MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Techno jam with Moog DFAM and Mother 32

Published on Jun 19, 2018 Honeysmack

"Jamming the DFAM and Mother 32. Everything clocked from the Roland TR-09 and Intellijel Metropolis. Additional drum sounds from the WMD Chimera and TR-09. Single take no edits. Everything running through the Elektron Analog Heat for extra warmth."

Korg DVP-1 Demos by SynthMania

Technologic DVP-1

Published on Jun 17, 2018 SynthMania

"Just goofing around a bit in the studio :-D"

Korg DVP-1 quick demo

Published on Jun 19, 2018 SynthMania

"A quick demonstration of the four main modes of the Korg DVP-1 Digital Voice Processor, from the year 1985:
- Pitch Shift
- Vocoder
- Harmonize
- Internal waveforms
MIDI keyboard: Korg Monologue
Microphone: Sennheiser XS 1"

The Prophet X Arrives - Two Demos by Lady Gaia

"First Patch - The very first preset on the Prophet X, 'PX Tease' allowed to sustain before tinkering with sliders and mod wheel"

"Preset #3 'Poly Super' consists solely of filtered oscillators by default, with a noise sample that can be dialed up if desired (not used here)"

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Moog DFAM: 7-Step Sequencing

Published on Jun 19, 2018 Kris Lennox

"It is often assumed the DFAM can only run 8-note groupings. But it can do anything less than 8. Patching is simple: run the pitch into tempo. This translates to higher pitches being faster/of a shorter duration. So, if you want to omit a step, set the pitch of that step to max and the DFAM will jump by it :)

I've set the pitch of all other steps to be the same (i.e. null value). Pitch is controlled by VCO1. Given all pitches are relatively the same - even if VCO1 changes pitch - the tempo remains consistent. This is a handy trick, as if you try to determine each pitch, the beat pattern will be all over the place.

I overdubbed with a Matrixbrute solo. Very nice & subtle.

DFAM-only audio over on soundcloud:

Given Moog clearly take their stage setting seriously - and insist on placing quasi-philosophical hipster novels with a subtle political undertone in shot, I decided to go for my own setting.

Kierkegaard and Hegel would smack of elitism, so I went for:

1) Pumice stone (unsued)
2) Guidebook for finding dead bodies in Aokigahara Forest (forest visited, but not for purpose of finding bodies. I actually camped in it for a few days. Good story in itself. And this was before the shit American movie)
3) Play-doh scented cologne (used, unsuccessful. But an amusing product nonetheless)

I think I'm getting into the Moog spirit here.

On a serious note - I'm finishing off a tutorial RE the DFAM. Quite long & the accent will likely challenge most. It'll be ready for upload in a day or so.

Weather was terrible today, hence the pensive music. I think I'm actually in love with my Matrixbrute. I hear it speak to me at night. I remember a while back seeing a movie by US artist Corinne May Botz about a mental German woman who was in love with a building. I think this is me, but with the synth.

Vid of insane German woman here - [embed below]

All best"


via this auction

KOTO SYNTH AKEBONO Japanese Traditional Instruments with Exotic Percussions

via this auction

#JamesEdwardCosby #AudioKitPro #SynthOne coming soon...

Published on Jun 19, 2018 James Edward Cosby

"The music in this promo video was produced using only a drum machine and some of my new presets for Audio Kit Pro's soon to be released iOS Open Source Synth #SynthOne. Check out for details..."

Dreadbox Abyss: The (Learning) Curve

Published on Jun 19, 2018 Mark Pigott

"Getting to know the forces of abyss better.
All VCOs from Abyss, FX built in, and HOF Reverb+Strymon Deco
Drums by AKAI Rhythm Wolf"

Sonic Robot on the modular system.

Published on Jun 19, 2018 pwsynth

"Sonic Robot industrial modular synthesizer Moog 55 style with impressions of Buchla west coast."

Behringer Update

Scroll down to Update2 in this post.

Relaxing Rompler-inspired Anime Vibes from Synth & Sundry

Published on Jun 16, 2018 Synth & Sundry

via supporting MATRIXSYNTH Member, Pinwale Sounds:

"I wrote brand new music inspired partly by the sounds of the original Dominion Tank Police soundtrack to go with the futuristic cityscapes of the show. Written on Ableton Live with TAL U No LX, Samples From Mars (DX100 pack) samples and a sampled Puremagnetik drum kit. Part 3 of 3 of a series of original synth-driven AMVs."


1. The Last Days Were The First Days (Dominion Tank Police AMV)
Dominion Tank Police AMV - I wrote brand new music inspired partly by the sounds of the original soundtrack to go with the futuristic cityscapes of the show.
Written on Ableton Live with TAL U No LX, Samples From Mars samples and Ableton Live Suite samples and sounds.
2. Patlabor 2 AMV - From Soft Power To Unjust Peace
A futile exercise in relaxation combining a lethargic dance jam with scenes from Mamoru Oshi's movie Patlabor 2 which, amongst other things, ruminates on the notion that developed countries exist in a state of 'unjust peace'. Set in a near future Tokyo, where computer networks and large machines called "Labors" have lead to unprecedented economic prosperity, a terrorist attack is not all that it seems.
3. The Last Days Were The First Days (Dominion Tank Police AMV)
Dominion Tank Police AMV - I wrote brand new music inspired partly by the sounds of the original soundtrack to go with the futuristic cityscapes of the show.
Written on Ableton Live with TAL U No LX, Samples From Mars samples and Ableton Live Suite samples and sounds.

And Some Synth Heavy Camera Tests with the EOS M Magic Lantern SD

Published on Jun 10, 2018 Synth & Sundry

"Synth Soundtrack-inspired music set to footage of London and it's surroundings. Written in Ableton Live using ReFX Nexus2 and varied soundpacks. Most parts played through Alesis Q61 controller."

System80: 880 and 810

Published on Jun 19, 2018 biologik

"Here's a sneak peek of two forthcoming System80 modules: 880 and 810. Drums are the 880, lead is the 810 (with reverb), bass is the Intellijel Atlantis, and it's all sequenced by the Harvestman Stillson Hammer."

Yocto TR-808 Inspired Pro Built Drum Machine Synthesizer

via this auction

KARP - Radio ARP Quadra

Published on Jun 19, 2018 Synth Chaser

"Touching the input to the filter with your finger turns the ARP Quadra into a radio receiver!"

PolyKey/Distortion Synth (rev3) 'StarCruncher'

Published on Jun 19, 2018 ellis tronics

"Etsy Listing

*** This is a -one and only- unit *** (1) available *** ready to ship out today

The 3rd revision of the newly entitled 'StarCruncher' series of data distortion polyphonic synthesizers. This revision features a new Cross Mod FM Distortion method that opens up new distorted textures

with all distortion controls set to '0' or 'off' this instrument functions as a 3-Voice Polyphonic Wavetable Sound Synthesizer with adjustable Decay Envelopes for the 3 Voices. this Wavetable based synth is loaded with 45 unique waveform shapes to choose from. Once the data distort controls are increased, the unit becomes a totally different instrument that specializes in exploring the unpredictable sound possibilities of data distortion type synthesis. unexpected wavefolding and frequency modulations occur while processing synthesis data is stretched, overflowed, and twisted upon itself. use controls -data distort (main)- and -cross mod fm level- to play and manipulate these different data distortion methods to find new interactions and timbres

-powered by USB (mini cable included)
-printed instructions (included)
-audio output through 1/8th inch 'headphone jack'"

The BEST Eurorack Controller Module???

Published on Jun 19, 2018 Noir Et Blanc Vie

"Hey Guys, let's take a look at the Make Noise Pressure Points and Brains. These modules have been some of my most favorite recently. I'm not huge into performing live with my modular setup, but these really help me being a whole other aspect of live playing to my sets.
Let's see if it lives up to all the praise!"

iLep - quick introduction (Available as pre-order now)

Published on Jun 19, 2018 Oliver Greschke

"iLep is a modular instrument/effect iPad app for live-electronic performances. The original iPad version was designed by Thomas Seelig, Oliver Greschke joined to finish the app.

iLep will get released in July the 3rd. BUT you can already pre-order the app for a 50% off introduction price.

- iLep iTunes:
- iLep website:"

Free sampled Analog Bass [Moog Slim Phatty]

Published on Jun 19, 2018 lucky one

"I carefully sampled every note of my Moog Slim Phatty analog synth; from C1 to C6 to create this Ableton Live instrument. This instrument allows you to play this deep dark bass with these high quality samples. Warmth guaranteed ;-) This Simpler instrument is compatible with Ableton Live 9 (and above) Standard and Suite.

Free download on my website :

Enjoy !"

MiniMoods for Legend Preset Pack By BoB SwanS

"A fresh bank of presets for Synapse Audio Legend.
MiniMoods contains 90 Patches for the finest Model D Emulation
available by Synapse Audio

Modern and Vintage Bass, Chords, FX, Lead, Poly and Perc
with plenty of Mod wheel and Aftertouch Modulation
for playability and performance.

The pack is available now at the introductory discount 30% off , It will be 13 Euro after the promotional period of one week.

Product page -"

Linnstrument C Minor Blues Improv Jam (with iFretless, ThumbJam + DM1 iPad Apps) #TTNM

Published on Jun 19, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's an improv practice jam on the Linnstrument, an amazingly expressive isomorphic MIDI controller keyboard, which I'm just starting to learn. My timing and notes are definitely off a bit, but I still wanted to record this for my musical diary :) More info below.


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Gear used in this video:

- Roger Linn Design Linnstrument MPE MIDI Controller (the pad flickering is due to the iPhone's camera frame rate)

iPad Apps:
- iFretless Guitar, Bass & Sax iOS Apps
- ThumbJam iOS App, playing the Blues Harmonica instrument
- DM1 Drum Machine iOS App
- Kymatica AUM for recording, mixing and mastering
- Additional FX Apps: Audio Damage QuatroMod, Holderness Media Crystalline Reverb, Kymatica AUFX: Space Reverb

The Linnstrument is set to low power mode and is connected to the iPad directly via the Apple Camera Connection Kit's USB dongle. AUM acts as a DAW to load, record and mix all the other apps' audio and export a master. It's a really quick and painless workflow not requiring as computer at all :)"


TIPTOP AUDIO: 909, 3x ONE, Z-DSP from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Something a bit different for today. Using Tiptop Audio 909 modules to create something other than techno.

Drums: Tiptop Audio MA808 and all the Tiptop 909 modules. 3x Tiptop ONE: first ONE is playing the bass line from a one shot DOTS sample sequenced with Trigger Riot (Gates) and Z8000 (Pitch CV), the second ONE is playing the noisy Glitch Machines sample and the third ONE is playing brush snare from an upcoming new samples collection for Tiptop ONE.

Drums sequenced with Circadian Rhythms and Trigger Riot. New Z-DSP card Mariana Trench is loaded with algorithm number 8."

6 PM Intruder At Occidental Square

Published on Jun 19, 2018 John L Rice

Mellotron Setup:
Micro into a TC Electronic Alter Ego 2 pedal and then into a TC Electronic T2 pedal.

5U Setup:
Two Synth Tech MOTM-310 VCOs, one FMing the other, into a Korg Miku Stomp pedal then into a TC Electronic Flashback pedal and then into a TC Electronic Hall Of Fame pedal.

Eurorack Setup:
4MS: Row Power 30
Happy Nerding: HM VCO (x2), MMM VCF, ADSR,
Erica Synths: TRIGG, SEQ
2hp: LFO v2, Seq, Mix, Delay, Verb, Mult, Trim
Division6: Multiplicity VI
Synth Tech: E950, E951
Qu-Bit: EON
Intellijel: Springray v1
Circuit Abbey: Unify
Synthwerks: Lamp-3

There are additional shows scheduled at Occidental Square where I and many other wonderful performers will be doing free concerts of live electronic music. Please join us! :-)
July 17th 2018 4 to 6 PM
August 14th 2018 4 to 6 PM

"Korg Prologues "Seven 7's" "

Published on Jun 19, 2018 Bob I. Gomez

"Synthesizer, Music"

The A-Z of Analogue Synths

via this auction

By Peter Forrest.

"The A-Z of Analogue Synths, part 1 and part 2 or A-M and N-Z, paperback.

Both books are in very good condition, no tears or stains.

These are a great guide to Classic synths and there's so much information crammed in to the pages it takes a little to get used to the style. But there's everything here; Arp 2500, Korg PolySix, Moog CDX.

Numbered and signed by the author."

QUASIMIDI Polymorph Analog Emulation Synthesizer Module w/ New Display

via this auction

"All of the potentiometers have been replaced to ensure no jitter as the old pots did.
Installed a new blue backlight LCD display looks so nice!
Install a new backup battery.
And the latest OS 2.01f installed. Comes with the old OS chip and some new spare parts 3 new pots, 2 switches RARE.
Comes with A/C adapter 120v."

YAMAHA CS-30 SN 1793 w/ Original Case

via this auction

ROLAND SH-101 MONO SYNTH w/ Original Box

via this auction

EGSY01 App Preview

Published on Jun 19, 2018 ElliottGarage

"EGSY01 Synth App Preview

Version 3.0 What's new:
- EGSY01 is now an AU3 with full parameters automation supports
- New Sequencer & Automation module
- Presets are now exchangeable (export & import single preset or user bank)
- Improved knob sensitivity
- Sequencer and delay time syncs with host (AU3)
- Multiple assignment for modulation wheel
- Presets by SoundOfIzrael & Alfonso Fo’ Corace

EGSY01 iTunes link:

EGSY01 Lite iTunes link:"

Strings, Brass & Piano: Cyclebox - Elements - Akemie's + Reverbs & Delays

Published on Jun 19, 2018 isvisible isinvisible

"A relaxed patch featuring some stringy type sounds, along with some brassy sounds and a plinky plonky piano.

Sound sources:-
Bass: AFG & Rings.
Stringy/Brassy Sound: Cyclebox into Elements.
Plinky Plonky Piano: Akemie's Castle into Springray.
Chords & Synth: Edges into Instant Lo-Fi Junky into ZDSP (Shimmer card installed).
Bass Drum: Peaks
Snare Drum: Ladik D-333 into Korg DRV-1000
Percussion: Matter into Accessit Spring Reverb

Additional Ambience:-
WMD PDO into Mungo d0
Make Noise Morphagene into Modcan Dual Delay"

Synth trick: How mimic a Subharmonicon with Maths by Make Noise

Published on Jun 19, 2018 loopop

"The Moog Subharmonicon is a lovely instrument that unfortunately, as of June 2018, isn't available other than the 100 attendees that built it at the 2018 Moogfest Engineering Workshop.

What's unique about the Subharmonicon is its ability to take a core oscillator and generate sub oscillators at special sub-harmonic frequencies, which can produce harmonically pleasing results. It also has the ability to subdivide a tempo clock and the result is a poly-rhythmic clock that creates interesting patterns, when combined with other sequences clocked at different sub-divisions.

Maths by Make Noise however, is one of the most popular eurorack modules, and it turns out you can mimic the unique oscillator sub-harmonic and tempo subdivisions of the Subharmonicon with it.

The result is that one Maths unit can take a core oscillator generate two additional sub-harmonic oscillators at a broad range of sub-harmonic frequencies. Ditto for tempo subdivisions.

This clip shows you how."

GR-1 Load Save Patch Performance

Published on Jun 19, 2018 Tasty Chips

"Another video on loading and saving. But this time especially about the newer saving features. Performance quick save and incremental patch save. Also shows how to properly store to performances to USB . Note some features like the blinking Load button, and loading folders (avoids you having to navigate into folders) are only available from 1.4 onwards.


0:13 1. Load performance
0:36 2. Save performance (internal)
1:08 3. Performance quick save
1:36 4. Performance save to USB
2:50 5. Save patch under new name
3:56 6. Incremental patch"

NOISE TOASTER - Elettrorama design - Licensed & Approved by MFOS

Published on Jun 19, 2018 Elettrorama

Noise Toaster by MFOS
Synthetiser & sound processor

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

Expert Sleepers FH-2 Setup & Tutorial Videos

Published on Jun 19, 2018 Expert Sleepers

Expert Sleepers FH-2 - Web UI setup
Expert Sleepers FH-2 - basic MIDI/CV configuration
Expert Sleepers FH-2 - basic MPE setup

New Teaser PCB from Behringer

Be sure to see this post on Behringer.

Patch n Tweak

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