MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Florescent Dream // Novation Peak + Elektron Digitone

Published on Oct 21, 2018 r beny

"A dream of blooms. Live and extended version of the track Florescent Dream from my new album Eistla. Available at if that's yr jam.

Arturia Keystep playing Novation Peak arp and Elektron Digitone pads through Boss DD-500.

The album version is 3 different Peak patches recorded to cassette and a field recording chopped up by the Make Noise Morphagene. This version features the main arp patch on the Peak, and a variation of one of the other Peak patches recreated on the Digitone. There is also a new Digitone part added to add some low end.

DD-500 is used to create feedback textures. It is seriously a beautiful pedal (it reminds me of the Analog Heat, in that there are several algorithms to choose from, but there are a lot of options to customize the patch within each algorithm. Except the 500 goes way way way deeper than the Heat). For this video I am running everything through 2 custom patches in parallel."

Robotspeak 16th Anniversary Show [Episode 88]

Published on Oct 21, 2018 CatSynth TV

"ROBOTSPEAk, San Francisco's premier location for all things synth, is celebrating its 16th Anniversary. From Steve Taormina:
"16 years? What? Yes!! Back on October 1st 2002, myself and Alan Stewart (after setting up, cleaning, ordering and everything there is to start a business throughout all of September 2002), opened up this now world renown shop to the public! "

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Your Support of the only Local (exclusively) Modular Analog Synth dealer in Northern California (ROBOTSPEAK) is as always, appreciated and necessary!"

Stakker Humanoid mangled by Octatrack

Published on Oct 21, 2018 Honeysmack

"Stakker Humanoid sampled loop mangled by Octatrack with help from a TB303 and TB03."

Modcan A Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Korg Trident MK1 Analog Polyphonic 8 Voice Synthesizer w/ Spare Oscillator Board

via this auction

SN 330198

"Korg’s masterpeice and flagship model the more lush and rare KorgTrident MK1. This outstanding synthesizer received a complete overhaul and refurbishment. It was fully serviced and calibrated by an amazing tech in Austin, TX. Power supply re-built (this is the US voltage version), capacitors, diodes, etc... replaced at spec where needed. All keys, contacts, switches, inputs, outputs and knobs meticulously cleaned. New battery installed (this did not have any battery leak). Everything is working beautifully. It’s sounds can’t be compared to any other synth. It exudes pure analog heaven!"

Roland JV80 Custom 80's Sounds

Published on Oct 21, 2018 synthartist69

"In this video I am playing the Roland JV80. I actually bought this synthesizer brand new in 1992 when it first came out. Amazingly, after playing probably at least 500 gigs or more, it still looks brand new. What sold me on it was the acoustic guitar patches and it had a very good piano for that time period. It was my go to synth then and still is today during live shows. I had to learn to program it because I played a lot of 80's music back then and this was basically all I had. It was tough to create 80's patches with this keyboard. The factory synthbrass sounds were awful!! But somehow, I managed to create a really good Van Halen synth patch and used it for a ton of songs we did back then. I also have the big brother.. Roland JV1000... two synths that I will likely never part with."

The Folktek Collection vol. 2 - instruments for Kontakt

Published on Oct 21, 2018 Sir Folktek

"Download Vol. 2 via

Years after the release of the Folktek Collection, we've finally put our all into making a new, sizable collection of instruments designed for Kontakt. Recorded and designed by Big Pauper with Arius Blaze in the depths of the impossible box (the studio of Arius Blaze), this collection features new Folktek works as well as old. With Folktek's venture into the eurorack realm we were capable of exploring a new range of possibilities - Sending anything and everything through all the pathways we've had at our fingertips. Then we took our recordings and cut records in house or our record lathe, or recorded to tape to add layers of delicious, unique lo-fi character.

This collection goes in a new direction with a focus of creating deep, rich, layered atmospherics. A blend of High fidelity richness with layers of lofi crafted using dubplates and tape, all easily mixed and blended as you like within Kontakt. We've also added visual elements to the instruments, featuring custom the animations of BPMC.."

SundaySynth #19 : Sequential OB-6 Effectology

Published on Oct 20, 2018 Khoral Central

"Sequential OB-6 patch with a (sampled) Univox SR95 beat."

Sacred Synthesis Improvisations 86 & 87 for Prophet '08 & Poly Evolver Keyboard

Improvisation #87 for Prophet '08 Published on Oct 20, 2018 Sacred Synthesis

"This is a second piece based on the same ideas as #86 below, only using an analog string patch, rather than a digital pad. All the music was played on a single Prophet '08 Keyboard, supplemented by a P'08 Module. The bass was produced on a second P'08 Module. So, 100% Prophet '08!

DSI Prophet '08 Keyboard
DSI Prophet '08 Module

Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard
DSI Prophet '08 Module

Lexicon MX300 for reverb

Performed live and recorded directly to a Tascam CD-RW900 Mk II.


Improvisation #86 for Poly Evolver Keyboard

Published on Oct 20, 2018 Sacred Synthesis

"For the a particular project, I was asked to create several segments of music, including three approximately ten-minute soft, dark, and somber pieces. This improvisation is the first - a sort of warm-up - and the others will follow, using the same theme and others as well.

Because the patch is dull and slightly caustic, it sounds overly "boomy" when played through mediocre computer speakers. It does sound much cleaner through head phones or decent stereo speakers. Otherwise, it may sound best at a lower volume.

The single patch used in this piece came from the eight-voice Poly Evolver. It was played entirely on the one keyboard; no pedalboard was used for the bass.

DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard
DSI Poly Evolver Rack

Lexicon MX300 for reverb

Performed live and recorded directly to a Tascam CD-RW900 Mk II.


Roland Jupiter 8 | First Contact

Published on Oct 20, 2018 Alex Ball

"Whilst I was recording the Prophet T8 for the documentary I quickly put down some Jupiter 8 as it was the first time I’ve ever seen one. I brought the audio and video back and built more stuff around it and this is the result.

I’m planning to do a bigger Roland thing with a more detailed look at these icons, but in the meantime, this is a first sketch; a quick trip to Jupiter.

Main part: Roland Jupiter 8 (1981)
Sequenced chords: Roland JX-3P (1983)
Arp bass: Roland Juno-6 (1982)
Arp chords: Roland SH-101 (1982)
Drums verse: Roland TR-808 (1981)
Drums chorus: LinnDrum (1982)
Drums final chorus: Fairlight CMI III Samples
FM Bells: Yamaha DX7 (1983) Not seen in film
Guitars: Ibanez JEM 7DBK, Squier Jagmaster
Amp: Fender Blues Junior II mic’d with an SM57
Pedals: Boss CE-2 and EarthQuaker Devices Organizer
Vocals: Recorded with an AKG C414

Sequencer: Cubase 9.5
Clocking: Arturia BeatStep Pro
Plugins: U-He, Goodhertz, Waves, PastToFuture, IK Multimedia

Space footage from the NASA public domain archive.
Scans from Retro Synth Ads.
Many thanks to the owner of the Jupiter, LinnDrum and 808!"

Adjusting the Polivoks VCA with Creator Vladimir Kuzmin

Published on Oct 21, 2018 vladimir kuzmin

You can turn on CC and select your language via the player controls at the bottom of the video.

"Рассказывается, как отбалансировать VCA модулятора и VCA генератора огибающей"

"Describes how to balance the VCA modulator and the VCA envelope generator"

Moog Micromoog Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"This unit was serviced last year with a rebuilt PSU, recap and a couple other bugs fixed. It is in excellent physical condition for its age; the only thing to note is the bottom particle board slab was replaced with plywood as the former was crumbling apart. The keys feel pretty good for the most part, though the new owner may want to change the bushings. The keys all work, though again, this is a vintage Pratt-Read style J-wire keyboard so I suggest the buyer reads up on maintaining a clean buss bar when keys will inevitably lose contact, which is an issue for nearly all vintage synths from this era."

Waldorf Microwave XT

via this auction

Friday Night Jam - volca keys/boss dr 110/monotron delay/Yamaha PSS 790/CV box diy

Published on Jul 21, 2018 lo fidgerald

Korg Volca keys
Boss Dr 110
Korg Monotron Delay
Yamaha PSS 790 (mod) [cool custom case]
DiY CV Box
Boss br 600 recorder

Hand made Synthesizer

Published on Oct 20, 2018 lo fidgerald

"I used piano toys, 2 x 555, 1 x photoresistor, 1 x white diode and 3 x capacitors (different capacitors = different sound)"

Atari Punk Console based DIY synth with micro keys.

Synth Guitar Demo for DesignSpark Summer of Sound Challenge

Published on Sep 25, 2018 Nerd On The Wire

"I built an electronic guitar. It makes some pretty weird noises."

Nerd On The Wire PolyMod open source modular synthesizer (Hackaday Prize 2018 finals entry)

Published on Oct 21, 2018 Nerd On The Wire

"This is my entry video for the Hackaday Prize 2018 finals. I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the winners of the musical instrument category, so I've made a more detailed video of my project for the finals. My project page is here:"


1. PolyMod open source modular synthesizer (Hackaday Prize 2018 finals entry)
2. PolyMod (polyphonic digital modular synthesizer) basic functionality
3. PolyMod demo track (Hackaday Prize entry)
4. Hackaday Prize PolyMod video build log #2
5. Hackaday Prize PolyMod breadboard demo
6. DIY Digital Modular Synth In-Depth Explanation
7. DIY Digital Modular Synth Prototype

EGDR808 Drum Machine - Android

Published on Oct 21, 2018 ElliottGarage

"ElliottGarage presents EGDR 808 for Android, a drum machine that emulates the vintage hardware from the 80's.
EGDR 808 ha been reviewed as one of the best drum machines on the iOS world, and it's now available for Andorid devices too.

Its realistic and clear interface recalls the analog machine from the past, for all the vintage fanatics.
You can play with the rythm presets included or you can create your own pattern, and save the audio in the Music folder of your device.

- Interface like the real drum machine from the 80's
- 16 steps sequencer
- 12 programmable rythm patterns and 4 fills patterns
- Auto fill in every 2, 4, 8, 12 or 16 pattern
- Save the pattern you've created and play your songs
- Manual Play, Pattern Write and Pattern Clear mode
- Drumkit pieces parameters control (tuning, decay and snappy)"

experimental / industrial / techno / modular jam session

Published on Oct 21, 2018 alternatingbitmusic

"Mainly featured are the Morphing Terrarium and Basimilus Iteritas Magnus, plus sampled drum sounds from the MFB Tanzmaus via a Korg Electribe ES-1 mk2."

Podcast 250: Paul Schreiber

Published on Oct 21, 2018 20Objects

Previous 20Objects interviews with Paul Schreiber below.

"Note: This is a heavily-edited version of our discussion. If you want to hear (most of) the whole discussion, which lasts about 1:30, you can download it here:

For the 250th episode, I decided to go back to the interview that helped put this podcast on the map. Episode 13 featured Paul Schreiber, and we discussed everything from the kickoff of his business to the importance of Eurorack. The interview took of (thanks to Synthtopia's coverage and social media), and the podcast was off and running.

In this chat, we get into his latest devices, which are much more ambitious undertakings. We also learn about his experiences with Kickstarter, his upcoming book project, and get his read on the world of gaming. There's no end of fun when talking with Paul; you'll hear me howling with laughter in the background."

Podcast 013: Paul Schreiber

Published on Dec 6, 2017 20Objects

"Paul Schreiber has seen it all, from building his own Heathkit gear, to designing automotive stereo systems, to designing cell phones to creating modular synthesizer systems. I was, of course, mostly interested in the latter, but I was also interested in how modular systems were informed by his earlier experiences. In this interview, Paul shares how he learned electronics, how he designed the MOTM modular system, and also shares his advice for anyone interested in digging into it themselves.

This is the first in a series of interviews informed by the forum citizens over at Don't let the name freak you out; I'm sure it started out as some sort of inside joke, but it really is the main meeting place for all things modular."

Podcast 072: Paul Schreiber Revisited

Published on Dec 6, 2017 20Objects

"If you would give me an hour and ask me how I'd want to spend it, talking with Paul Schreiber would be at the top of my request list. I appreciate his sense of humor, his strong feelings about thing, and his willingness to share openly about any subject that might come to mind. I also appreciate that, by having been a 'hobby' synth maker, he has always been able to stay at arm's length from the grittier side of the industry.

Some of this podcast covers similar ground to my first discussion with him (podcast 13), but as is the case with Paul, each discussion about something reveals new information. And Paul is a treasure trove of information, having been there at the crusty beginnings of the new modular revolution."

DIY Hardware MIDI Controller for Turnado - Hackaday Prize 2018 Project

Second video added to this post.

RH Electronics Analog Synthesizer - In depth look part II

Part II added here.

Teenage Engineering OP-Z Unboxing and First Jam

Published on Oct 21, 2018 NomNomChomsky

"A short and sweet unboxing of the Teenage Engineering OP-Z , followed by a really quick first jam with the OPZ 's built-in drum sounds and presets using the Bass and Arpeggiator synth tracks.

... And yes, it's a joke. 😀 Thanks for watching.

I'm gonna be making lots more videos with this awesome little synth / sampler. Even be releasing free sample packs."

Kick.S / X1369 (Trance)

Published on Oct 21, 2018 Kick.S

/// Equipment ////
EHX Cathedral
Digitakt (custom painted)
Filterbank2 Compact
xOxbOx 2VCO

Moog Grandmother Sound Demo (no talking)

Published on Oct 20, 2018 Bonedo Synthesizers

Patch n Tweak

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