MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 03, 2018

Teenage Engineering OP-Z - Show Me Love (and creepy hand dance)

Published on Dec 3, 2018 Matt Craven

"Quick remix/cover of Robin S - Show Me Love. First play with Photomatic animation too✊🏻🖐🏻🖕🏻"

Reminds me of the following, featuring a Sequential / DSI Temptest (previously posted here):

Tune-Yards - Look at Your Hands (Official Video)

Published on Oct 24, 2017 Tune-Yards

"'Look at Your Hands' by Tune-Yards. New album 'I can feel you creep into my private life' is released January 19th 2018:"

Red Vampire Edition GenoQs Octopus

via this auction

"In very clean shape, comes with manuals. This thing is capable of more than any other sequencer out there. This is the super rare Vampire Edition. Color is a little darker and less pink-ish than the photos. Beautiful instrument, and an incredible studio centerpiece (both functionally and aesthetically!)"

Note the "Sold" logo on the top left.  Not sure where the image came from, but you don't see this listed often.  You can see a red one in this video, and some pics of another here.

Bohm Soundlab vintage analogue modular synth

Published on May 12, 2008 Translucent Nick

"A Looped patch, made in the Boehm Soundlab modular.
If you set the VCA gain at the maximum, the sound stays always on, no matter what the ADSR settings are. So this is useful for loops and complex effects.
This clip is somewhat dark, the sound is captured by the camera's mic, but you get an idea what this little beast is capable for."

via this auction

Custom Black ROLAND TB-303 BASELINE w/ CV Mods

via this auction

Casio CZ-101 Digital Synthesizer w/ Extras

via this auction

"This unit comes with 2 memory cartridges the original power supply and four excellent books to help you program sounds."

Analog SynthiMuse max note rate is 17/second

Published on Dec 3, 2018 The SynthiMuse

"Just a little explanation on the performance hit that adding the analog outputs adds.
The standard SynthiMuse has a maximum note rate of about 33 notes/second.
For the analog SynthiMuse, because it takes extra time to calculate the precision DAC output, it means that the maximum note rate is 16 or 17 per second. This may not matter but it's important to know."

With the ARP 2600.

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with NOLONGERHUMAN

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

"Based out of Portland, Oregon, nolongerhuman is the solo electronic project of Clint Robertson.

With a decade of experience in creating harsh and dark electro music, nolongerhuman has gained a large and loyal fanbase with his uncompromising melodies and deeply personal lyrics.

nolongerhuman has produced three full-length albums and has been featured on numerous remixes and compilations, toured the United States, debuted new releases in the Top 10 on the German Electronic Web Charts, and has systematically produced genre-bending harsh electronics with a sense of emotion rarely seen.

Combining music theory and personal, soul-searching experiences with harsh industrial is something rare in the genre. But nolongerhuman utilizes a masterful mixture of hard-hitting beats, catchy keyboard riffs, impeccable synth placement, and a haunting sense of ambiance, all of which inject soul and beauty into a genre that is typically defined by volume and attack factor. Vocal samples put nolongerhuman in a historical context, harking back to the early 90’s industrial while also enhancing the diary-esque lyrics of the music. And while the songs work easily on the dance floor, they also offer the listener a thought-provoking experience with running themes of introspection, integrity, society, and a culture of apathy and blind faith in a somewhat dystopian fashion."

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

Percussa MSSP 4-Voice Sequencing Demo

Published on Dec 2, 2018 PERCUSSA

On Kickstarter here.

"Today's #mssp kickstarter demo: 4-voice sequencing with per voice step sequencer, microtonal quantizer (jazz scale from the SCALA archive), sine osc, envelope, bus routing + global stereo delay & reverb and frequency modulation of all sine oscillators via the input module. This patch contains 23 modules total. We use a make noise STO and function to frequency modulate the sine oscillators in this 4-voice patch. Various parameters in the patch are adjusted using the #mssp encoders, such as attack time for the envelopes and clock division factor for the step sequencers."

Noise Engineering Roti Pola & Lapsus Os Eurorack Modules

Roti Pola attenuverting CV mixer Demo and Tutorial

Published on Dec 3, 2018 Noise Engineering

0:12 Quick tease
0:25 Panel and Controls
0:57 5v Offset
1:24 Patching
1:56 JAM

"Roti Pola is a four channel attenuverting CV mixer and offset with visual feedback in a small package. With nothing patched to channel 1, a 5v offset is applied to the mix, useful for controlling other parameters or modifying CV signals.

Jam features the Rota Pola which is CV'd in to Cursus Iteritas through the Veils VCA. Drums are a combination of the Basimilus Iteritas and Manis Iteritas. Other voice is Scanned, sequenced by the Octone. Triggers coming from Integra Solum."

Lapsus Os 4-channel attenuator/attenuverter, offset Published on Dec 3, 2018 Noise Engineering

0:07 Quick tease
0:25 Overview
1:07 Panel and controls
4:05 Mounting opposite w/switches
4:36 JAM

"Lapsus Os is a four channel attenuator/attenuverter and offset. Designed with performance in mind, each channel can be set to either attenuate or attenuate/invert an incoming signal, adjust offset of an incoming signal, or with nothing patched to its input, generate a 0–5v or ±5v offset. Switches on the back of the module invert the fader behavior, allowing for the module to be mounted in either direction, for further customization and ease of use.

Jam features the Lapsus Os controlling 6 CV outputs: 2 for the Manis Iteritas, 2 for the Ataraxic Iteritas, 1 for the Wasp Filter, and 1 for the 2HP VCA. Kicks are from the BIA."

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Modular Cover-ish)

Published on Dec 3, 2018 Sebastien Leger

"Just in time with the Queen's take over, here's a rather cheesy cover of Bohemian Rhapsody 🤣 Enjoy !"

Modor Comb Filter Eurorack Module

Published on Dec 3, 2018 Perfect Circuit

"Modor's Comb Filter is a voltage controlled delay which can go through ranges from very short comb filtering and flanging through to chorus effects. The module has a built in LFO for modulating the delay as well as CV inputs. The Comb Filter has stereo inputs and outputs. The sound source for this video is the ALM Akemie's Castle with modulation from the Mutable Instruments Stages and Intellijel Planar 2.

Comb Filter available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Nonlinearcircuits x Music Thing Modular Interview

Published on Dec 3, 2018 Tom Whitwell

"Genius synth designer Andrew Fitch from Nonlinearcircuits appeared at CV Freqs, the London Modular Meet via Skype from his workshop in Perth, Australia.

A couple of days beforehand, I (Tom from Music Thing Modular) did this test interview with him to check the whole system worked. We talked about chaos, clutter, the amazing Perth DIY scene and the best way to get started with his modules.

You can buy Andrew's modules from his site:

or from Thonk in the UK:"

Dark Acid Techno with DFAM + Machine Drum + Sherman Filter Bank

Published on Dec 3, 2018 Honeysmack

Dark Acid Techno with DFAM and Machine Drum. Help from:
Sherman Filter Bank
Roland TR09
Roland TB03
Akemie's Taiko
Varigate 4+
Audio Damage Neuron
Mother 32

Orbital's Paul Hartnoll shows us how he keeps the classic sound of rave alive

Published on Dec 3, 2018 FACTmagazine

"Earlier this year rave pioneers Orbital - the British electronic duo made up of brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll - returned with their first studio album in six years, Monsters Exist.

Whilst preparing for a string of live dates in the US and UK, Paul took the time to show us how he keeps the classic sound of rave alive with a combination of state-of-the-art samplers, classic synths and vintage gear."

Synths featured in order: Waldorf Quantum, Sequential Prophet X, EMS VC3S Putney, Roland Jupiter-6, Arturia MatrixBrute, Sequential Prophet-6, Access Virus, Novation Bass Station II, Novation Peak, MacBeth M5N.

Sonic State Live@dBs Music with Adrian Utley, Dave Spiers, Will Gregory, & Ty Unwin

Published on Dec 3, 2018 sonicstate

Dave Spiers: 8 Voice Oberheim Live@dBs Music
Will Gregory: Korg MS20 Live@dBs Music
Ty Unwin: Orchestral Tips Live@dBs Music
Adrian Utley: Minimoog - Live@dBs Music

Roland JV-880 and JV-80 Editors Added to Patch Base

via Coffeeshopped

"Patch Base 3.2 adds 2 new editor/librarians for the Roland JV-880 and JV-80. These synths were the beginning of the family tree that led to the JV-1080 and eventually the powerful XV-5080 (which I'm working on support for!). Don Solaris has a great article and diagrams of the evolution of Roland's sample-based synths.

These new editors give you quick access to the 4 Tone layers of each voice, plus the Chorus and Reverb sections, with copy/paste and randomize features as usual. The Rhythm editor allows the construction of 61-part drum kits, each with their own Pitch and Filter envelopes. And in the Performance section, you can set up your 7-part voice performance, plus a Rhythm section. And of course, each of the banks (Voice, Rhythm, and Performance) can be backed up, swapped out, and rearranged in the app, as well.

Thanks to Paolo Di Nicolantonio for the beautiful JV-880 picture. And here are some screenshots of the new editors."

Pictured in order:

JV-880 Voice Editor
JV-880 Rhythm Editor
JV-880 Performance Editor

1988 Akai / Roger Linn MPC60 "MIDI Production Center" Brochure

via Retro Synth Ads, where you'll find the rest of the scans and the full write-up.

"Akai / Roger Linn MPC60 "MIDI Production Center" four page colour brochure from 1988."

Modular in a Closet at Bend Records

Just a 5U modular in a closet from supporting member, Bend Records, Audio-dwellers, Gothenburg, Sweden. :)

Alesis Micron as well.

TEST SERIES Pittsburgh Modular Eurorack Generator GenXpander with Mantic Flex Pro

Published on Dec 3, 2018 Outsider Sound Design

"TEST SERIES Pittsburgh Modular Eurorack Generator GenXpander with Mantic Flex Pro.

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"

Analogue Solutions Fusebox - Let's Talk(type) Raw Fusebox.

Published on Dec 3, 2018 Sounds From The Shed

"A talk through some of the features of the Fusebox as they are applied in real time to a Bassline. All raw Fusebox no FX! Percussion is Analogue Percussion from Telemarks and the Nyborg 24. All Cv and Gate no midi."

Special Edition Green Future Retro Orb Sequencer

via this auction

"The Orb is a single-track programmable digital step sequencer designed to play analog and MIDI instruments. The Orb is a perfect choice for sequencing our XS semi-modular synthesizer, and various other MIDI and CV/Gate type synthesizers. This step-based sequencer provides 256 storable patterns that users can create and edit in real-time while the unit plays. Patterns may be selected and played in any order live, or prearranged into one of the 16 song locations stored in memory. In addition, the Orb offers our Remix feature that provides 256 variations for every pattern and song, for more than 65,000 possible patterns right out of the box. The Orb can play external MIDI sound modules and CV/Gate type synthesizers, sync playback with other MIDI sequencers, and also act as a MIDI to CV/Gate converter."

Future Retro Revolution Analog Synth w/ Effects & Sequencer

via this auction

Future Retro XS Analog Semi-Modular Synth

via this auction


via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Pro-One analog monophonic synthesizer, with (the more reliable) J-Wire keyboard, MIDI and CV control -- works, sounds and looks fantastic...

BONUS: This Pro One also has the Synhouse MIDIJACK Midi-IN mod and 'TB-303' style glide mod. Both the Sequential and Roland-style glide controls can be used individually or in combination, as they contribute different yet complementary portamento effects. (I prefer using them together). The Synhouse installation is super clean and doesn't interfere with the stock functionality or cosmetics.. *and* gives this specific Pro-One an additional expressiveness you won't find in other examples."

Note the Oberheim style knob on the front left mod wheel section.

Modal Electronics 008

via this auction

"Like new condition Modal 008. Absolutely incredible sound.

Full discrete components. Solid steel case. 15 mode multimode filter. Trackable LFOs. Lots of modulation possibilities. This is the edition with the English Leather end caps!

Comes with the original box, packaging, documentation and power cord."

Roland Jupiter 4 Vintage Analog Synthetizer w/ Case

via this auction

"I got this one from a friend's father who used to play synths on a band on the 80s. It makes sounds when you press the keys and the oscillators, faders and filters work, but some things needs to be fixed. When you are playing sometimes a note or two notes start to sound like if a key were stucked, then stop and start again randomly. Also the arpeggiator and ensemble button doesn't work. Everything else seems to be fine."

Moog MiniMoog Model D Monophonic Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

"An incredible example of an early serial Model D. OG oscillator board. Serial 44XX. [ 4496 ?]

This thing oozes character – just have a look at the photos; there's no mistaking this for a reissue. Wish I didn't have to let it go, but space constraints are a real thing in the city...

Fresh from the tech right before listing, working perfectly. Only issues you'll find with this one are cosmetic."

Indeed.  Front panel coating appears to be peeling off.  Curious how difficult it would be to remove.


Published on Dec 3, 2018 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"An updated walkthrough what is going on in my #Modular #Synth setup now adays."

Deckard's Dream with Roli Seaboard Rise

Published on Dec 3, 2018 therudyrude

"Trying the MPE capabilities of the DD with Cubase 9.5 Controlled by Roli Seaboard Rise.Valhalla Room, Cubase Chorus and Replika added"

AJH Synth Glide + Noise // busboard pitch distribution, slew/lag and noise sources for Eurorack

Published on Dec 3, 2018 DivKidVideo

"**TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW** ok so this is a simple one, easy to overlook and underrated I feel. Like all AJH this just work really well. It's a basic linear glide that can glide up, down or both up and down (normal function for most slews), there's a great hold function to halt signals passing with either gate high or low (behaviour set on a jumper), it can send or receive CV from your bus boards in the case (yes the CV / gate lines on the power connectors that go unused 99% of the time), and there's 3 noise types. Simple, but highly effective and now with a recent update it's skiff friendly, responds to negative CVs and has a range of ~14 octaves ... yes 14! I'm known to go on about how much I dislike people going on about big over the top octave tracking ranges as musical lines don't span 8 octaves or more BUT in this case we're talking about going well into modulation ranges accurately and audio so I won't be ranting here! :)


00:12 Patch previews

00:38 Function / features run down

01:03 Demo patch - a wider patch using noise for percussion, glide for pitch and some other new AJH modules for added spice.

03:36 Glide - up, down, both, linear slew,

04:55 CV bus on the power boards and distributing pitch around your system cable free!

05:54 Hold - what is it, jumper settings etc - interrupting sequences for added performance and sequence freezing.

07:22 Audio wave shaping - YES using this for audio manipulation, weird ... probably ... cool though? Yes! Slew works as a basic low pass filter but audio rate hold manipulation adds some great overtones.

09:27 Slewing (or lagging or gliding) modulation signals. Turning square LFOs into triangles, ramps and clipped saws.

10:52 Noise types - a look and listen at the red, white and pink noise.

13:28 Using the Glide + Noise to mimic original Moog Minimoog Model D behaviour with the interrupted / gated glide on the keyboard."

DIY analog synth Project ( A montage of recorded sounds Part 2 )

Published on Dec 3, 2018 Adamski A.

"Back on the attack with another bunch of patches I made on the Ad-vantage 03m protosynth circuits.
Maybe one day i'll work out how to implement patch storage on this beast. Some sounds are dry and some run through my Lexicon MPX550 unit. Check out part one if you havn't already done so here:" [posted here]

RAVEN - Sequencing PT.I feat. Maarten Vos

Published on Dec 3, 2018 birdkids

"The brilliant cellist, composer and Modular-Fusion pioneer - Maarten Vos is displaying some sonic possibilities using a RAVEN prototype."

Volca FM + RE-201

Published on Dec 3, 2018 ljs8888

Paia 4700 Modular Synthesizer Restoration #2 - Power Supplies

Part 2 added here.

Trance improvisation on the Tokarev Protosynths

Published on Dec 3, 2018 Konstantin T

"Here we go again.. grooving on with hypnotic trance trip on a Tokarev Protosynth V1LP with extended controls running polyphonic mode, along with a V1LP module with additional controls from a midi controller computer application also running in poly mode, and on the bass (on the right below the oscilloscope) the Protosynth V2 prototype. MIDI notes for the synths and the drums sequenced in FL Studio, as well as audio VST FX processing the synths sound. The instruments are connected to the computer by a standard MIDI interface."


Published on Dec 2, 2018 VJ FRANZ K

"Here the Deluge is controlling the Tama Techstar 306 using the Gate outputs to the Trigger ins.
How are the settings done, and what does the result sound like?"

And one more:


Published on Dec 2, 2018 VJ FRANZ K

"This machine might show up on the AFC collab CD! So here I am testing some of the possibilities. ( Also featured are the Volca Bass, and FM synthesized banjo sounds from the Deluge. )
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!"

Teenage Engineering OP-Z - Blue Monday

Published on Nov 30, 2018 Matt Craven

"OP-Z's take on an absolute classic by New Order"

Spotted on discchord.

And one more:

Teenage Engineering RetrOP-Z

Published on Nov 18, 2018

"OP-Z sounding a little bit Todd Terje today."

Patch n Tweak

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