MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

(OB6) "Pendulum" Etude

Published on Sep 28, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Difficult work, on a number of levels. I believe the score for this work is being published soon. If so, I'll also make sure the patch is available for anyone who purchases the sheet music. The title of this work refers to a number of features: electronic musicians will likely know the term 'pendulum' as a way of describing arpeggiator sequences (i.e. 'up-down' and 'down-up' sequences) - in the Classical world, these sequences are known as 'rolling arpeggios'. You'll see from the first phrase that the work is built on pendulum sequences. On a more aesthetic level: ring modulation plays a major role in the sound of this work. The ring mod creates a rather odd illusion of descending notes sounding like ascending sequences - hence also the use of the title 'pendulum'.

I'm creatively embracing the limitations of the instrument: I don't use 'limitation' here in a negative sense (everything has boundaries), but rather, in a positive sense. You'll see the piece utilises the full range of the Obi. Also - and at a musical level - I'm harnessing the 6-note polyphony as a creative feature. At c. 0:12 you'll hear the polyphony is causing the low note to be cut off when I reach the high note of the pendulum. If the Obi had 8-note polyphony, the composition would have been very different.

Mentally the most difficult section occurs at 1:02, where there are two independent pendulum sequences of different length played simultaneously. The LH is playing a 10-note sequence, with the highest note accented, whilst at the same time the RH is playing a 12-note sequence, with the lowest note accented. Therefore, the phasing drifts (obvious if you listen to where the accents occur). This is very different from standard piano writing where an accent usually falls on the same note for every sequence. Having two brains would make the task easier!

The sequences can be thought of as two Newton's cradles swinging, one larger than the other. Both are perfectly in sync with their own phase sequence - but the different phase lengths cause unusual 'drift'.

At the instrument level, the accented notes show off the OB6's touch sensitivity. It really is a wonderful instrument.

At 1:36 there are chromatically descending double-note runs in minor thirds in the RH (similar to the descending double thirds in Chopin's 24th Prelude). Here again you'll notice the pitch seems to be ascending in places i.e. the 'pendulum' effect.

The work fades out on the drift sequencing, after passing the 120-note point, i.e. the point where the phase sequencing of both hands returns to the 'zero' point of each sequence.

PS the OB6 is in my filming studio, hence the black background. I had two cameras set up as the performance vid may also be part of the score purchase, but for this YT upload, the single camera angle will suffice.

In terms of recording: no external processing - what you are hearing is a direct out from the Obi.

All best

Beatstep Pro &

Published on Sep 28, 2018 marsupialmicron

Seq A BSP controls DotCom modular/Rubber bass
Seq B BSP controls D-05/Harp Sound
Drum Sequencer controls Volca Sample
Bass is processed by the OP-1
Recorded on a Zoom H4N Pro
Hope you like it!

X1L3 - DDX - circuit bent Yamaha DD6 drum machine with midi

Published on Sep 28, 2018 X1L3

"Total conversion of a yamaha DD6 drum machine based on a kit.
Details below.......

Kits and fully modified units will be for sale when available.

Occasional updates on what's being built and when.

The kit turns what is more or less a toy into something of a work of art in terms of abstract glitch percussion and esoteric noise maker.

In stock form the machine has 99 preset rhythms and the four pads are triggered manually. The kit i've been working on opens this right up and takes it to a totally different level. The machine in the video here is being triggered from my DAW. There's also a yarns midi interface in my eurorack being used to provide midi to CV sequencing to both the pitch and the filter cut off on the DD. Some additional hi hat and clean percussion is bought in mid way to drive the track but otherwise it's all glitch and abstract drum work from the DD6. A nice example of combining the vanilla with something less ordinary :)

Included in the conversion are the following mods:

+ MIDI control added to pad triggering and control of the glitch matrix by means of note on/off gating over one octave.
+ Gate inputs to the four pads for triggering from gate/trigger capable gear such as a eurorack.
+ Cv control over pitch and filter cut off.
+ Ruiner - distortion and ringmod hybrid
+ Digital delay. Untethered to behave as a normal delay or as a circuit bent guitar pedal would behave. Self oscillation on feedback loop etc.
+ Low pass resonant filter with self oscillation.
+ 8 point rom glitch matrix

When available the kit will consist of panel, control and brainpcbs and a pre programmed chip for handling the midi. All of the smt passives will be pre soldered and the builder will need only to populate a small number of the parts count and wire it up to the target machine. A PDF how to will be available to guide you through this.

DDX kit will mod a DD6, 7 and 8 with the only changes being in the tracks that need to be cut on the DD and the locations in which the control wiring is to be soldered to the machine.

A kit to mod the DD11, 12 and 14 is also in the works and will appear at a later date,"

Basilimus Iteritas Magnus 5U mini demonstration

Published on Sep 28, 2018 alternatingbitmusic
Re-Published on Sep 29, 2018

"Thought I'd demonstrate this unit by Noise Engineering and how in additional to really wild and crazy stuff you can also create some rather tame yet still interesting rhythmic elements. All sound in this demo is from the B.I.M. module only, and it is run through an STG Mankato filter."

FVS 1 3 SEMs Audio 1

Published on Sep 28, 2018 Randy Piscione

"At the end of June 2018, after 40 years of waiting, I bought an Oberheim Four Voice. It was, to put it gently, in need of some work. This is the first time I have been able to hear 3 of the 4 SEMs sounding together. It's 3 1/2 minutes long of some sound and a slideshow of what I found when I got it home. SEM #2 is in Florida (on vacation?) with John from PM Foundations. Without his help, I would not have been able to do any of this."

Roland D05 / D50 INHALT Artist Bank Demo

Published on Sep 28, 2018 INHALTVIDEO

"Download the bank at:

64 patches for the Roland Boutique D-05 and vintage D-50 that traverse both classic and modern sounds not typically associated with the D-05/D-50. Meticulously sound designed and programmed to exude the clandestine and ethereal mood of L.A. Synthesis as well as a selection of drum, percussion, lead and bass sounds perfect for many styles of electronic music.

Conveniently loads into any User Bank on the Boutique D-05. Please note on a vintage D-50, this will overwrite any pre-existing User Bank patches. This is a raw demo showcasing only what's available on the D-05 / absolutely no additional post processing was used / all of the FX that you hear are directly from the built in D-05 FX engine."

Korg Microkorg custom sounds 9/28/18

Published on Sep 28, 2018 tblv9300

"30 new free presets can be downloaded here or here
Sounds recorded directly from synth to camera with no fx or processing."


Published on Sep 28, 2018 Malekko HeavyIndustry

"An LFO, or low frequency oscillator, sends control voltage out in the shape of a waveform. The Quad LFO available shapes include sine, ramp, saw, triangle and pulse and moves through these shapes using the SHAPE slider. You can send these 4 distinct LFOs directly out or to other modules for frequency modulation, VCA control, filter control, etc.

What makes this Quad LFO module different is that it also includes a 16 step automation sequencer for each channel, as well as autosave or expanded preset functions when used in conjunction with Varigate 4+ and Varigate 8+.

To create a sequence of automation for an LFO, select a channel and then hold the RECORD button and move the sliders for Frequency, Phase, Shape, Distort and Level and those slider movements will play back automatically as the Quad LFO cycles through the sequence. This sequencing feature allows for a multitude of dynamic possibilities for live performance and recording.

Set each LFO to trigger via one of the 4 individual gate inputs, or set channels 2 through 4 to follow channel 1 for quadrature and phase modulation. Change the direction of each channel of sequenced automation to Forward, Reverse, Pendulum or Random. Switch the playback speed and style between Fast, Slow or Tempo Sync. There are also inputs for both Clock and Reset.

Features include:

-4 LFO generators, each with it’s own individual output
-Distortion types: FOLD, BIT CRUSH, NOISE
-16 steps of automation recording for LFO settings per channel (& Clear Automation function)
-Set each LFO to follow or trigger via one of the 4 gate inputs
-Forward, Reverse, Pendulum and Random switch for sequenced automation direction.
-Autosave stand-alone or save up to 16 presets with Varigate 4+ and 100 with Varigate 8+
-Switch between Fast, Slow or Tempo Sync per LFO
-Clock in
-Reset in


Roland Jupiter 6 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

"Here is my cream of the crop Roland Jupiter 6. I bought this in Dallas, Texas several years ago. It was bought brand new for a 14 year old little girl who was taking piano lessons. She played it a few times and then it was stored in the closet until I purchased it. It is in excellent condition. Super clean. The key pressure still feels brand new!"

Schlappi Engineering Angle Grinder Eurorack Module

Angle Grinder eurorack module demo (the basics) Published on Sep 24, 2018 SCHLAPPI ENGINEERING

"An introduction to the basics of the Schlappi Engineering Angle Grinder eurorack synthesizer module. It is an all analog quadrature VCO and waveshaper module, more details can be found at: Other companies modules used include: Make Noise Maths, VPME Zeroscope"

via Schlappi Engineering

"Angle Grinder is a quadrature sine wave oscillator, filter, and distortion effect.
The SPIN section is a quadrature sine wave oscillator. The GRIND section compares each phase against the input signal, then subtracts the resulting square waves from the input signal. If the spin section is either damped enough or enough signal is fed into it from the GRIND section then it will stop oscillating and become a state variable filter.

The Angle Grinder tracks volts per octave and can be used as a sine wave oscillator with voltage control over harmonic content available at the GRIND OUT. With no input it’s four phase related sine outputs (0°, 90°, 180°, and 270°) remain clean from 0.1Hz to over 20kHz and are suitable for quad panning or XY applications.

With an input signal applied the GRIND out ranges from quadrature pulse width modulation (at LFO rate) to sync-like metallic tones (at audio rate). When GRIND is fed into the SPIN then it becomes a nonlinear feedback network with the faders and corresponding CV inputs providing instinctive control over phase cancellation, oscillation, and distortion. The four phase related outputs will become low pass, band pass, high pass, and inverted band pass filter outputs.

The function of the Angle Grinder depends on both the position of the knobs and the presence of an input signal.

Quadrature Sine wave VCO with four phase related outputs: 0°, 90°, 180°, 270°
HIGH range from 10Hz to over 20kHz
LOW range from 0.1Hz to over 500Hz
Tracks volts per octave at the V/OCT input
FM1 is selectable linear or exponential FM via jumper on back
FM2 is additional exponential V/OCT jack
With no input GRIND section provides voltage controlled harmonic content
With input GRIND section compares each phase against GRIND IN signal

Reaktor Midi Reich Seq + Prophet 12

Published on Sep 28, 2018 BoBSwanS

"A quick test of this new midi sequencer in the Reaktor User Library

Midi Reich

Many thanks to the creator Wilfried Thierry because its really good fun.

Here i am running 2 Patches on my Prophet 12 using Layers A + B
with 2 instances of Midi Reich, Layer A is routed through a nice Formant reverb preset in Audiority Xenoverb and Layer B is running through 2C Audio Breeze 2 and UA's Spec ops
All Synth sounds are tweeked manually during the recording"

TEST SERIES Ciat Lonbarde Ieaskul F. Mobenthey Eurorack Modules

Published on Sep 28, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.
Please consider supporting this channel by purchasing a sample pack or music download from"

5U Manis Iteritas Magnus And Basimilus Iteritas Magnus

Published on Sep 28, 2018 Perfect Circuit

"Noise Engineering now has 5U versions of their Manis Iteritas and Basimilus Iteritas, the Magnus versions, the Magni? The Basimilus Iteritas Magnus also has a free running oscillator drone mode, so as you can see from the second part of this video these make great noisy drone synths as well as full drum or synth voices when used in trigger mode.

Basimilus Iteritas Magnus available here:
Manis Iteritas Magnus available here:"

Supporting MATRIXSYNTH members get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Blck_Noir DPO and Arpitecht: Blank Money

Published on Sep 28, 2018 Miles Briand

Quadruple theremin test for Horsham Americarna

Published on Sep 28, 2018 The Mad Music Machine

"A very quick test of the setup we will be taking to Horsham Americarna.

4 Theremins that the public will be encourage to try out. One pair control the E352 (Frequency and Waveshape) and the other the E370 Frequency & Delay."

NOVATION BASS STATION 2 with Synth Mike - Sound Design Pt. 2

Published on Sep 28, 2018 Synth Mike

Gear Used

Bass Station 2
Roland GO:Mixer
Electribe 2 Sampler


How to make a beat on the TR-8S

Published on Sep 28, 2018 BoBeats

"In todays video I show you how to make a beat on the TR-8S.

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TG x5 .5

TG x5 .5 from Station 252 on Vimeo.

"The last video in the TG x5 series.

3x regular ONEs, one ONE prototype and a TG ONE. 2x TG01 samples, 3x TG02 samples. Lots of processing> including 3x Tiptop Z-DSPs (Valhalla Shimmer, Tape Echo, E-Verb), Future Sound Systems TG 03 and TG04 Gristleizer modules, Serge Resonant EQ, Tyme Sefari MK2, a bunch of Tiptop Z2040s, Bubblesound SEM20, Doepfer A-124, Serge VSVCF, Make Noise Erbe-Verb, Roland Scooper and more.

Sequenced using 2x Circadian Rhythms"

Last day (Decay Study III)

Published on Sep 27, 2018 UncertainMusicCorps

"A rather minimalist exploration of the variable rate delay in the Parasites firmware for MI Warps.
The delay is (deliberately) lo-fi and, with long, slow 'tape speeds' settings distresses the incoming audio in a very lovely way.
Just 2 voices in play. A simple FM voice is fed into the delay via the touchpad on the ribbon controller. And Drone Commander provides some low level textural background.

If you want to hear all the colouration of the delay line, you'll probably need headphones.

An alternative take in uncompressed format is available from my Soundcloud page here"

October (Reface DX,PO-33,PO-16,Strymon BigSky,Zoom MS100-BT)

Published on Sep 28, 2018 Floyd Steinberg

"A short piece recorded "live" to my R24 (three stereo tracks recorded one after the other). I sampled my piano and an orchestra for the pad/ambient sounds and played a bass drone and rhodes on the DX. All Instruments routed through the MS100BT and Strymon BigSky."

Matthew Bourne live with Memorymoog & Minimoog Model D // Headrow House Leeds 2017 Modular Meets

Published on Sep 28, 2018 DivKidVideo

"Here's a live performance from Matthew Bourne captured at Headrow House in Leeds at an event held in association with Modular Meets and Super Friends with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith headline (I don't have that performance to share).

Matthew was performing with a Moog Memorymoog and Minimoog Model D as well as a Roland Space Echo under his mixer. Stripped back and simple with both synths "played" like a piano/keyboard as opposed to sequenced and sampled in a studio.

Grab Matthew's fantastic 'moogmemory' album here -"

deadmau5 - 4ware (BARx Remix) [Music Video]

Published on Sep 28, 2018 BARxMusic

"Free Download -

I always told myself that I would never remix a deadmau5 song, because I didn't want to ruin it. However, I decided to finally "ruin" one of my favorites, 4ware! Went with a downtempo 80s synthwave feel on this one; hope you enjoy!

Hardware used in this video: Korg Minilogue, Behringer Model D, Arturia Keystep, Novation Launchpad, Yamaha YPG-635.

In addition to the synths listed above, I also used some software synths including Korg's M1 emulation, Sylenth, and Dexed."

Muse - The Dark Side (Full Instrumental Cover) MMO Karaoke

Published on Sep 28, 2018 Polypumpkins

Some synth spotting.

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Vintage Roland System 100m Modular Synthesizer Module 150 Ring Mod

via this auction

Cheetah MS-6 Analog Poly Synthesizer W/ MAAD Upgrade SN 1014J

via this auction

"These are rather rare. Similar to the Oberheim Matrix1000 the MS-6 differs in sound and function quite a bit. 6 part multi timbrel means you can make it perform 6 different mono synths much like the Sequential SixTrak. Cheetah synthesizers recently got a light shed on them thanks to Aphex Twin in a recent album entitled 'Cheetah'. [note that synth was Cheetah's MS800]

This synth was recently serviced, nee internal battery, new MAAD firmware installed (google search it and you’ll find the page with upgrade info) which drastically expands its CC controllability for easier editing and fixes some known bugs.

Like most of the cheetah rack synths they suffered from poor paint quality and has a little bit of rust here and there. Doesn’t effect the synths performance/functionality."

Novation KS4 Virtual Analog Synthesizer With Custom Wood Panels

via this auction

"Multi-timbral 4 part virtual analog poly synth from the UK.

If you like that fat old school warm liquid Roland Juno sound this synth delivers!

An amazing pad machine but it can do organs, e-pianos, synth basses, crazy efx and it has some sampled drums.

Plus you can have separate effects on each of the 4 channels! Super hands on editing real time on the fly no menu diving!!"

Ketron SD1000 Professional Sound Module Demo (AJAMsonic)

Published on Sep 28, 2018 In The Mix

"This video features various sounds and instruments from Ketron SD1000 Professional sound module. All sounds in this video come from the SD1000."

via Ketron

"The SD1000 is the first hardware sound module at this price point that integrates both audio and MIDI sequences! Our advanced technology packs stunning sounds in a pocket-size unit.

The SD1000 is the studio artist’s dream come true. Now you can instantly access over 500 professional sounds — the same sounds in other Ketron products (the AUDYA and Midjay Pro.)
Audio Loops and New Sounds

In addition to standard General MIDI sounds, the SD1000 contains other sound banks with many conventional families such as Pianos, Strings, Sax, Brass, etc. The top feature of the SD1000 compared to other sound modules is the large number of audio loops and drum loops which can be downloaded free of charge at

One Small Synth, Ep. 7: PO-20 Arcade

Published on Sep 28, 2018 Aidan Burns-Fulkerson

"This is the seventh installment in a micro-series diving deep into my collection of very small synthesizers. Each episode will explore one little music machine. There will be no talking, just music or noise, depending on the synth in question and your personal taste in sound.

Today we admire the PO-20 Arcade by Teenage Engineering and Cheap Monday. This lil guy comes from the second range of Pocket Operators, and was the first PO to offer real chainable chords. Many of the sounds are defined based on the selected chords even when the droning is turned down to zero. This PO allows 16 sound polyphony, and given the variety of sounds onboard, it can make sweet, complete music all on its own. The sounds all come from an 8-Bit palette and the effects add to the mix with several glitchy repeat options, several solo options, filters, and a little arpeggio that sounds like Mario just picked up a whole ton of coins. The best way to appreciate this machine is to play it live and mess around with all the effects. Enjoy the tiny show!

Let me know if there’s a particular synth you’d like to hear, and I’ll add it to the short list for future episodes. Enjoy!"

Linnstrument + Micromonsta

Published on Sep 28, 2018 ljs8888


Published on Sep 28, 2018 Alba Ecstasy

"OK. Not the same impression #Behringer #DeepMind12 left me with, last year, when I created the first patches for it (see below). #DeepMind6 is same thing as DM12, but probably the last updates made it stronger, and the sound it's more rich in low-end and it spreads its harmonics very nice (although the keys give me the feelings that they can broke any minute - even one C key stuck a little bit on the first day).
What you hear is what you get from the Behringer DeepMind 6/12. No EQ or external effects were added.
This patch is one of the new sound set I'm creating it, and it will be available on:"

Shelly's Granular Convolver

Published on Sep 28, 2018 Red Bull Music Academy

"RBMA participants share their thoughts and ideas about the Granular Convolver, an instrument specially designed for the 20th anniversary edition of the Red Bull Music Academy."


Shelly's Granular Convolver Unboxing | Red Bull Music Academy
Shelly Granular Convolver Jam | Red Bull Music Academy
OG Lullabies demonstrates the Granular Convolver | Red Bull Music Academy
similarobjects demonstrates the Granular Convolver | Red Bull Music Academy
Akkor demonstrates the Granular Convolver | Red Bull Music Academy

Demo :: Quadraverb on Drum Machine + Synth (Aphex Riff)

Published on Sep 28, 2018 SOLON Music

"Demo of Alesis Quadraverb presets on Roland TR8 and Yamaha Reface CS. Riff from 'Ageispolis' by Aphex Twin (Selected Ambient Works 85-92). 7 presets demo'ed:


Chose these presets because they worked well with the riff used and demonstrate a wide variety of the sounds that the unit can produce. I also consciously ordered the presets so that there are significant differences with each change - to make it easier to hear each preset afresh.


About SOLON:

Producer of meditative electronic music. Founder & DJ, The Future Sound of Yoga. Explorer of the magic in vintage & modern audio gear."

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