MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Exploring PreenFM2 with Max for Live PreenFM2 Patch Degrader

The above is a composition by John Keston featuring PreenFM2 being manipulated by a custom patch he created with Max for Live. According to John, the patch "allows me to degrade, morph, and/or scramble sets of parameters on the synth. This is similar to a device I designed for the Yamaha TX81Z. This process creates an algorithmic approach to the sound design." You can read all about it on his site here. The following is a screenshot of the patch and the description for the track above.  You can click the image for a larger version.

Note John is heading to ISSTA 2018 for an upcoming performance utilizing his custom patch and PreenFM2. See his site for more info.

"MODULATOR is a series of pieces composed using a sequence of stochastic, deliberate, and arbitrary processes. A hybrid of algorithmic and improvised methodologies were devised to evolve textures beyond aesthetic considerations allowing peculiar, harsh, and even grotesque sounds to emerge. These processes were applied to a particular hardware-based, FM synthesizer called the PreenFM2. The instrument uses carrier and modulator waveforms organized through a series of algorithms to create a nearly infinite array of complex synthetic sounds.

The series was composed using custom software developed in Max for Live that morphs parameter values on on the synth. The values, applied to a pool of possible parameters, are interpolated over time to new values using a multi-threaded technique that allows many parameters to be changed simultaneously.

Because of chance factors in the algorithms the textures and rhythmic content will be significantly different each time the piece is performed. However, some identifying characteristics are maintained, such as how the performer “plays” the algorithm, and the peculiarities of the FM synthesizer."

Lanthan's Soundset for the Waldorf Blofeld

Published on Sep 2, 2018 Lanthan O'Ide

"...and it's free for personal, non-profit use! :D
Only if you'd like to sell music that contains my sounds, then I ask you to pay me for them.
You can download the soundset here:"

Be sure to see this post for some great Blofeld & GFI System Specular Tempus demos by Lanthan O'Ide.

OB-6/24-TET: "Geothria"

Published on Oct 29, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Just a score still for this one. Score still is the audio @ 0:56 (ish).

In terms of sections:

B = 0:31
C = 0:56
D = 1:21
E = 1:46
F = 2:11("The call of Lilith")
G = 2:36

Work is tetradecatonic.


Audiokit Digital D1 iPad Synth - Quick KEYS example

Published on Oct 29, 2018 Electronisounds Audio

MOK Waverazor Richard Devine Bank Demo Song - INDUCTION

Published on Oct 29, 2018 MOK

Sounds by Richard Devine
Composition by Taiho Yamada (including generative Waverazor presets)

Waverazor was the only sound source used on this track, with some additional plugins for reverb and simple mastering.

Planktron Electronics Ants Patch#02 Random Gates with Microbrute & Erebus

Published on Oct 29, 2018 dænkrø_ ElectriXity_

"Ambient Jamwith my flexible friend
the PLANKTON ELECTRONICS ANTS in her new enclosure alongside the DREADBOX EREBUS and ARTURIA MICROBRUTE with a little help of the KORG SQ-1.
Recorded on a YAMAHA MT4X (4-Track tape recorder).
Enjoy the Plankton Ambient Jam !!!"

Glo Phase - Analog Rytm Hip Hop / Downtempo Instrumental Beat Set

Published on Oct 29, 2018 Glo Phase

"A short live set created entirely with the Elektron Analog Rytm."

Roland Juno-60 Keyboard Synthesizer w/ Blue LEDs & Pitch Bender

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak w/ Case, Folder & Manual

via this auction

New REDBOX Reverb from Kilpatrick Audio Coming November 2018

"#REDOX coming November 2018 #REVERB #Music #electronicmusic #studiogear #kilpatrickaudio"

Buchla 277 Clone Demo

Published on Oct 29, 2018 vitalance

XOR Electronics NerdSeq Tutorials by SonicVoltage

Published on Sep 30, 2018 SonicVoltage

"XOR Electronics NerdSEQ Review-1. Eurorack Modular Synth CV-Gate Sequencer & Sample Playback. NerdSEQ Features, Sequencer Screen (Index Below) - Multi Voices Patch Description in the Video.

The XOR Electronics NerdSeq is a Eurorack Modular Synth 'Tracker' Sequencer which also offers sample playback and future Output Expansion modules, Synth Cartridges modules, MIDI expander (available) ."

Playlist (descriptions for each below):

1. XOR Electronics Nerdseq Review-1: Features, Sequencer Screen Use/Edits
2. XOR NerdSeq DAY 1 Modular Synth Jam Live Recording
3. XOR Electronics Nerdseq Eurorack Sequencer Review
4. XOR Electronics Nerdseq Eurorack Sequencer Review Demo Tutorial Part 4: Mod & FXs 1/2

Sparse Notes - Pianoteq6

Published on Oct 29, 2018 António Machado

"All Sound from Pianoteq 6 - Eigenharp Alpha plays Blüthner and JOUÉ Concert Harp
JOUÉ is also controlling Pianoteq Delay on/off (button1) and Delay Feedback (strip)"

Asterion demo 2 & 3

Published on Oct 29, 2018 atomolab

"Hello World! here some weird sounds, using two filters in series and modulating the cutoff by separate EGs, no effects, Asterion raw sound only!"

Vermona- Mono Lancet Modular Dock-simply sequence with delay

Published on Oct 29, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Quickly looking at the Vermona Mono Lancet Modular Dock, when you connect it to your desktop Synthesizer Vermona Mono Lancet 15 , both oscillators are taken over by the module, I added here the sequences from my modular synthesizer from Pico SEQ-Erica Synths sequencer and the delay from Black Hole DSP-Erica Synths.
Simply melody ,mixing two oscilltors with delay ."

Korg Minilogue - Exploring the Presets - Part 6 - MVM #123

Published on Oct 29, 2018 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're going to be revisiting the Korg Minilogue."

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview With Florian Fourlin

You can find an interview on Sequential's website here.

"Florian Fourlin is a singer-songwriter, pianist, saxophonist, and producer from Paris, France. He’s an artist with wide-ranging influences. In 2015, after spending years recording, touring and playing with international artists as a both a session and live musician, he began crafting what would be his first solo album — on which he sings, plays every instrument, produces, and mixes every song. This three year- long process would have him step away from the saxophone to put his own voice at the center of his music while exploring new genre-bending soundscapes. The music video for his first single, Levels, was released in July 2018. The album will be released in early 2019."


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

Museo Del Synth - Vintage Italian Synth Museum Event

This one is in via Tony Light of leploop. The event is focused on showcasing classic vintage Italian synths and organs from makers like Eko, Elka, Welson, Crumar, Jen, Siel, Elgam, CRB, Solton, Farfisa, Logan, FBT, Davoli, Antonietti, etc. The event features a museum and live performances featuring the classic vintage synths.

You can find details on the event in Italian here. Note the event ends on November 2nd.

Weinglas - Le Saignement!

Published on Oct 29, 2018 Wein Glas

"This is a track from my release 'The Opposite of Speed'. made only with a Teenage Engineering OP1.

Happy Halloween!"

BURG - Koda #Subsequent37 #AvalonBassline #Drumbrute #NovationPeak #Digitakt

Published on Oct 28, 2018 ollilaboratories

"If you like my stuff please support me on and

I hope i didnt scare you guys off with my previous ACID mayhem, haha. :) Here is a classic BURG tune, fresh from the oLLiLaboratories studio.

Now that i have the new layout ready, it was time to take the BURG spaceship for a ride. It feels really optimized at this point of time which makes me really happy.

On this track i wanted to avoid using the modular, e.g just going back to basics and work the other gear for a bit.. also i was very keen on trying out the Drumbrute impact and novation peak properly in the new setup. It worked out pretty well.

Gear Used:

* KORG grandstage + eventide space, CSIDMAN, Ditto 2X (piano and intro reverse loop)
* Moog Subsequent 37 + Space Echo, Strymon BlueSky (arpeggiator)
* Nord Lead A1 (slow arpeggiator pad, running free)
* Novation Peak + Keystep, (HPF Stabs)
* TR-8s (cymbals and Sidechain FX on volcas)
* Drumbrute Impact + Strymon El Cap (hihats, FM drum and clap)
* Digitakt (main kick + various percussion and a couple of dub stabs)
* Analog Four (end melody, mid track sequence + sequencer/FX for 0 coast)
* MakeNoise 0-coast, hollow sound bassline
* vBASS, low end bass line
* Avalon Bassline + FX in analog four (well, another bassline) :)
* vKEYS + ms-70 CDR (lead sound)
* KORG Kaoss Pad KP3+ (ambient samples + delays on insert on percussion)

I hope you will enjoy this one!

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Dark and Distorted

Published on Oct 29, 2018 Honeysmack

Modor Noisy Oscillator, Comb Filter & Formant Filter // Synthfest 2018

Published on Oct 29, 2018 DivKidVideo

"The NF-1 from Modor always has me gassing for some digital synth action and it's great to see them enter the eurorack market too. The Formant filter is out now but Modor also had the new Noisy Oscillator and Comb Filter on show at Synthfest so here's a quick demo with a few sounds from the new units."

E.M.S Synth A serial number 4112 1971 Black & Gray

via this auction

"1971 E.M.S Synthi A serial number 4112. Used by composers such as Johnny Pearson, Alan Hawkshaw, Francis Monkman and many more. It was the house synthesiser for the KPM Music Library at 21 Denmark Street."

Chimera BC16 Modular Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"They don't get much rarer than this. Hen's teeth, etc. On Throbbing Gristle's last performance in San Francisco I watched Peter perform almost solely on this little device (same model, not the exact same synth), and he just about burst my eardrums.

From The Internet:

The bC16 can be cryptic at first, with no printed layout to describe the functions of the knobs, no description of the 25 patch points and just three blinking lights. But that's the whole of the bC16-experimentation. You can try just about any connection point with one of the ten provided 2mm mini banana patch cords. After a while you get very accustomed to this micro-modular. Lets face it, with 1 ADSR, 1 LFO, 1 VCA, and 1 VCO (actually two linked VCO's) you can't really lose yourself. For its bargain price it's also a very good contender for use with other modular or semi-modular systems to add flexibility to them-need a resettable LFO for your MS-20? You got one here. Want a second ADSR for your Sherman Filterbank? You can find one in the bC16 (although you would have to make your own mini banana adapter). The bC16 is battery powered via six AAA batteries or by an external 9 to 12v source.

The linked oscillator is a very clever way to have two oscillators without another bundle of knobs. One VCO knob can adjust how detuned they are while another knob selects which waveform you want for both, or in some combination. Because the bC16 is battery powered, the VCO responds to a unique 0.586v/octave (5v/8.5 octave=0.586v/octave) control voltage signal. All the other modules respond to a more typical +/- 5v signal. The headphone amp is very noisy, though you can get around that when recording by using a mini-banana adapter to use the direct output of the voltage-controlled amp.

But beware, while it can do some basic synth applications, its main strength is to provide a powerful array of synth-FX sounds. Because of the ability of the synth to run by itself, you don't necessarily need a MIDI connection to make sounds with this tiny modular. And there's a lot of fun to be had with it-keep your sampler handy to sample whatever weird sounds you may find. For its price, it's a great and versatile device, which you can learn from without costing yourself an arm and a leg."

GRP Synthesizer R24 Sequencer

via this auction

"the grp r24 is a 8x3 analog step sequencer firmly based on the mighty step sequencer previously developed in grp a8 and a4 analog synthesizers. the new r24 is full of control capability with cv/gate, midi and usb connections. hardware-wise, is stand-alone self powered, with hardware compatibility for mount on 5u module format; you can use in stand alone with its internal power, or you can install in your modular system. r24 respects electrical and mechanical standards for the above manifacturers.

with the appropriate brackets included in the package the machine can be easily installed in a 19 "rack still, you can use r24's own cabinet as a "presto-cabinet" for powering and using your spare 5u modules. r24 has 64 internal memories for store and retrieve separate sequences; each sequence can be set in 8x2, 16+8 or 24 mode, with any step lenght user's selectable. r24 can act as cv/gate sequencer or as midi sequencer, with separate rows for midi note selection and for key velocity step adjust."

Studio Electronics Boomstar 5089 - Upgraded! SN

via this auction

"This was recently sent to Studio Electronics for a “Non-MKII Reface Makeover.” This involves factory tuning, cleaning, firmware upgrade, switching all pots to metal-shafted, and re-voicing to MKII standards. They also updated the knob caps to the nicer ones, and we have added color caps to the smaller knobs along the bottom. This might not exactly be a Boomstar MKII, but is is very close to it. Sounds insane."

Red Roland SH-101 w/ Mod Grip

via this auction

Memorymoog Plus Analog Keyboard Synthesizer SN 3443

via this auction

"Recently serviced by Wes Taggart of Analogics, this Memorymoog Plus is fully operational. It looks great too. "

Analog Synthesizer Sequence (Moog / Arp / Roland)

Published on Oct 29, 2018 Josh McLeod

"Moog Grandmother sequence triggered by a Roland TR-606. Leads done on Arp (Korg) Odyssey run through T Rex Tape Echo."

Digital D1 Sounds Demo

Published on Oct 29, 2018 redskylullaby

"AudioKit Digital D1 Synth App for iPad.
Sounds demo of some of Red Sky Lullaby presets included in the App.
Keyboard is CME XKey Air 37 sending Midi via Bluetooth to the iPad.
100% of Proceeds from the App go to support AudioKit Open Source project"

Roland System-500 - "Magic Drops" by Gattobus

Published on Oct 29, 2018 gattobus

"Here's a video of my latest modular composition with a quick tutorial to show how I patch everything up to get all the sounds I need.
Every sound you hear come from the Roland System-500 eurorack modular synthesizer.
I hope you like it! ;)"

Synthesiser Dave - Episode 19 - Roland JX3P

Published on Oct 29, 2018 Electronic Sound

Digital D1 Demo

Published on Oct 29, 2018 Brice Beasley

"Demo of several presets I created for AudioKit's amazing Digital D1 Synthesizer App for iOS."

03-The IK Multimedia Uno- Part 3: Filter

Part 3 added to this post.

Buchla tetris

Published on Oct 29, 2018 Servando Barreiro

Squarp Pyramid Comprehensive Sequencer Tutorial

Published on Oct 29, 2018

"A comprehensive tutorial for Squarp's Pyramid sequencer. With 64 tracks, 2 MIDI DIN ports, MIDI over USB and CV, Gate and Mod outputs, Pyramid can sequence and loop dozens of instruments in very large setups with few limitations.

If you want a shorter review and comparison to Hermod, Squarp's modular sequencer - here's a link to it: [posted here] - this video is a deeper dive into Pyramid - getting into the details, features and workflow.

We've got a lot to cover:

41:25 SEQ MODE
53:55 MISC


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