MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Benjolin! [Episode 82]

Published on Aug 16, 2018 CatSynth TV

"In this video, we explore the Benjolin module from Epoch Modular.

'The benjolin is a multifunction synthesizer designed by Rob Hordijk. The module consists of four separate function blocks: two VCOs, a state variable filter and an additional circuit, invented by Hordijk himself, called a rungler. This particular arrangement emerged from his efforts to design a synthesizer that was, as he puts it, "bent by design". As such, the module functions according to principles of chaos theory, where short to long sputtering patterns spontaneously transform themselves, at times, gradually, at others, quite suddenly, morphing into new pattern doublings and bifurcations. '

More info can be found at

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Switched-On Wilton (Little Sonata)

Published on Aug 16, 2018 SynthMania

"Switched-On" style with modular
Little Sonata - by Charles Henry Wilton (1761—1832)

Switched-On SynthMania

Rhodes ARP Chroma 2103 Analog Keyboard Synthesizer SN 21030156

Update: new listing via this auction

"To say the Chroma sounds superb is an understatement. The flexibility, rawness, charm, and feel of the Chroma is magical. I purchased this in 2013 and had it repaired and upgraded with the new PSU and CPU (CC+).

Everything works and has been tested the night of this listing. That said, I can only sell the Chroma as-is. It’s enormous, heavy, and the voice cards can be finicky when moved in transit."


via this auction

"EMS SYNTHI AKS Classic Vintage Analog Synth. Pulled from a working environment. This unit is missing its cables so we are unable to test. This was received from a local college. I do not know anything about its history. Unit has some scratches on the outside of the case. Has a few scratches and a little wear on the board. Selling AS-IS."

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Vintage Analogue Synthesizer SN 002529

via this auction

Cool White Korg Microkorg S

via this auction

24-Tone Music - Synth Illustrations

24-Tone Music - Synth Illustrations 1 Published on Aug 16, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Obi keys/synth engine reprogrammed for 24-tone music. On of the greatest strength of synthesis is the ability to program alternate tuning systems. Not all hardware synths can do this, though. It is the preserve of only a few - and one of the strengths of DSI instruments and the OB6 i.e. creating and installing your own tuning system on the synth. Yes, acoustic instruments can recreate them - but there's the associated tuning/stability issues, not to mention accuracy of pitch across multiple strings etc.

I have quite a body of work RE alternate tuning systems. I'll possibly upload some actual music (as opposed to illustration-only) within these systems. If you look around on my channel you should find some 20-tone acoustic music samples.

Mathematically, all possible chords within any n-note division of the octave can be calculated. And if one has computational skills, they can computationally generate all possible chords. I have an mp3 file somewhere of every 24-tone chord. A very, very large mp3 file!

Of course - the chords don't have names - which is where my YouTube following could contribute. We can name them :))

'What is that chord called?'
'Oh, that's a Jeff chord.'
'Listen to this chord. It is called James Joyce Ulysses '

All good fun.

Quite a shame to think - given the technology we have - the majority of contemporary composers aren't exploring/creating their own tonal systems. Most universities/conservatoires only briefly mention alternate tuning systems as part of coursework. If it is mentioned at all. Such a waste.

Given there are an infinite number of notes between any two notes, every human being on the planet could have their own system of harmony. Then again, this kind of material is and likely always will be esoteric.

PS actually seeing what I'm doing is, I trust, better than simply hearing a computer play back audio samples. Hearing the scale on its own, followed by some chords at the end of the video is handy i.e. both melodic and harmonic illustrations.

Retraining the mind to perform 12-tone music on a 24-tone treatment of the keyboard is refreshing/slightly mind-warping! Any pianist feeling life is becoming a little easy/predictable should try it ;)

PPS - if I had four Obis, I could daisy-chain them and have 24-voice, 24-tone music. Maybe I should email Dave and tell him it is 'necessary for the furthering of music' that he send me a few spares. :)

All best"


Flatmouth’s cat

Published on Aug 15, 2018 jenamu6

"Darkbient track made on Ipad with Korg Gadget. Video was edited on Ipad with LumaFusion"

An Exercise for the Moog Model 15

Published on Aug 16, 2018 Moog Music Inc

"In this video, Max Ravitz synthesizes an exercise in sonic motion using his MPC 1000, eurorack, and the Moog Model 15 modular synthesizer.

Max Ravitz is an accomplished designer of sounds and composer of murky, melodic electronic music designed to elicit movement in the body. Performing under the solo moniker Patricia, Ravitz has released music through Opal Tapes, L.I.E.S. Records, Spectral Sound and Ghostly Intl.

Max Ravitz releases "Free Lunch", a new Patricia record, August 30th on Nona Records, with a series of international performances in support of the new work:

•Aug 18th - Waking Life Festival (Portugal)
•Aug 24th - Drugstore, Belgrade (Serbia)
•Aug 25th - Berlin Atonal Festival (Germany)
•Aug 31st - Concrete, Paris (France)"

MIGSI Trumpet and Serge Modular Synthesizer Improvisation

Published on Aug 16, 2018 Sarah Belle Reid

"Controlling the Serge modular synthesizer with MIGSI (Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface) for trumpet, built by Sarah Belle Reid and Ryan Gaston. Data captured by MIGSI is sent to a computer running Max/MSP (Cycling '74), then out to the Eurorack using the Expert Sleepers ES-8, and finally into a format converter to control the Serge.

This project and many like it are supported through my Patreon community:

Sarah Belle Reid is a Canadian performer-composer, active in the fields of electroacoustic trumpet performance, intermedia arts, music technology, and improvisation."

Synthrotek LPG | Modular Vignette Series

Published on Aug 16, 2018 File Transfer Protocol

"Showcasing the Synthrotek Dual Low Pass Gate in a piece entitled Shadow Dance. The lead textures are a combination of the new LPG, VCO, FOLD, and Quandrangle from the twisted team in Moscow Idaho. The vocal samples are running through ROBOTO, and the DS-M is throwing down support on the kick side of things. You want to check out the new LPG for some Buchla inspired tones, go to"

Ellitone Multi-Synth :: 25 Patches

Published on Aug 16, 2018 ellis tronics

via Etsy

"The Ellitone Multi-Synth is a budget-friendly synthesizer that can produce a wide variety of sounds thanks to its 7 selectable synthesis/operation modes.
Each of these 7 synthesis/operation modes utilize the instruments 4 knobs, 4 keys, and center patch bay in different ways.

One of the most important things to know about the Ellitone Multi-Synth is that it requires 0% knowledge of synthesizers or synthesis concepts to instantly pick up, patch, and play.
All that is required to master the operation of this electronic musical instrument is a experimentation.

Arp 2600 - Model 2601 Vintage Analog Modular Synth w/3620 Keyboard SN 0143

via this auction

"Classic vintage Arp 2600 analog semi-modular synthesizer with model 3620 keyboard in absolute museum quality condition. This synth was in climate controlled storage, and unused for over 25 years of its life. It has just had a complete refurbishing and had it's op amps upgraded by RetroLinear, and is absolutely 100% guaranteed to be in perfect operational condition. As you can see from the pictures, this synth is in immaculate cosmetic condition, with only the most minor of rub marks on the case. It's never been on tour, or used for any live performance. It even smells new! You won't find a cleaner or more perfectly functioning 2600 anywhere.

This is a model 2601 v1.0. Serial number 143. This version originally had op amps that didn't sound as good as earlier versions of the 2600, but they weren't as prone to mechanical problems. These have been replaced with upgraded op amps that combine reliability with the superior sound of the first models of the 2600. A complete listing of the recently completed overhaul is detailed below.

Remove key bed. Clean chassis, remove key bushings and replace with new. Correct geometry. Pull buss bars and springs. Clean keys and install 18 new standoffs. All tantalum caps replaced. All trim pots and sliders replaced. All flux removed and all the boards cleaned. All front panel jacks replaced. New wires installed where needed - most wires from harness saved. Noise generator power mod installed on board 5-1. Reverb gain mod installed on board 4-2. VCF mixer ac coupled mod installed on board 3. Ceramic capacitors audio mod installed on board 4-2. New power supply and sense lines installed. Audio path upgrade mod - replace all OP amps throughout. Calibrated and ground modified for reduced noise."

BIAS ROCKAKU-KUN EXD 5ch Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Micromoog SN 7230

via this auction

Korg Z1 Multi Oscillator Synthesizer MOSS SN 006253

via this auction


Published on Aug 16, 2018 LESINDES

"Tweaking a simple WAVETABLE in WALDORF QUANTUM. This is only 1 oscillator engaged."

Digitakt SRC page explained // Get the Basics

Published on Aug 16, 2018 Enrique Martinez

"A simple walk through of the Source page (aka src page) on the Digitakt."

Enrique Martinez Digitakt videos.

Critter & Guitari - Pocket Piano - Midiverse - TV

Published on Aug 16, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to be checking out the Pocket Piano from Critter & Guitari. Let's have a look.."

Moog Grandmother played around first contact

Published on Aug 16, 2018 Matthias plays

"Hi just got my hand on a Moog Grandmother and am very touched by the sound it creates. As well as the 70s look makes the feel alike. A great synth to play around with. It is capable of almost any sound you can think of in a analog domain mono ;)."

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol // 048 - Messy Patch

Published on Aug 16, 2018 DiscoverNoise

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Kilpatrick Audio Phenol 048-

I wanted to try a lot of modulation. Here is the result.


Side note: this video marks the 3 year anniversary of DiscoverNoise!

An Interview with David Burraston of noyzelab

You can find the full interview here.

"David Burraston (who also goes by Dave Noyze) may well be the only scientist and synthesist who lives five miles away from the nearest paved road. “We live on the farm where [my wife’s parents] were when they retired,” he explains. “We run a farm as well as the Wired Lab here. We’re in the middle of nowhere, and we’re not served by any amenities except electricity. We have to capture our own water, we have our own sewage and septic tank, we have to take our own rubbish to the tip. We don’t even get mail.” This is somewhat surprising for a man who obtained a Ph.D. for researching cellular automata and generative music, and famously conducted and independently released Syrobonkers!, the most technically comprehensive interview Aphex Twin ever gave."


AUGUST SESSIONS 4 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"Trying out my studio system together with the live system.

Studio System: Tiptop Audio FM bass patch: Z3000 #1 (triangle) modulated by Z3000 #2 (sine) -> MixZ -> Z2040 (VCA and Frequency modulated by 2x Z4000s, FM ammount modulated by Doepfer LFO)

-> Z-DSP (Time Fabrique #5). Sequenced and transposed with KeyStep

Live System:


ONE (snare sample), Snr808 -> Vermona VcDrive -> Toppobrillo Multifilter (HP) -> Tiptop Z2040 (LP)

Ma808, Tiptop ONE (Hat sample, running through a VCA for accents), Hats909 -> Roland Demora

TG ONE -> Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter modulated by Z4000 #3

Piston Honda -> R*S Variable Slope VCF (HP) -> Z2040 (LP) -> Make Noise LxD -> Z-DSP Mariana Trench (1)

Send FX: Z-DSP (Halls Of Valhalla), Chronoblob (Z2040 in feedback loop, WMD MMF HP on the output)

Sequenced with Circadian Rhythms, A-157 and Rot8"

Moog Grandmother & Roland RE501 Chorus Echo

Published on Aug 16, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist


Published on Aug 16, 2018 VintageShopVideo

GLvintageSHOP on eBay

IK Multimedia UNO SYNTH Analog Synthesizer Sound Demo | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Aug 16, 2018 SYNTH ANATOMY

"UNO SYNTH is the first analog Synthesizer from IK Multimedia. After my unboxing & first look video, it's now time for a first sound demo. More sounds coming soon!"

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Electro dub chillout with synthetic alien soul voice

Published on Aug 16, 2018 EA78751

"This is an electronic music track that demonstrates the sound of synthetic vocals created with analog modules under development at Rare Waves. Our website is"

First Patch - Roland TR-909 | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 15, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the TR 909, an instrument by Roland used by the likes of Derrick May, Bjork and Daft Punk."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

First Patch - Roland TR-606 | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 15, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the TR 606, an instrument by Roland used by the likes of Mr. Oizo, Aphex Twin and Autechre."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

First Patch - Roland TB-303 | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Aug 15, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"How to get started making music on the TB 303, an instrument by Roland that was essential to the development of acid house."

First Patch Red Bull Music Academy Videos

Patch n Tweak

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