Jun 13, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Here is the See Hear Now session i did with Red Bull Music!

From Red Bull Musics Site :-

'Hacker-come-musician Sam Battle dealt with the loneliness of going solo in typically inventive manner: he gave his synth a face. Now making electronic agit-pop as Look Mum No Computer, the 27-year-old started out, like many before him, playing guitar in bands. But he’d always been into DIY, taking his dad’s soldering iron to household appliances as a kid and teaching himself to circuit bend with his toys.

Eventually, he built up to making weird and wonderful musical machines: check out the flamethrower organ which shoots jets of fire as it plays, or the fully–rideable synth bike, which pumps out beats to the tempo of its wheels. And let's not forget the terrifying instrument comprised of 50 singing Furbies. Essentially, he’s a modern-day musical Frankenstein.

In this energetic See. Hear. Now. session, you can see Battle playing Kosmo the modular synth. This huge touring synth, he says, is relatively 'sensible' by his standards – aside, of course, from the aforementioned animatronic face.

Unsurprisingly, Look Mum No Computer’s songs are often about embracing a lack of convention. Second track Groundhog Day rails against the monotony of a 9-to-5 existence governed by Post-It notes and promotions, while Modern Gas calls out the hollowness of politics, capitalism and social media. ‘GAS’, Battle tells us, also stands for Gear Acquisition Syndrome: an addiction to purchasing synths.'"

Just the drones of boredom times - homemade analog synth

Published on Jun 13, 2018 Sbranvlztronics

"Messing around some modules: 3 VCOs, 2 LFOs, voltage controlled phaser, ladder VCF, voltage controlled delay (Matrix Analog Synth)..

Thanks for watching"

Batchas - Before they come

Published on Jun 13, 2018 batchas

"Ciat-Lonbarde Plumbutter 1 with Strymon blueSky Reverb."

Batchas - They are coming

Published on Jun 13, 2018 batchas

"Ciat-Lonbarde Plumbutter 1 with effects.


MFB Tanzmaus

Published on Jun 13, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Creating a beat from scratch with the Tanzmaus drum machine."

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