MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Touch the Gear [Episode 79]

Published on Jul 29, 2018 CatSynth TV

"Scenes from the Touch the Gear event at the 17th Outsound New Music Summit.

'Touch the Gear is a hands-on, family-friendly exposition open to the public. During the evening attendees get to roam among inventors and musicians while experiencing sound producing gear, computers, instruments and inventors with their various different configurations of 'gear'--everything from oscillators and electronics, to planks of wood with strings attached. All attendees get to ask questions, make sound and experience how the instruments work, in an environment that demystifies technology while inspiring creativity. '

This years exhibitors included:
• L.J. Altvater - tape-loop/effects-pedals
• Hugh Behm-Steinberg - CD turntable and effects
• Amanda Chaudhary - analog modular synthesizer, theremin
• Andrew of Chopstick - Pro One, modular and homemade synthesizers
• Tom Djll - small electronic devices including mixers, filters, effects, pickups, etc.
• R Duck - synthesizer
• Tom Duff - surprises
• Tammy Duplantis - game boys
• Bart Hopkin - invented instruments
• Jeff Klukowski (Alphastare)- modular synthesizers etc.
• David Leikam - Moog Rogue analog synthesizer
• Dania Luck - laptop with midi-controller running super-collider
• Collette McCaslin - percussion, small instruments
• Andy Puls - homemade synthesizer
• Jess Rowland - cell phones and controller
• Gabby Wen - electronics
• Peter Whitehead - invented instruments
• Darwin Arts (Wayne Jackson) - genetic patch generation"

IK Multimedia Uno Synth First Look Videos

Published on Jul 29, 2018 SynthMania

"A first look at the newly released IK Multimedia UNO Synth - a great-sounding portable synthesizer with two analog oscillators, multi-mode filter, arpeggiator, sequencer, and built-in delay FX."

IK Multimedia UNO Synth - First Look and Preset Demo - Live Stream 07/29/2018

Streamed live 1 hour ago Marshal Arnold

"IK Multimedia UNO Synth - First Look - Live Stream 07/29/2018

Tonight there can be only UNO! That's right, I have received the IK Multimedia UNO synth!. A 2 oscillator, fully analog, monophonic synthesizer. Made in Italy, the design aesthetic is pretty nice! This little synth has a small footprint, is USB or battery powered and packs a 16-step sequencer with 20 automatable parameters, variable wave shaping oscillators (Saw, Triangle and Pulse waveforms), a multimode filter (HP, LP, BP), a Sync Delay audio effect and 5 performance effects, 10 mode, 4-octave arpeggiator.

I have only had the UNO Synth in my hands for a day, and it is a very good value analog synth. There are a good amount of onboard controls and plenty of features to keep your sound design appetite satisfied! For $199.00 USD, I say pick one up and give it a try!"


Published on Jul 29, 2018 Audio Illustrator

"Audio Illustrator James Newman and the James Newman Groove orchestra are pleased to present 'Broken'.

This is a musical portrait of the concept that nothing really works right. and ultimately everything is broken. Everything around us is in a state of decay and on a course of destruction and ruin. The day that we are born is the day that we begin to age and eventually decay, decline, and die.

All that we grasp and hold on to also slips away in decay. Yes, we and everything around us are indeed broken and we all desire a solution to fix the problem.
Romans 8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Newman.

James Newman 's music can be purchased at:

Purchase 'Broken' here:

One year ago today I was broken, and was in the hospital having quadruple heart bypass surgery to be fixed. Today I celebrate my anniversary with a new song about being broken.

I thank God for all that He has done in my and my family's life and I hope that my music brings you reflective joy.

Thanks and all my best,

James Newman
Audio Illustrator
New Man Studios"

On the gear: "This is another Pink Floyd-ish type piece using my Behringer model D for all of the synth parts except for the Moog DFAM for the synth drum loop and Sonic Projects "OBX" software clone for an OB styled big gliss at the climax of this piece. I'm also using Native Instruments B4 for the Hammond lines."

Previous posts featuring Audio Illustrator.

Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer - Music Demo Two

Published on Jul 29, 2018 Polyend

"Dreadbox & Polyend Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer music demo. All sounds besides the drums are made and recorded straight from Medusa's master audio output.

Made exclusively for
The video, sound design and audio composition by Piotr Raczyński.
Recorded 11.07.2018 in Polyend Hq."

Cheetah MS6 Multitimbral Analog Rack Synthesizer SN UK1431

via this auction

Note the listing states, "Aphex Twin made a whole record with this monster (not this exact unit, of course), which has the much-prized Curtis analog oscillator voice and filter chips."

I believe that was the MS800. It was actually listed for sale in August of 2016.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha An1x Virtual Analog Physical Modeling Synthesizer

via this auction

A History of Polyphony: Part 15- Modern Nomenclature

Part 15 added here.

Patterning app and Buchla

Published on Jul 29, 2018 therudyrude

"Patterning is sending four midi channels to the Buchla 225e
Bd and Snare from Greyscale Dual Braids"

NYX & EREBUS w/ patchblocks - An Ambient Dreadbox Journey

Published on Jul 29, 2018 dænkrø_ ElectriXity_

"One more Dreadbox duet! It turned out pretty long, so I added footage from the making of my DIY Dreadbox wood enclosure starting at 2:35.
Besides I was testing three different cameras in a low light situation. Admittedly not exactly the most interesting thing to watch, so just listen. Hope you like it anyway.
With all that footage I didn't manage to synchronise audio and video. Sorry if you were expecting that.



"MAD-5 mk2 is an analog drum synthesizer which is inspired by the sounds of the 20th century soviet drum machines while having the flexibility, MIDI control and compact package of the 21st century. It consists of 22 knobs and 1 button which allows you to manipulate/control the sound and midi. It also has individual outputs for each of the five drum instruments so you can easily rout and process them separately with your external effects especially in a live configuration.


— The method of synthesis: 100% analog synthesis;
— Drum instruments: 5 — bass drum (BD), snare drum (SD), open hat (OH), close hat (CH), clap (CL);
— MIDI interface: MIDI IN — 16 channels (MIDI learn), MIDI THRU;
— Audio outputs: one mix output (mono 6.3mm jack) and five individual outputs (mono 6.3mm jack);
— Trigger inputs: 5 trigger inputs for every drum instrument (mono 3.5mm jack);
— Controls: 22 knobs and 1 button;
— External power supply: adapter 15 VAC (included)*
— Steel case;
— Dimensions: L190хW162хH91 mm;
— Weight: 1.26 kg.


430 EURO including free shipping to Europe, US/Canada.
For other locations, please contact us for a quote!"

Modular Sessions // Part 5 // Eurorack Modular Ambient

Published on Jul 29, 2018 Bon Ohm

Synth Voltage Controlled Oscillator 1v/oct tracked DIY how to.

Published on Jul 29, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"DIY HOW TO make a proper synth oscillator, with temperature compensation 1v/oct and all that jazz! using the CEM 3340.

Im giving away 5 component packs, and a DIY modular furby i built on a livestream a week ago, on my patreon next week! so if you want any of that go check that out!
Patreon :-
Where there will also be updates on the progression of this project before it goes up anywhere else! All the funds goes straight back into Look mum machines :)

more info on this project over here :-"

Follow-up to Build A DIY Case And Power Supply For A Modular Synth CHEAP.

EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath Reverb V2 Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak

Published on Jul 29, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

SCI Prophet 5 Rev 2 polyphonic analogue synthesizer

via this auction

"The rev 2 used the earlier SSM chips that sound to my ears so much better than the later Curtis chips. The problem with the SSM chips (and probably why they went to the Curtis chips) and more generally the rev 2 was the tuning stability. This is why bands quite often used the rev 2 in the studio but the rev 3 on tour (Talking Heads, Japan etc). This problem has been resolved in the rev2 thanks to the masterly work of James at Synth Repair Services...there are now 8 little pixies running around inside making sure the tuning is just tickety-boo (well thats what James told me)

for the more technically minded, the power supply was upgraded (see toroidal photo), all presets replaced, and very high precision resistors used in DAC circuit. There is probably more to this mod but thats all I could work out from James Walker(Synth Repair Services).

I have been told that this was one of the earlier Prophet 5 rev 2's as it has a smooth panel surface, I have not been able to verify this. If anyone out there is more knowledgeable on the different rev2's it would be great if they could let me know if this is true or not."

Yamaha CS60 Vintage Analog

Published on Mar 9, 2018 elektrogeist

via this auction

Moreno Moriconi - Sequence 01 ( Doepfer A-100 analog modular synthesizer live jam)

Published on Jul 29, 2018 Moreno Moriconi

"Live jam with Doepfer A-100 analog modular synthesizer.
Performed by Moreno Moriconi - 2018."

1980 Realistic Concertmate MG-1 Synthesizer

Published on Jul 29, 2018 Gravy Leggs

Arturia Minibrute arp.

Moog Grandmother & Mother 32

Published on Jul 29, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Combing the Grandmother and Mother 32 synthesisers."

Synthpop with EHX 95000 looper

Published on Jul 29, 2018 alternatingbitmusic

"Korg Electribe ER1 / Access Virus KC / EHX 95000 looper and just 5 minutes of time to record these simple 8 measure riffs."


Published on Jul 28, 2018 ryouichi harada

E-Mu Turbo Phatt Patch Demo Bank 0 (Preset 0 to 127)

Published on Jul 28, 2018 DKDiveDude

"This video features patch demonstration of the first 128 presets of the E-Mu Turbo Phatt Synthesizer module. I've used the 'Audition' feature to demonstrate about 10 seconds of each preset (patch). Especially the drum kits sound awesome in my humble opinion!"

Patch n Tweak

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