MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Excerpts from Todd Barton Concert @ Modular 8, Portland, 6-10-18

Published on Jun 18, 2018 HawkVision

Todd Barton on BEMI Buchla Music Easel.

Changing the E-Mu SP-12 Battery

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Catabolic

"Owners and future owners of the SP-12 will probably need to change the battery at some point. Here are some tips for how to do this (I was helping someone out with their battery). Please subscribe! For informational purposes only. Consult a qualified technician for all repairs. Perform at your own risk."

Roland SH-101 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Kawai SX-240 w/ Original Cassette & Synth Book

via this auction

The Synthesizer & Electronic Keyboard Handbook by David Crombie

hum a song : Noise Toaster/KORG M01D

Published on Jun 18, 2018 karenevil

"maybe you can sing a song with your Noise Toaster using a VCO knob.. :D

(from 4:21 with Theremin and Gakken NSX-39 )"

Microvolt 3900 Through Thyme Delay

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"We wanted to test out the new Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 and the Bastl Thyme, so we figured we should make a video with both of them together. The Microvolt 3900 is a semi-modular synthesizer with a single oscillator, wavefolder, filter and VCA with dynamic response, as well as an LFO, function generator and ADSR for modulation. The Bastl Thyme is a digital delay which isn't a tape emulation, but is modeled after a tape delay, a kind of digital tape. The Thyme also has "robots" which can modulate many of the settings on the machine.

Thyme available here:
Microvolt 3900 available here:"

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Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With the Prophet-6 and Christian Matthew Cullen

You can find the full interview on DSI's website here.

"Christian Matthew Cullen has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry as a musician and producer. He is best known for his enthusiastic and soulful playing style and uncanny ability to sound design classic and modern sounds from master recordings in a live setting.

Over the last 15 years as a professional, Christian has traveled the world recording and performing on TV, radio, arena and theater tours with: Night Ranger, Abe Laboriel Jr. (Paul McCartney), Alan Parsons, Alex Ligertwood (Santana), Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish), Bo Bice (American Idol), Brad Gillis (Ozzy), David Pack (Ambrosia), Deen Castronovo (Journey), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Henry Paul (The Outlaws), Jack Blades (Damn Yankees), Jim Peterik (Ides of March), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple), Joe Zook (One Republic), Johnny Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynrd), Kevin Cronin (R.E.O. Speed wagon), Martha Davis (The Motels), Mickey Thomas (Starship), Bobby Kimball (Toto), Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Robbie Dupree, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Spencer Davis, Styx, Tommy Shaw, Vince Neil, and Winger. He also composes and sound designs for TV and radio advertising, film, video games, toys, and eLearning for clients such as Fox, Ford, Merrell, Google, Disney, Smirnoff, V-Tech, Tomy Infantino, an Party City."

You can find previous posts featuring DSI's Spotlight series here.

Dog Particle | 24 Hour Opossum People

Published on Jun 17, 2018 Miles Briand

24 Hour Opossum People

Published on Jun 17, 2018 Miles Briand

"Both patches make good use of the Waldorf NW-1 with some heavy modulation from randoms and O_C's evolving looping envelope 'Quadraturia' program."

Analog Jam "China Town" SE-02 / Minitaur / System 1m / Blofeld / Microbrute / Rocket

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Denis Polic

"Totaly uninspired, i was trying to create some sequence on SE-02, but was not very happy with it, so i deleted some notes, and the sequence suddenly sounded like some chinese music, and click, there was an idea for the rest, so turned the cam on and there it is, hope you would like it and share and subscribe, thank you."

Oberheim Matrix-12 Synthesizer Percussion Demo

Published on Jun 18, 2018 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2018

OMG that Snare sounds familiar. No drum machines or samplers were used in this demo. No, today you're getting a full dose of Oberheim Matrix-12 percussion sounds. Watch as I corral a group of freshly programmed percussion sounds together using MIDI assignments in multi-mode. The Beatstep Pro is in full trigger control. Muting tracks is done on the M12 channel volume page. Recorded direct to Tascam DR-05 via Mackie mixer. No effects mucking about whatsoever. I should be making the patches available sometime soon. Thanks for watching!"

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Synthesizer SN 0805

via this auction

Yamaha CS20M Vintage Analog Mono Synth

via this auction

Moog DFAM does Microtonal: "Spinning with Sophie Germain" (featuring small man straddling a cactus)

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Right. The rulebook states you have to feature a houseplant in a synth vid in order to be a real synth player. So I featured a small wooden man straddling a cactus whilst playing a Strat.

I think this means I'm now officially a real synth player. Which means I may get gigs at synth venues.

Who knows. I may land a gig at Moogfest next year. Actually, wait: probably not, given I haven't lopped my man bits off. Times are tough and all - and I'm all for innovation and creativity - but having to chop off one's knob to secure a gig is a step too far, even for a Scotsman.

Moog's commitment to the castration policy can even be seen in the DFAM, where if you want to operate it properly you have to stick your own knobs on it.

To serious theoretical matters:

Sophie Germain was a mathematician known for 'Sophie Germain Primes'. These are primes where the form 2p + 1 is also prime.

Take the number 7. (7 x 2) + 1 = 15, which is not prime. Therefore 7 is not a Sophie Germain prime.

11, however, is a Sophie Germain prime ((11 x 2) + 1 = 23, which is prime).

The frequencies of this sequence are all Sophie Germain primes. None of the notes are conventional pitches. The entire sequence is microtonal.

Here is a breakdown of the step sequence (steps 1-8 respectively):

491 Hz
419 Hz
359 Hz
293 Hz
251 Hz
191 Hz
173 Hz
131 Hz

Very interesting sound. I split/doubled the signal, with signal 2 sent through a ring modulator. Hence the odd sound underneath.

Quite often, microtonal music has the effect of sounding very 'metallic'. I'd say this work is no exception.

All best


Published on Jun 18, 2018 hicut cake

Hicut Cake proudly presents:

Recipe #056

– Korg Minilogue
– Korg Monologue
– Roland Tr-08
– Roland Sh-01A
– Empress Reverb

Novation Circuit Mono Station 1.2 Update & Patch Flipping

Published on Jun 18, 2018 HardtekStudios

"An insane update has hit the Novation Circuit Mono Station, allowing you to turn on and off Legato and LFO Key Sync, use the Mod Sequencer to transmit note & Gate information, and best of all Patch Flipping! You can sequence a different patch for every step for crazy synth patterns and analog drum patterns!"


via this auction

Roland SH-101

via this auction

"Recently Serviced by James Walker of Synthrepair who commented that this is one of the best he has seen.

Flawless condition, sounds perfect and looks as good as new, pretty amazing considering this analog beast is over 30 years old."

Reaktor 6 Discoveries: STELLA Interstellar Drone Synthesizer | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Jun 18, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"STELLA is synthesizer /drone generator ensemble that is available for free in the Reaktor 6 User library. It can produce massive synthetic drone sounds. Here is a sound demo of this latest Reaktor 6 discovery!

More info here:

►Become a Patreon:"

Critter & Guitari - CA Filter for Organelle

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Critter & Guitari

"Download here:
Process your sounds with CA Filter on the Organelle! CA Filter divides the audio input into 15 bands that can be turned on or off individually with generative Cellular Automata. This algorithm acts as a sequencer for your filter, with 256 sequences, or 'rules' to choose from. Watch as new generations are made on the Organelle screen. Stop the Cellular Automata and turn the bands on or off manually with the Organelle keyboard (keys 1-15). Sync with other MIDI instruments for quantized filter stepping."

PULSAR-23 by SOMA. Demo of polyrhythmic capabilities

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Vlad Kreimer

"The main demo video of the prototype is here [posted here]

Here I show some of the PULSAR-23 possibilities go away from loops and create complex polyrhythmic structures.
This is 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.

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

Vlad Kreimer.
SOMA laboratory
June 2018"

SoundsDivine 'Binary Worlds 2' - Omnisphere 2

Published on Jun 18, 2018 SoundsDivine111

"Introducing 'Binary Worlds 2' soundset for Spectrasonics' Omnisphere 2 synthesizer."

Electro Traveller - Deluge at the Castle

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Metunar

"Synthstrom Deluge performance at the Castles of Bellinzona in Switzerland."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-T8 Part 2

Published on Jun 18, 2018 MrFirechild

"Here is a track using sounds exclusively from the mighty Sequential Circuits Prophet-T8 (1983). Composed and produced by"

Follow-up to Equinoxe X.

Sonic LAB: Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900 Synth

Published on Jun 18, 2018 sonicstate

"Pittsburgh Modular's latest desktop synth with classic subtractive features and some West Coast ones too."

WSG - Elettrorama design - Licensed & Approved by MFOS

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Elettrorama

Wsg by MFOS
Drone Synthetiser

Original project by Ray Wilson
Elettrorama design & mods
Approved & licensed by MFOS

GR 1 Sample Audition

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Tasty Chips

"The GR-1 not only offers sample previews in the file selector it can also "audition" a loaded sample. Just press Shift+Play. Note that this is a firmware 1.4 feature."

Minimoog 2018 - sound experiments

Published on Jun 18, 2018 studentsmusic

"Of course the re-issued Model d has some mods compared to the 70s original and allows some synth experiments. Especially the LFO (OSC3) the modmatrix using osc3,noise, filter eg, lfo amazed me, allowing also double FM, the lfo reaching into ultra low now what makes the whole machine more complex than the original. Here i improvise with these features - take your time and listen to the variability of this at first sight clear to understand synth."

Gijs Gieskes - electromechanical modular synth @ Museum van Geluid

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Gearslutz

"We met the amicable Gijs Gieskes, who constructs electro mechanical machines, all for the purpose of making sound. For the Museum van Geluid (Museum of Sound) he brought a row of self constructed eurorack size modules, of course with an unorthodox way of controlling it.

00:00:22 interview
00:04:29 patch

Support the artist please?"

STUFF – circuit bent toy

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Vola Noisy Stuff

"A short demo of a circuit bent toy rehoused in a custom box. The side panels are made by my friend Lassi who is an awesome wood worker.

Only a simple pitch mod and continuous mode added."


Published on Jun 18, 2018 Vola Noisy Stuff

"Sound demo of a touch synth called The Squeeze. The more contact with the skin in the hands there is the higher the pitch. It has a LFO that gates the signal and two wave forms a square and filtered square."

STUFF - Amatsonia

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Vola Noisy Stuff

"Amatsonia is a Arduino based synth made with the String synth program and schematics written by Jan Östman. You can find it here:

I built the the synth fro my son, becoause he wanted a synth of his own. He designed the synth. I took a liberty on adding a snake to the graphics. He likes snakes.

There is an filter with lowpass, hipass and bandpass options. Also a delay and a LFO. The LFO controls the filters cut of frequency. The joystick can control the LFO speed and and the delay time.

This mainly a sound demo video. Not much actual video on it.

Hope you enjoy it."

Green synth with a snake on it.

The “Little Green NAND” synth

Published on Jun 18, 2018 Mike Sisk

"This is a small noise making synth I built from a Synthrotek 'NAND Synth' PCB and the head from a Toy Story 'Little Green Men' alien toy. Main pitch is controlled by the alien’s antenna. Knobs in each ear control the two oscillators with switches to shut each on or off independently. LED installed in each eye, red in the center for power and green on the sides to show the rate of each oscillator. Power switch and volume control on back with audio output on the nose. “Dive bomb” button and switch that select between two large capacitors which give a winding down sound as unit slowly loses power. Oscillator 2 switch selects a light depended resistor attached to the back of the oscillator 1 LED which in turn causes both to be controlled from oscillator 1 knob. Power starve knob that limits the power from the battery and causes a similar effect to the dive bomb but more drawn out. And lastly on the back of the head there is a CV input and switch that select between battery power or external CV. All of this is base around the 4093 IC on a PCB from synthrotek."

Orbit 9090 - Is a 90's dance synth still good for modern sounds ?

Published on Jun 17, 2018 100 Things I Do

"The Orbit is another one of those interesting Romplers from the late 90's early 2000's. I actually had one of these at the time but mostly used it for the inbuilt drum sounds. Like the DX-7 Programming can be a little like trying to paint the house through the mail box (Joke for the Brits I guess). It uses 1-2 synth samples to make up each of the presets and you can use the unique Z-Plane filters to morph and manipulate the sound. The Orbit was aimed at the Dance\DJ market at the time.. but with some careful programming you can get some very.... very nice ambient soundscapes from it!"

Erica Synths new Techno System live performance @Schneidersladen June 28

That's one big modular.

via Stromkult

"On Thursday 28th of June at 6pm we will start an evening full of new experiences and opportunities to learn new things!

We start at 6pm with an introduction to modular synthesis that is suitable for beginners and for all those who are curious about sound synthesis. Everyone is welcome to join us, no previous knowledge required!

At 7pm we are presenting an intense evening with a techno machine at the center of attention. Erica Synths will be showing what can be done with a modular synthesizer especially designed and engineered to be a performance oriented techno machine. Lots of artists perform with not much more than a modular synthesizer these days and it has proven to be an effective way of bringing live music to clubs and festivals. We will also talk about the philosophy of Erica Synths and where their motivation to make musical instruments comes from.

As we have limited capacity for this workshop please send an e-Mail to Timm to save your space for one or both workshops – we have to limit this event to 30 people. Participation is free-of-charge as always!"

From this year's SUPERBOOTH:

ERICA SYNTHS with their creative product presentation @SUPERBOOTH18 from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.

The Gesprächskonzert by ERICA SYNTHS @SUPERBOOTH18 shows their unique drum based modular system - the Techno System. A complete system with sequencer, drum modules, effects and special mixers.


SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH18

New Elektron Vintage Keys Sound Pack

"Remember when you were 9, and laying on the couch, desperately trying not to fall asleep so you could catch the end of that weird sci-fi flick your parents let you stay up to watch, but failing miserably. Slowly fading into a surreal hypnagogic hallucination, colors blurring together, disjointed lines of dialog bouncing around your head, sounds getting more and more distant.

The skilled hands of Romanian brothers Dual Shaman expertly recaptures that feeling in these 128 patches for Analog Four (and Keys of course). Vintage Keys draws inspiration from the cyber-funk of Adrian Enescu, schmaltzy balladeer Florin Bogardo, obscure space-opera soundtracks and filters it through a foggy Badalamentiesque sense of being lost in Dreamtime.

This Sound Pack is a digital item. Detailed instructions on how to download the Sound Pack will be provided via email upon purchase.

Please note this Sound Pack was designed for Analog Four MKII. It is compatible with Analog Four MKI and Analog Keys but be advised that there may be slight differences in sound.

Download free demo and purchase Vintage Keys at"

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