MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

"Pacific Timeline" // Patch Remix (ann annie x constant shapes)

Published on Nov 22, 2018 ann annie

"Constant Shapes sent me a midi file from his own original patch to play through Hermod and remix! a quick reflection from across the lands..."

And the latest video from Constant Shapes:

“Dissolve” (Prologue) - Eurorack Ambience and Liquid Light - Squarp Hermod, Qu-Bit Chord, Plaits

Published on Sep 7, 2018 Constant Shapes

"Liquid Lightshow by Logos -

Some insight as to how I set up my "generative" patches.

Chord Drones, root & 3rd go through 2hp verb, then to mixer
5th goes through rings
7th through clouds

Plaits sequenced by Hermod, 3 randomized melodies in C Maj
Plaits then passes through DLD for some proper random weirdness.

As usual for me, OC is running quadraturia and all sorts of parameters are modulated, including but not limited to:
Rings Brightness
Plaits Timbre
Chord Structure / Voicing (as always)

Hermod is sending gates to trigger reverse of DLD on and off.

Thats pretty much it!
from 80 to 40 BPM
With love!

Paulo of SynthMania Plays a Turkey for Thanksgiving 2018

Published on Nov 22, 2018 SynthMania

"Following the instructions of an early '80s E-mu Emulator advert
Happy Thanksgiving 2018 to all!"

Rhino crash (OP-Z industrial jam)

Published on Nov 22, 2018 needto

"This thing sure can sound big and nasty! Using maximum overdrive and pushing mixer levels into the red. Stock samples, no external processing."

Bach on the Prophet 6 Synthesizer - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Tom Loncaric

"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is the most common English title of a piece of music derived from a chorale setting of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 ("Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life"), composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1723.

Played live on the Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet 6 synthesizer. There is a touch of delay from a Moog pedal and reverb from the Prophet's internal effects.

The sound in the video was inspired by a brass patch I found on a 1983 Sequential Circuits Prophet 600. In order to imitate the timbre of the vintage synth, a few tricks were employed:

Oscillator gain settings are set low in order to not drive the filter too hard. The slop function is on about 25%, and the polymod is modulating oscillator 1 a tiny bit, and both these things give the slight sense of pitch instability found on vintage synthesizers. The high pass filter is cutting some of the low end to imitate the lesser bass response of the old gear. Finally, I added some noise and distortion (!) to match the slight fuzziness of the vintage Prophet."

Moog Grandmother in Box

via this auction

Korg Prologue + MS2000B with TR-808

Published on Nov 22, 2018 MR TUNA Music

"Just a quick jam before I head off to work. Bass is kinda blllllowwwnnnnnn up, but thats the way she goes."

DFAM Techno

Published on Nov 21, 2018 Honeysmack

"Prep for the Melbourne Synth Festival 2018 this weekend, as part of Melbourne Music Week. More info here:

Modules and sounds in use:
Mutable Instruments uBraids
Make Noise Erbe-Verb
Roland TR-08
Roland TR-09
Intellijel Metropolis
Befaco Hexmix and Expander"

XOR Electronics Nerdseq Eurorack Sequencer Review Demo Tutorial Part 4: Mod & FXs 1/2

Published on Nov 22, 2018 SonicVoltage


You can find previous parts in this tutorial series posted here.

"XOR Electronics NerdSeq Sequencer In-Depth Review Demo PART 4: Mod & FXs

In this NerdSeq Review Video PART 4, we carry on with the MOD column, the second CV Output which is your second source of programmable Control Voltage 'per track'.
We see some application e.g. controlling parameters on other modules and even as a second source of Pitch Control to create two voices polyphonic sequences.

After the MOD column we move straight into the FXs, 4 Effects available per each of the 6 Modular Tracks. We will look at the effects specific to the Sample Playback tracks in the following video.

XOR Electronics NerdSeq - PART 4 - INDEX:

00:00 MOD column and Mod(n) output per track.
Voltage Range, Voltage Offset Switches.
Screen values and using Note Names in the MOD Column for Pitch Control.

03:17 MOD1 CV output from a sequence. Mod 1 Output controlling Resonance on the AJH Synth GEMINI 2412 eurorack filter module.

05:16 MOD 1 CV Output from a sequence. Mod 1 CV Output controlling different parameters (CV Inputs) on the Gemini 2412. (Pitch CV, Freq, Reso...)

06:41 Using both CV outputs of just 'one' NerdSeq Track, CV1 and MOD1 outputs, to control the pitch of 'two' different VCOs (Erica Synths Pico VCO and Pico Voice) - Making it easy to create two voices intervals.

08:05 We start looking at the FXs, Effects available on XOR Electronics NerdSeq Modular Sequencer Tracks.

10:21 Pitch FX

12:19 Glide FX

13:35 Glide Stepped Changes FX

15:52 MOD FX (example modulating the pitch of a note during that voice 'Release' time)

17:38 Glide Modulation FX & Glide Modulation Stepped Changes.
Applying glide to MOD FXs!

20:31 Trigger FX (please refer to Video Review PART 3 video in this NerdSeq Series for more details and examples of NerdSeq Trigger Features)

21:09 CV1-6, MOD 1-6, Trigger 1-6:
Controlling CV, Triggers and Modulation values of any of the 6 Modular Tracks from any one specific track. E.g. Controlling Modulation Output of Track 3 from sequence-steps in Track 1!

26:26 Probability FX CVs

29:58 Probability FX Triggers (Also changing voice pitch without retriggering Envelope-Attack for that voice)

33:36 about the other types of Probability FXs (ProbMod, ProbTables, ProbFX1...2...3..4)

35:45 End of Section and more to come…
Thank You!"

Metunar & Downware Communications - Full Stereo - Kaleidoscope Edit

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Metunar

"Special edit of the 'Full Stereo' video with a kaleidoscope effect.

Music by Metunar & Downware Communications
Video by Metunar

Instruments used in this track:
- Dave Smith OB-6
- Studiologic Sledge
- Mutable Instruments Ambika
- EMU SP-12 Turbo
- Roland SH-2
- Roland D-550
- Guitar + Roland VG-8"


"FingerRing (FrR) - is a simple, cheap, intuitive and easy way to play with electronically mediated multi-channel sound. It was developed in Moscow Sound Art Studio SA))_studio by sergey kasich in 2016 to provide accessible d.i.y. technology for multichannel live performances. The simplest version of FrR does not require anything at all, except what you already have, if you want to play with multiple speaker set. Just a bunch of cables and amplification. The more advanced versions can be built in form of different interfaces. The one for 8 inputs and 8 outputs, kasich proposes himself and calls fFlower-interface. It uses exponential curves etched on copper boards to provide flexible articulation during performance. All the instructions and design are available for free on official web-page.

This version was presented around the World in exhibitions and universities, including: BRERA art & technology academy (Milano, Italy), National University for Science and Technology (Moscow, Russia), New York University Tandon School of Engenering (New York, USA), EXPO-2017 (Astana, Kazakhstan), NIME-2018 (Virginia Tech University, USA). Special presentation was made for Dr. Peter Zinovieff in his studio in Cambridge (UK). FrR received high estimation from academic community of music tech, during selection of works for NIME 2018 (New Interfaces for Musical Expression), and was the only project from Russia, presented in the conference in form of all-day interactive installation at Moss Art Center.
Since October 2018 anyone, who lives in New York or near is able to visit weekly FREE seminars to explore the FrR technique and build their own interface. The regular seminars are supported by HarvestWorks - one of the oldest non-profit artist-run organizations in USA, working with sound and technological arts. Seminars are usually happening on Wednesday evenings, but can be changed. They are planned till the end of December. To get the address, date and time - please express your interest, messaging directly to official FrR page in FaceBook, or to the email: " [AT] gmail [DOT] com"

At this playlist [embedded above] - see the FrR explanatory videos and some documentations of the regular seminar in Brooklyn."

12 Unobvious things about the Rings (Audible Resonator) in the VCV Rack

Published on Sep 14, 2018 VCV Rack Ideas

"In this video I gonna show you some additional tips and trick of the Audible Instruments Resonator (Mutable Rings) in the VCV Rack.
Get all files from a video -
This module could be used not only as a modal synthesis voice but in many other ways. How exactly? Check out this video!"

Italian Vintage Synth - Analog Strings

Published on Jan 19, 2018 Riccardo Pietroni

This is the first post to feature the CRB Voco Strings, Uranus 2 below, and the Milton Gemichord 961

"Five Italian Vintage Synth Strings recorded live with Flat Eq, reverberation and very little Phaser.

Crb Voco Strings
Logan Piano Strings Sintesizer
Milton Gemichord 961
Welson Symphony Stereo
Farfisa Polychrome"

Italian Vintage Synth Crb Uranus 2

Published on May 11, 2018 Riccardo Pietroni

"A test of the polyphonic synth Crb Uranus 2 after the long restoration carried out by Marco Molendi."

Grp a4 Synthesizer

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Riccardo Pietroni

"Playing with S&H and with Step Sequencer"

Access Virus TI Spotted in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

via @dubassembly

"A Lonely #AccessVirusTI on the Kings Hawaiian float this morning lol, #synthspotting @matrixsynth #macysthanksgivingdayparade…"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Keyboard Synthesizer + GliGli Mod SN 3989

via this auction, also on Reverb.

ARP 2600 +1601 (clones - TTSH) w/ Red, Green & Yellow LED Sliders

via this auction

"TTSH (The Twenty Six Hundred) is a modern Arp 2600, built 100% to spec, using the same components on the PCBs. Due to SMT manufacturing it is a bit smaller (I think about 14% smaller and this uses 3.5mm jacks instead of the old tinijax) but still sizable and makes use of the great interface. The sliders have LEDs and they are color coded to help show the signal flow. Sounds AWESOME and is very fun. Has the pre-lawsuit filter.

the 1601 clone was started after the TTSH came to life. A great sequencer, it is easy to see why it is legendary.

New, this is a $4700 combo ($3500 for the TTSH + $1200 for the 1601) so I feel really good about the price I am offering. No lowball offers will be accepted."

Sequencer has the classic orange LED sliders.

Waldorf Blofeld Desktop w/ Custom Purple Knobs

via this auction

Building a beat from scratch with the Polaron DIY drum machine

Building a beat from scratch with the Polaron DIY drum machine from a guy called tom on Vimeo.

"A demo of the Polaron DIY drum machine showing how you can build beats from scratch and mess with them. Thanks Zarvox for the voiceover.

Check the Polaron Project on Github:"

Plankton Electronics Ants synth + Winter Modular Eloquencer

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Plankton Elec

"The Mighty Eloquencer from @wintermodular sequencing 3 different tracks of the Ants synth + The Jellyfish eurorack delay and a custom stomp box phaser. Enjoy and have a happy tuesday!"

Rebach CATCH series with arpregiator from Arturia Minibrute 2

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Folks!!!
I have a little bit of this blue equipment today and more precisely modules from ReBach.
I connected them today to the arpregiator with Arturia Minibrute 2, I used here VCO-A VCF-A, ADSR-A and SMP all from the latest CATCH series from Rebach.
VCO-A sound with VCF-A filter gives really great, smooth vintage character. I also used the Black Hole DSP reverb from Erica Synths for beautiful space. It behaves very nicely in the lower bands but also in the middle is really nice.
The prices are also attractive for only 95 EUR each module, so check these modules and have them in your system."

Befaco Rampage - VCV Rack Tutorial

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Omri Cohen

"I think that in each video I made, where I used this beautiful module, I always said that I should one day make a video about it. So, here it is, a video all about Rampage from Befaco, one of the most powerful modules we have in VCV Rack.

Introduction - 00:57
AD & ASR Envelopes - 08:17
Oscillator & LFO - 16:00
Slew Limiter & LP Filter - 32:31
Distortion & Random Gates - 45:52"

[Part2] Behringer Model D vs minimoog Model D (1972)

Part 2 added here.

Polyend Seq & Poly with a Eurorack modular setup

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Polyend

"Musical composition by Alna, entirely sequenced by the Polyend Seq MIDI Step Sequencer."

disting mk4 firmware v4.9 update - compressor & logic videos

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Expert Sleepers

disting mk4 - Stereo Compressor
disting mk4 - Side-chain Compressor
disting mk4 - Mono Compressor
disting mk4 - Logic

Update: moved this video up one spot to keep the Analogue Solutions videos below together.

Analogue Solutions Synths - An Assembly of Sound

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Sounds From The Shed

"Put together a few complementary sounds and then created a sequence then played about with it on the synths and mixer."

Treadstone-Analogue Solutions Bass sound demo

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Dziam Bass

"Hi Folks.
I have today a small demo bass Treadstone from Analogue Solutions UK Ltd.
it's a small inconspicuous synthesizer, in fact you would put it in pockets but its sound is solid, massive and it really deserves attention for a moment.
Its advantages are the entire voice of the mono bass synth plus the built-in echo and a 16-step loop sequencer, in which the video plays from it.
and the possibility of patching it with other semi modular synth or just your modular system.
is also his spore version eurorack, because this is how you see it is a desktop type.
Coming back to the sound it's great for bass and of course lead, also long resonance sounds going into drone with modulations. Great for patching also as synth drums.
many possibilities in this video alone bass. with built-in sequencer.
In general, I am very happy with this synthesizer, it has surprised me."

Treadstone synth's sequencer - entering notes live

Published on Nov 22, 2018 Analogue Solutions

"Analogue Solutions' mini synth: has 16 step MIDI loop sequencer. You can enter notes live as it loops and the will play on the next cycle. You can also enter rest and skip events."



Latest MultiPad boasts 9 customizable RGB pads, 4.3” full-color display, built-in sampler/looper, 32GB storage, 5 built-in effects processors, over 8000 sounds for unlimited creative opportunities.

Cumberland, RI USA (November 22, 2018)—Alesis (, the world’s leading manufacturer of electronic instruments and components for today's musicians, today announced the introduction of their new Strike MultiPad electronic drum instrument, an incredibly capable and versatile device that far surpasses the performance and creative potential of any previous electronic drum pad. Never before has such sheer percussive power been built into a single unit or been so easy to play.

Alesis designed the Strike MultiPad around the drummer’s requirement to be able to sample, edit, loop and perform in a seamless manner. To that end, the MultiPad offers an unprecedented 8000+ built-in sounds, 32GB of storage and the ability to record samples from any source (smartphone, mic, off the internet, via USB, from virtually any other audio device). The nine velocity-sensitive pads have customizable RGB lights and are easily configured for maximum playing convenience. Plus, the customizable RGB lights under each pad guarantee that players will never miss a beat – no matter how dark or foggy the stage is. There are five built-in effects processors and a Custom Effect Control, so players can really personalize their sounds/loops. Plus, there are multiple ins/outs with USB audio and MIDI interface, multiple external drum/cymbal triggers and an Alesis-exclusive 4.3” color screen to make checking system status or performing edits a snap. This kind of total percussive firepower is simply not available anywhere else, even in multiple units.


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