MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Folsom Prison Blues - Gil Trythall (1970) Moog Synthesizer - First Track to Feature a Moog Talkbox

See the update in this post.

Dave Smith Prophet REV2 Custom and Factory sounds

Published on Aug 13, 2018 synthartist69

"My custom sounds were edited from the factory presets. The Van Halen Jump sound and about 15 others are edits..."

Acid Dub with 3x 303, RYTM, TR-08: 303030303030303

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Honeysmack

"A piece I did recently for ICMC2018 titled 303030303030300303.

Gear in use:
Roland TB-303
Roland TB-303 Devilfish modified
Roland TB-03
Roland TR-08
Elektron Analog RYTM MkI
Elektron Analog Heat MkI
Mackie 1202
Eventide Space
Boss RE-20

Recorded as a single take, no post, no worries. "

Hyve Synthesizer

via this auction

"It’s really an awesome synth. Touch capacity controls pan, 60 note poly square synth. US only, comes w walnut case, battery case, tuning pin, and neoprene custom case."

Access Virus A - Desktop Synthesizer SN D19903728

via this auction

Yamaha DX9 FM Synthesizer w/ Aphex Twin Sound Set Loaded SN 6175

via this auction

"Original Yamaha dx9 synth in good useable condition with a few marks commensurate with its age . This has had an aphex twin sound set loaded onto bank B ( I believe this was one of his earliest synths - not this actual one though!!)"

Proteus/1 with Polara, Obscura, and Nautila

Published on Aug 13, 2018 SynthMania

"Seven themes with E-mu Proteus/1 through three DigiTech pedals"

Electribe ES1 with Korg Volcas

Published on Aug 13, 2018 rudeog Shuttle System (2)

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Jae Ryan

"Same as shuttle system 1 patch except more manual modulation and wayyyy more reverb."

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With the OB-6 and Holly Jamieson of MONOWHALES

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

"Holly Jamieson has been an active member of the Toronto Indie Rock scene since her work with Wide Eyed Tour Guide back in 2010. A self-taught piano-player-turned-synth-player, Holly has quite a varied musical background, ranging from classical violin to a Bachelor of Music in Voice. Yet despite her training in multiple disciplines, nothing grabbed Holly as much as working with synthesizers. In 2012 she joined MONOWHALES (formerly Ginger Ale & The Monowhales) as the synth player and backup vocalist. In 2016, MONOWHALES garnered attention when the music video for their single Home went viral, receiving over a million views. Holly and the band followed this up with the single Take It Back, which climbed to number 25 on the Canadian Alternative Rock Chart. Their most recent EP Control Freak is where Holly expands her approach to include synth bass, which is featured on most tracks on the EP. Holly has always loved performing with MONOWHALES and has performed alongside bands such as Matt & Kim, The Beaches, The Pack AD, and Coleman Hell. Holly’s most recent personal project has involved combining her love of synthesis with an interest in 3D printing. This has led her to study engineering, synth design, and 3D design."

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

Knobcon Guest of Honor Announced & Discount Tickets

via Knobcon news where you can find discount tickets.

"We are pleased to announce our guest of honor for this year is Gil Trythall.

Gil TrythallGil was responsible for one of the most unique contributions of the Moog records craze of the late 1960s. His Switched-On Nashville album is singular among Moog-driven pop records due to both its country and bluegrass source material and the total focus on the Moog synthesiser itself, in contrast with its contemporaries’ method of combining the system with traditional session instrumentalists. But he didn’t stop there. His textbook, Principles and Practice of Electronic Music, is one of the few books that elegantly bridges the worlds of tape music and voltage control synthesis.

Join us Saturday Evening for our annual Golden Knob banquet featuring our esteemed guest of honor Gil Trythall. Enjoy live music by the Knobcon Supper Club All Stars featuring Ed & Judy Howard and Cory Flanigan.

The $50 admission is an add-on to your Knobcon ticket and includes a catered buffet with vegetarian options, and each ticket is an entry into the door prize drawings."

Update via Suit & Tie Guy in the comments:

"Here's a great track from Switched-On Country (Nashville Gold). It's a cover of 'Folsom Prison Blues' which also happens to be the earliest known recording of Moog through a talkbox. I'll leave the details to his appearance at Knobcon!:"

Folsom Prison Blues - Gil Trythall (1970) Moog Synthesizer

Published on May 24, 2009 minutegongcoughs


If 'The Ledge' Legendary Stardust Cowboy is 'Cow Punk' then Gil is Stetson Techno.

This is a strange odyssey take using the Moog Synthesizer. Gil was a techno expert tutor."

Building a Patch on the OB-6

Published on Aug 13, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Starting from scratch, we build a patch! This is Patch from Scratch™ Episode 1"

Up From Down: Electronic Feedback Explorations - on the Elby Designs' EuroSerge

"I was asked to compose/perform a modular synthesizer piece for a 50th-year celebration of the film 2001 a Space Oddessy to take place in Santa Cruz CA. It was a sound representation of astronaut Dave Bowman piloting a shuttle through the Stargate to Jupiter. It was done by controlling feedback through an analog modular synthesizer. It is intended to evoke the nearly out of control energy involved in space flight. These are nine related feedback explorations developed in preparation.

released August 11, 2018

Composed/performed by Doug Lynner

Recorded live in-studio.

Instruments: Elby Designs' EuroSerge

all rights reserved"

AKAI AX80 8 voice polyphonic analogue synth

via this auction

Verbos Multi-Delay Processor Module

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Perfect Circuit Audio

"The Verbos Electronics Multi-Delay Processor is a multi-tap delay with 8 taps. The Multi-Delay Processor has many modularized features including individual outputs and envelope followers for each tap as well as a mix output with adjustable levels and preconfigured mix outputs. It will also pass triggers through so you can use it as an odd trigger sequencer, the 3rd part of this video shows this technique triggering a plonk.

Available here:"

Supporting MATRIXSYNTH members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit Audio!

Honking & squawking: Make Noise modular (& a couple of other modules)

Published on Aug 13, 2018 junklight

"I dismantled my entire studio at the weekend - spring cleaning after 6 years of accumulated, well everything from instruments to dirt.

Its going to be a few days before I start reassembling - I need to plan out what I want and I've ordered a new desk so I have more space. But - I can't manage that long without making music so this is just modular, straight into the laptop.....

All Make Noise apart from: Branches, A Doepfer mixer and my trust wasp filter"

Modular Meets - Leeds 2018 - Day 1 Montage

Published on Aug 13, 2018 GEOSynths

"Lots and Lots of Modular Synths on show at the 2018 Modular Meets in Leeds. Huge variety of Modules were patched in and turned on for people of all ages to try out and see (hear)."

SynthArk Hardware Synth Programmers

SynthArk currently has controllers for the Roland Alpha Juno line (Juno-1, Juno-2, MKS-50), the Emu Proteus line (Proteus 1-3, MPS), DW line (DW-6000, DW-8000), and DSS1, and the Yamaha DX11 and TX81z.

via SynthArk:

"We are currently designing MIDI SysEx programmers for various vintage synthesizers. The programmer panels are designed to work with Eurorack cases and our custom MIDI controllers. Programmer panels ship in a slanted acrylic case, unless specified otherwise. 3U rack frames are also available."

Twin Peaks // Main Theme - Angelo Badalamenti [Lo-Fi Synth Cover]

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Ace Waters

"Been wanting to return to this ost for a while. Always fun to return to Angelo Badalamenti's iconic soundtrack. Enjoy."

Kurzweil K2000RS Rack Synthesizer and Sampler SN 22931202591

via this auction

"OS is version 3.87. Unit is fully functional and in near perfect cosmetic condition with only minor scratches from being racked as one would expect. The LCD screen is rather dim but still readable. Unit comes with original manuals and power cord."

Novation Ultranova Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Yocto Drum Machine Roland TR-808 Clone

via this auction

"Prepare your subs and warn your neighbors because this 808 clone brings the bass! This is a Yocto TR-808 clone that faithfully reproduces the original circuits with all period-appropriate components. A full size replica with plenty to tweak and play in real time, the Yocto is the best way to get legit analog 808 drums in your setup (besides selling organs to afford the real deal). The machine is well built in a metal case and works flawlessly."

YAMAHA DX200 FM Desktop Synthesizer SN HK01262

via this auction


Published on Aug 13, 2018 LESINDES

KORG Gadget Chiang Mai Variable Phase Mod (FM) Synthesizer Sound Demo

Published on Aug 13, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"KORG Gadget Chiang Mai is a variable phase modulation Synthesizer.
or let say a very easy-to-use FM Synthesizer. Here is a sound demo of the Chiang Mai Synthesizer."

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Blade Runner Blues lead demo

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Paul Schilling

"demo of the patch I created for Arturia's CS-80V.

The Blade Runner Blues lead / harmonica patch is one of the most expressive patches Vangelis ever did on the CS-80. Among other things it features sensitive and fine-tuned velocity and aftertouch response, with quite different settings for each of the two synth lines. Since it is not directly derived from the CS-80's preset buttons, as many of his other go-to patches were, and especially because it has so many expressive nuances, it is not a straightforward patch to recreate.

After many hours of fine-tuning every possible parameter on the CS-80V3 and much A/B comparison, this is the closest I have gotten. The pad background was created with the Roland VP-03 strings to emulate Vangelis' gorgeous VP330, and some Rhodes flourishes were added."

Sbranvlztronics Arduino Clock Divider Logic Thing preview

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Sbranvlztronics

"First test of the Arduino Clock Divider Logic Thing module. The thing is driving a Roland SC55 via MIDI (drums and slap bass), and the ADSRs of two analog synth voices (VCO VCF VCA ADSR) on the Matrix II Analog Synth. Pitches for the analog synth are derived from the CV Quantizer (to the right in the video). The drum kit pieces are controlled by the 8 logic outputs from the Arduino Clock Divider Logic Thing."


Published on Aug 13, 2018 Omri Cohen

"After sharing my video on strumming in VCV Rack [below], I got a few requests to develop the last patch in the video, so here it is. I changed the bass part a bit and added some more melodies using two Palm-Loop oscillators."

Strumming in VCV Rack

Published on Aug 7, 2018 Omri Cohen

"In this video, I show a few ideas of how to achieve a strumming effect in VCV Rack. I start with using the Signal Delay module from AS, then with using Clocked from Impromptu Modular, and then with using Strummer from Nysthi.
Here are all the different patches -"

Too hot for a studio tour: let's make a chilled beat instead ( with Deluge and Pyramid

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Olivier Ozoux

Check out the grass! That's a refreshing setup. Nice mellow track.

"I was going to publish a video about my updated studio, but it's too hot here, the AC is broken, so I decided to publish a chilled beat to help us cooldown.

This track is based on my first jam with the Synthstrom Deluge [posted here] reworked to use the entire studio ( yes, I'll edit the tour video next )

Squarp Pyramid: sequences all the things
Synthstrom Deluge: sampled drums and percussions
MFB Tanzbar Lite: analog drums
Preen FM2: Bass and more
Waldorf Blofeld: Ambient Pads
Audiothingies MicroMonsta: Keys
Dreadbox NYX: lead ( modulated by the ANTS! LFO)
Bastl Instruments MicroGranny: vocals processed by THYME"

A relaxed music item played on Yamaha SY-1 and Elka EP-8

Published on Aug 13, 2018 organfairy

"No further description necessary....."

Roland SH01A & Boss DF2 Super Feedbacker & Distortion

Published on Aug 13, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sequence on the SH01A synthesiser through the DF2 distortion.

No further processing except normalisation."

Introduction to Repro-5

Published on Aug 13, 2018 uheplugins

"Dan Worrall introduces Repro-5…

Repro-5 is the big brother of our monophonic Repro-1, and they are bundled together as 'Repro'. With a similar design and sonic DNA, they have a lot in common. While retaining the authentic analogue sound, Repro-5 introduces several new flavours, most notably 8-voice polyphony: Perfect for lush chords or massive unison leads!"

You can find previous posts featuring Repro-5 here.

Roland D-05 & an old D-50 patch revisited

Published on Aug 13, 2018 DreamsOfWires

"This won't be of interest to everyone, musically or otherwise, and I tend not to go into personal details in my video descriptions, but for this one I'll make an exception: In 2011 I owned an original D-50 for a while, and some of the patches I created for it are among my earliest videos on this channel. I'd not long discovered that my father, who I lived with, had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was only 60. It was the night before what I knew would be his final birthday and I had a blank birthday card in front of me. I thought 'what can I possibly write to a dying man?' I was too distraught to write anything. Then, for whatever reason, I switched on the D-50 and tinkered around on a patch I'd just created for it. I found the result comforting somehow, so I recorded it right there. I then uploaded a video containing that recording shortly after, and it's remained on my channel ever since.

It's quite unremarkable as a piece of music, and I never told the story behind it to anyone until now, but it's of personal value to me, and this channel has become much more personal to me since that time, both in the music I make for it, and because of the words of support and encouragement I've received on here over the last few years, so I feel able to share it. From innocent beginnings this channel has gradually become much more than I'd imagined it would.

When the D-05 was released I immediately thought of my old D-50 patches, which I'd backed up to a sysex file, and wanted to revisit them, along with this recording. I used the D-50 Librarian app on a PC back in the day, which also works with the D-05 and allowed me to upload these old patches to it. I'll make some more videos with the instrument soon I expect.

Location video is of Long Beach, CA and some other beach/pier south of LA.
Recorded into AUM on an iPad. No external effects, just pure D-05."

AE Modular-Tangible waves & Raumzeitmaschine Tube Reverb-Tegeler Audio Manufaktur crazy tube warmth

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi everyone !!!
I have a new movie showing AE Modular from tangible waves a small cheap modular system with a very interesting Raumzeitmaschine tube reverb from Tegeler Audio Manufaktur
This shows how well the sound of AE Modular in a studio environment, despite the fact that it is a small-still developing module project is great.
Tube Reverb is also honey for the ears and developed by the German company Tegeler shows the high level of this equipment that is able to raise the sound a lot to enjoy our ear with the sound of a tube.
Check this setup yourself!!!
For me sound is crazy!!!"

Brandon Coleman Sessions: #5 "Cinematic"

Published on Aug 13, 2018 NordKeyboards

"This excellent fifth episode of the Brandon Coleman Sessions features a number of creative atmospheric pieces created on the Nord Stage 3, including Morgan Ågren on drums. All patches are available for free at! #iseenord

We invited the excellent keyboardist/producer Brandon Coleman (Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino) to Stockholm for this exclusive video session. The Brandon Coleman Sessions was filmed in Stockholm March 2018 and contain six brilliant episodes based on his Signature Sound Bank for the Nord Stage 3. #iseenord

Download the Brandon Coleman Sound Bank for free:"

The Hunted Eyes (Ambient Eurorack Modular synthesizer Jam)

Published on Aug 13, 2018 sector

"Live dub tech ambient Session using Eurorack Modular Erica Synths Pico System II + Blue Lantern Sir Mix Alot , Disting mk4 , Black Hole dsp. Recorded directly into the line in of a canon d600 with magic lantern."

Modularism 2 - Noises Off - 30 Tracks Showcasing the Sounds of the Modular Synthesiser

This one is in via supporting MATRIXSYNTH member, Cray of Vicmod Records, who is featured on the release. You can find a video, sample artist tracks and more at

"Welcome to Noises Off the second in the Modularism series. A collection of tracks devoted to the modular synthesizer and featuring 30 artist new to the collection.
In recent years we have seen a revitalisation and explosion of creativity in this area from both manufacturers and musicians – a return to these endlessly customisable, generative, idiosyncratic voltage controllable machines in order to create and perform music by a new generation, for a new generation.

In this edition we have ensured greater focus on
the use of modular instruments in creating the
music. The continuing journey to uncover more remarkable practitioners has so far involved rocking up a modular meets, countless hours of trawling the web and, social media platforms as well as following up all those priceless recommendations. The quest, from the point of conception, is to showcase the diverse spectrum of modular music and unending creative approaches by users of modular synthesis.

Law & Auder Records 
We are probably best known for our highly themed double CD compilations, “combining an ear for the experimental with a broad-ranging conceptual sweep” and featuring many of the finest electronic music producers. The label that brought you the “groundbreaking" Avantgardism Drum’n’bass, the “tantric-mantric”, East-Westercism collection, “exploring those moments where the mystic vibrations of Eastern scales and instrumental textures fuse with the complexities of digital music”, Minimalism, showcasing the new breed of stripped-down, experimental techno and electronica, the “moody, broody”, low frequency, experimental Female Of The Species featuring women in electronic music, as well as the Luke Vibert and BJ Cole collaborative exotica album, Stop The Panic.

Featured artists:-
Andrew Huang, Angle, Ardisson, Bachelard, Benge, Cray, Designed to Die, D’Voxx, Elizabeth Parker, Fragile Self, Finlay Shakespeare, Ghost Hunter, Hiatusk, Jade Rose, Kams, Ladyphase, Luke Killen, Martin Orman, Metamono, MonoPol, Nina Richards, Norman Phay, Oora, Patrizia Mattioli, Robin Vincent, SunFalls, Supersentient Intelligence Construct, Vile Electrodes, XponentOne, Zoë Blade

Compiled by Phil Dickson-Earle, 
Mastered by Ben
 “DivKid” Wilson, Cover Art & Design by Jonathan Barnbrook
, (p) & © Law & Auder Records 2018"

Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer - Music Demo Seven

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Polyend

"The last one from the series of Dreadbox & Polyend Medusa Hybrid Synthesizer music demos. All sounds besides the drums are made and recorded straight from Medusa's master audio output. No wavetables were harmed during the shot of this video.

The video, sound design and audio composition by Piotr Raczyński.
Recorded 11.07.2018 in Polyend HQ."

Previous demos.

First Patch - Jupiter 6 | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 13, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the Jupiter 6, an instrument by Roland used by the likes of Moby, ZZ Top and Vangelis."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

First Patch - Minimoog | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the miniMoog, an instrument by Moog used by the likes of Sun Ra, Giorgio Moroder and Gary Numan."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

First Patch - Moog Voyager | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the Voyager, an instrument by Moog used by the likes of Trent Reznor and J Dilla."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

First Patch - Roland SH-3A | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 12, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the SH-3A, an instrument by Roland used by the likes of the Human League."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

Serge VCFQ filters - 303 style :)

Published on Aug 13, 2018 batchas

"I don't have any TB303 in the studio anymore since a loooong time, but the VCFQ filter is not only very good when pingged, it's also a very cool filter.

Serge Paperface NTO sent into VCFQ filters.
Here I'm switching between the VCFQ on the Paperface system and the VCFQ on the STS system. Audible differences between the 2. Mostly Q (the resonance) is more drastic on the STS one."

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