MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Matrixbrute: Analog Stereo Delay & Harmonic Series LFO Waveshaping

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Try with headphones/read below for more details RE the patch. This one took quite a while to make. Despite the actual matrix itself looking like not much has been altered, what has been altered has been altered specifically i.e. to exact numeric values.

Delay should be obvious to the ear. When I'm off to the far right, this is me playing with the delay settings. I'm not actually doing too much with the delay, just playing with the depth.

LFO 1 is sitting on a square wave - hence you'll hear the jumps in pitch. Of course, sine etc would create the distinct 'sweep' - but I was looking for something different, and with pitch specificity rather than range sweeping.

LFO 2 is altering between triangle and sine waves. When on sine, the harmonic series can be heard. I programmed the series to run between the major 3rd (i.e. E if on C), and the upper 9th (i.e. D on C).

Playing with the phase of LFO 1 determines the harmonic content. I'm beginning with a hard phase inversion. At about 0:17 the low octave can be heard entering. At about 0:40 the perfect 5th enters. At about 1:37 I'm changing LFO 2 waveform to sine - at which point the entire harmonic series can be heard.

In terms of tuning, VCO 2 has a focus on the sub-osc - plus the LFO is pre-programmed to drop it the octave - hence it sounds far deeper.

VCO 3 is set to the major 3rd (i.e. E on C).

I'm doing almost nothing on the keys aside from changing the octave of C. Function here is to illustrate the programming rather than focusing on playing.

PS I'm sure most MB owners already know this, but holding in PANEL and pushing the PRESET button initialises the preset, then you can build from scratch.

All best

Elektron Analog Four | DEMO

Published on Aug 4, 2018 MIDERA

"I'm still waffling between keeping the A4 or getting an Analog Keys (AK). They're both good... I have no way to decide. I end up writing different things with both, each time preferring one over the other."

Roland CSQ-100 quick test

Published on Aug 4, 2018 SynthMania

"Please avoid comments saying that I need to use an SH-2, RE-501 and SB1000. I know. I don't have those at this moment. This is just a quick test to check THE CSQ-100 functionality on both channels."

ENSONIQ SQ80 Cross Wave Synthesizer OS 1.8

via this auction

Novation Circuit - Playing with Wavetables and External Effects

Published on Aug 4, 2018 100 Things I Do

"A simple pattern of notes and effects. This one is more an experiment than anything else. I wanted to use some very etherial effects chains then slowly add them over time! I have been playing with the Wavetable engine in the Circuit and you can get some very interesting sounds. There is no 'wave run' like in the PPG or Blofeld but the interpolation on the waves is very nice and feature most wavetable synths miss."

Moog Grandmother +Benjolin Drone Ambient

New demo added to the playlist here.


Published on Aug 4, 2018 stretta

"The 2018 version of the plane sequencer expands to full piano roll-style editing. Import a MIDI clip from Ableton Live and edit on the monome. In this video you see two varibright monome 256 grids and one monome arc controller.

Plane-V is a maxforlive device and can be downloaded at

more information about monome can be found at"

Krazy Klee

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Scott Stites

"I ran across this video while going through an old computer. It's from May 2009, and shows my KS-01 in its early prime. It shows off the Triple Wilson SVVCF module, and, of course the Klee. I suppose I never uploaded it because it pretty much has one set sequence. Enjoy. Or not."


Klee and Appendage Wankenstein

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Scott Stites

"I ran across the video for this, but it still had the mic audio. I found the wav file recorded on my Korg D8 and synced it up for better audio, but the video reeeealllly suffered (my original video SW has gone away). Anyway, I kind of like this piece, so I thought I would post it. Klee and Appendage and my home brew modular all going at it..."

OUT HERE WITH ME// Prophet-6, Prophet-12, System-8, TR-808

Published on Aug 4, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Are you finding what you are looking for... Out here with me?"


Published on Aug 4, 2018 TheXcee

so much fun
so good sounding
so intuitiv
..a masterpiece!

Follow-up to this post.

Arturia DrumBrute Impact with Vca Compressor Magnetismus 2-Tegeler Audio Manufaktur

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys!!!
I took a new drum machine ARTURIA -Drumbrute Impact for the workshop with VCA compressor Tegeler Audio Manufaktur -Magnetismus 2. it's obvious that everyone is working in the studio and compression will be a must for the drums process. I thought it was worth showing how Magnetismus 2 works in several mods on the Drumbrute Impact in a simple loop from the analog drum machine. Intensity knob in Magnetismus 2 gives a powerful effect on transients, emulating the effect of an analog tape which, of course, saturates and stains our drums in a nice and powerful way, giving better separation in the further mix process.
Of course, Magnetismus 2 check also works great on other musical parts.
Soon new movies with more compressors and synths.
Thanks for watching!!!!"

Ambient Work; 4th Aug 2018

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Patch I've been working on for a while. Which, for a change, I saved, rather than binning. Nice sound. I also put this work over on SoundCloud. [embed below]

I titled the work 'Cult is the Root of all Culture'.

'Culture' seems to be the cult that the majority agree on. Which is interesting.

We have strange habits, us humans. Imagine going a walk and seeing 50 dogs in a field watching another dog bark. Imagine other dogs writing books about the barking dogs, whilst others again read said books and consider opinions RE the barking dogs to be of utmost importance. Dogs, whilst visiting each other, bark to their friends on the subject of particular barking dogs, their preferences used as an indicator of their own unique personality/status.

This is all taken very seriously, and not to be questioned.


Deluge livecase integration test.

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Andy Sundström

"Trying out the deluge with 2.0 software in my live rig. Deluge sounds really good, great dynamics for drums, maybe will get rid of the rytm and gain some space and lower weight."

A DIY Clock Divider Groove

A DIY Clock Divider Groove from Izhar Ashdot on Vimeo.

"You can program drums without a sequencer or drum machine!

A Clock Divider is a module that creates various divisions of the basic clock which is the beating heart of a modular synth system.

My DIY Clock Divider is made from two cute little chips: The CD4040 which divides an incoming clock by 2,4,8,16,32,64,128 etc. and the CD4022 which counts up to 8 and can be reseted after counting any number of steps, thus creating interesting divisions of 3,5,6,7.

Each division is sent to a different drum module, altogether making a cool automatic groove."


AUGUST SESSIONS 1 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Trying out various patches and sequencing options for the upcoming live gigs.


BD909, ONE (low perc), ONE (V Haus running through Z2040) -> Vermona VcDrive -> Toppobrillo Multifilter (HP) -> Tiptop Z2040 (LP)

Hats909, Hats808, Ma808, Tiptop ONE (Hat) -> Roland Demora

TG ONE -> R*S Variable Slope VCF (BP)

Piston Honda -> Forbidden Planet Prototype (LP) -> Make Noise LxD (Modulated by Z4000 #1) -> R*S Resonant EQ -> Z-DSP Mariana Trench (1) -> Roland Scooper Looper

FP modulated by Z4000 #2 (FM), Z4000 #3 (FM)

PH modulated by Z8000 (clocked by Trigger Riot, Zularic Repetitor, Knights Gallop) and Doepfer LFO

Send FX: Z-DSP (Halls Of Valhalla), Z-DSP (secret prototype)

Sequenced with Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot, A-157, Launch Codes, KeyStep"

SynthScaper & Fieldscaper 2 In Depth Tutorials

Published on Aug 3, 2018 Almost Aviation

"A moderately detailed walkthrough of the main features of SynthSscaper on iOS."

Fieldscaper 2 Tutorial

1986 Korg Poly-800II Polyphonic Synthesizer w/Case Manual & All The Goodies

via this auction

ROLAND SH-101 Analog Synthesizer SN 244342

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave XT synthesizer

via this auction

Yamaha SK30 Analogue Synth

via this auction

"An amazingly rare 4 part synth with Monosynth, Polysynth, Stringand Organ sections that can all be layered together. Keyboard also featuresafter-touch on the Monosynth section.

Bigger brother to the SK20 and only outranked by the huge SK50D.The SK30 is no lightweight it packs a wonderfully unique sound (especially withthe 'ensemble' feature switched in). It weighs in around 23Kg so is mostdefinitely not one to be posted (collection only please).

Its in very good condition both cosmetically and electrically.Everything works and there are no nasty crackles or pops during operation. Someof the selector buttons need a firm push, but they all work as intended."

Modular Synth Improvisation Live 072

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Akihiko Matsumoto

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto
Modular Live JAM

(Sequence: Ableton Live, Cycling'74 Max/MSP
Mix: Ableton Live
CV Converter: 2hp MIDI, Expert Sleepers ES-3
Drums: Ableton
Synth1: Braids - Curtis Filter
Synth2: General CV - Morpheus
Bass1: Piston Honda mk3
Bass2: Disting mk4
Guitar: Ableton
Noise1: One
Noise2: Owl Modular
Noise3: Manis Iteritas
Noise4: benjolin
Effect: Custom M4L on Ableton
MIDI Controller: Evolution uc33e
Reverb: Eventide Blackhole
Limitter: iZotope Ozone8
Camera: Sony a7RII (Zeiss Batis85mmF2)

Nuclear Firmware - Electro Music Live Recording Session

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Thomas Kress

Title: Nuclear Firmware
Live studio recording session with mainly analog gear: Minibrute 2s, a little modular synth with integrated Moog Mother-32, Deopfer Dark Energy 2, Dave Smith Rev2, Elektron Digitakt & Digitone, Presonus StudioLive AR16 USB Mixer, edited in Logic Pro X.

DONALDCRUNK live on The Tunnel - KSER 90.7 FM

Published on Aug 4, 2018 donaldjasoncrunk

"Absolutely honored to play a live set on The Tunnel, a long running experimental electronic music show on KSER FM in Everett, WA.

Set features my eurorack system, Elektron Digitone and Roland TR 606 (and the trusty Akai Headrush of course. Truly this pedal is a warrior and a champion).

Many many thanks to my amazing hosts at KSER Lars & Maire for their hospitality. Absolutely loved the vibe of this independent radio station, and their support for the experimental synth community!"

034//Limbo - Eventide Space ambient sound destruction (with Eurorack)

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Alastair Wilson

"A self-generating patch using a small Eurorack setup sent through an Eventide Space reverb and an Eventide Timefactor on vintage delay setting.

I was requested to make another 'lo-fi' type patch, and this is the result: ambient chords from the modular which are torn apart into digital destruction by the Eventide pedals. Enjoy!

Despite what it may look like this is a very simple patch; some of the cables in the video aren't actually doing anything but were left over from my experimenting.
There are 2 sequences from the M32s, both clocked by Maths separately. LFOs modulate both filter cutoffs, and both filter resonances are randomly modulated. The Minimod oscillator is set to a 5th above one sequence, and is patched into both Ext Audio inputs to be mixed with the other oscillators. That's it for the modular patch; the pedals supply all the distortion and texture.

If you want to recreate this patch, you can find it here:"

Special Customer - Experimental Tape Loops, Volca Keys, Franklin Translator

Published on Aug 4, 2018 ChrisLody

"Things got very experimental today. I've been playing with tape loops , modified cassette recorders, a Franklin translator I picked up recently with a bit of Volca on top for good measure."

Akai S950 vs. Ensoniq EPS Filters

Published on Aug 4, 2018 The Daydream Sound

"A straight ahead comparison between the filters of the Akai S950 and Ensoniq EPS Classic samplers."

Volca FM / Roland JP-08 / Roland SH-01A

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Alba Ecstasy

"Starting with a Volca FM sequence (I'll show you in a future video how to make such a seq on Volca!), adding a pad lead with Roland JP-08 and another one from Roland SH-01A.
Voices & Drums (Action Strikes & Vocalise 2) added in post-production."

DSI Tempest, Elektron Octatrack, Behringer Model D, Roland SE02 & Eventide Space

Published on Aug 4, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Jamming with the Tempest, Octatrack & Model D.

The Octatrack is sequencing the Model D & SE02. Voice 1 on the Tempest is sent through Space reverb."


Published on Aug 4, 2018 Polaxis

"Emy playing a phonetic file while displaying the text on a BA63 display.(thank to a MikroElektronika click board attached to Emy's mikroBUS port)"

IRCAM's ContinuuCon introduction to EaganMatrix

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Christophe Duquesne

"Introduction to the Eagan Matrix, the sound engine of the Continuum, at IRCAM's ContinuuCon on April 27th 2018"

MALEKKO MANTHER - In-Depth Video Manual

Published on Aug 4, 2018 Daniel Dehaan

"This video serves as a video manual for Malekko's tabletop synthesizer, Manther.

To hear the Manther in action, check out my 1-Hour Soundtest video: [posted here]

Table of Contents:
0:00 - Introduction
0:58 - Video Overview
1:19 - Inputs & Outputs
2:27 - Display & Menu
3:50 - Controls
4:16 - Morph
5:07 - Identify & Delete Automations
6:29 - VCA
7:58 - ADSR
10:08 - Source Mixer
14:45 - VCO
16:31 - VCF
20:14 - LFO
23:03 - Delay
26:29 - Keyboard
27:04 - Sequencer
32:47 - Creating a Sequence
33:24 - Step Probability
34:07 - Step Repeat
34:52 - Step Delay
35:23 - Step Gate
36:10 - Step Accent
36:45 - Step Copy
37:16 - Automations
39:39 - Saving & Recalling
40:39 - Song Mode
43:28 - Conclusion
43:36 - Thanks!"

Moog Grandmother & Eventide Timefactor

Published on Aug 4, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Grandmother synthesiser through the Timefactor delay. Audio recorded direct with no processing."

Moog Grandmother Demos by Sequenox

Published on Aug 3, 2018 Sequenox

Moog Grandmother Sample and Hold
Moog Grandmother Noise with S+H
Moog Grandmother Arpeggiator
Moog Grandmother Spring Reverb Ambient
Moog Grandmother +Benjolin Drone Ambient
Moog Grandmother High Pass Filter Tones

Patch n Tweak

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