MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday, January 03, 2019

オープンリールコタツ会議 | Open Reel Kotatsu Session - Open Reel Ensemble

Published on Jan 2, 2019 Open Reel Ensemble


Musique concrete? :)


This one in via brian comnes.

Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt (12 Inch Mix) (Intro)

Published on Sep 26, 2017 DJ Spinelli

Roland TR-808 & Jupiter-8. The Egyptian Lover played in Seattle New Years Eve.

Roland Juno-60 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Polyend Seq & Roland MKS-7 Super Quartet

Published on Jan 3, 2019 Polyend

"Polyend has paid a visit to and so Polyend Seq is playing with the Roland MKS-7 Super Quartet thru Space Echo RE-201 (plus some postproduction sounds)."

Memorymoog & Jupiter8 arpeggiators...

Published on Jan 3, 2019 noddyspuncture

"The arpeggiators weren't sync'd - I just set their respective speeds to somewhere near each other..."

Another Memorymoog & Jupiter8 video...

Published on Jan 3, 2019 noddyspuncture

"Just some chords and Filter sweeps etc... they do sound pretty big together. :)"

A relaxing arpy jam with Santa's UFO present of 2018

Published on Jan 3, 2019 Funk Tree

"This is a very powerful unusual gizmo. Functionally, very well throughout groove-box. How about 5 ADSRs and 1 insert effect per track How about 2x16 BPM synced LFOs with Random. Motion Sequencing, and quirky after-touch control. Stereo samples.and cool arpegiator, and convenient sample capture workflow."

The Zoom ARQ & a KORG Mini KAOSS Pad 2.

Cuckoo's #Jamuary2019 : 03 - OP-Z

Published on Jan 3, 2019 cuckoomusic

Happy Jamuary :)
Gear used: OP-Z by Teenage Engineering

#jamuary2019 Day 3 - Teenage Engineering PO-33 KO

Published on Jan 3, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"Well, I already managed to miss a day of Jamuary, but again, a few minutes spare to send some time with the PO-33 always is time well spent. I walked around the house tapping bottles and shaking baby toys to replenish some of the sample banks - I'll definitely be trying that kind of thing again because the results were kinda fun!"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with GLASYS (Gil Assayas)

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

"GLASYS (Gil Assayas) is a pianist, synthesist, producer and vocalist who delivers intricate, virtuosic keyboard parts, electronic soundscapes, and impassioned vocals in one package that combines his many influences including Electronic music, Alternative Rock, Jazz, and Classical music. 

Since playing his first solo show two year ago, GLASYS has been endorsed by major gear manufacturers such as Sequential, Nord Keyboards, and Spectrasonics, and has developed a large social media presence with over two million total video views. GLASYS has also been featured on the Grammys® website, and has had his song “The Pressure” played at a Portland Trailblazers NBA game. Recently, he was discovered by Hip-Hop giant T-Pain on reddit and the two are now collaborating. GLASYS is also currently touring with legendary 70s-80s band Utopia, led by Todd Rundgren."

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

Farfisa Syntorchestra - Benjamin LAZZARUS

Published on Jan 3, 2019 Benjamin LAZZARUS

"This track is only made with sounds coming from the Farfisa Syntorchestra (With Electroharmonix Echo Flanger and Memory Man)."

Test new Muscarin VCF

Published on Jan 3, 2019 kNoB Technology

"Midi to CV to Muscarin 1x VCO to New VCF
WNoise to New VCF"

You can find previous Muscarin posts here.

Virtual Flannel / OP-Z - Zeeing Is Believing

Published on Jan 2, 2019 Virtual Flannel

"Video synth Zee sesh..."

Peak Patches

Published on Jan 3, 2019 ljs8888

"First few patches with the Peak :) ... no external effects or processing"

Through Window - eurorack ambient // novation peak x modular synth

Published on Jan 3, 2019 ann annie

sweeping through window //

featuring novation peak!

in frames ~ @annnannie
transcription ~

Volca FM & Keys playing nicely together

Published on Jan 3, 2019 DreamsOfWires

"Korg Volca FM with Volca Keys performance. Both this track and the original version (using Volca Keys & Nave) are available here:

The video of the original recording is here: [DreamsOfWires - Nave & Volca Keys]

Anyone who already bought the album should be able to re-download it with this new additional track, free of charge.

Recorded on an iPad using AUM (pictured) with EOS2 reverb.
Volca FM patch/preset created by me.

If you'd like to help me continue to make music and videos like this, you can support me on Patreon and get access to occasional exclussive content:

Or you can purchase my music here:

Alternativey, just subscribing and/or sharing knowlege of my channel and music also helps. Either way, thank you for your support.

I don't give shopping advice - it's impossible to know what instrument/gear is right for someone else, and I wouldn't want to be responsible for any regretful purchases - I don't pretend to be an expert on anything. Thanks for your understanding."

TECHNO! with AE Modular Synth & LepLoop Arpopone (in HDR on supported devices) #TTNM

Published on Jan 3, 2019 The Tuesday Night Machines



PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:
- Tangible Waves AE Modular synth with the new State Variable SV Filter and LOPAG Vactrol Lowpass Gate, MultiFX Reverb-Flanger, Nyle Filter, Wasp Filter, etc.
- LepLoop Apropone Bass and Chord synth. Demo video here: [posted here]

At the beginning you can hear the new AE Modular SVFilter on-beat and the LOPAG Vactrol LPG off-beat. Then I fade in two other voices, one which is an oscillator going through the Wasp Filter and another one through the Nyle Filter. There is also a steady white noise beat coming in later at about 2:10, a bit of filter modulation and of course the Lep Loop Arpopone, generating bass and chord stabs (starting at around 1:35). The Arpopone is synced to an AE Modular LFO, which in turn is synced to the master clock (another AEM LFO), so that it doesn't produce a steady clock, but a faster pattern, which is fun. Syncing LFOs is great!"

TEST SERIES WMD Phase Displacement Oscillator PDO MKII Triple Bipolar VCA Eurorack

Published on Jan 3, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Testing the WMD Phase Displacement Oscillator PDO MKII and Triple Bipolar VCA Eurorack.

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"

Automation in Ableton - Gross Beets (Part 4 & 5) - itijik Production Tips

Automation in Ableton - Gross Beets (Part 4) - itijik Production Tips

Published on Dec 31, 2018 itijik

Automation in Ableton - Gross Beets (Part 5) - itijik Production Tips


FM synthesis basics explained with an oscilloscope (Reface DX)

Published on Jan 3, 2019 Floyd Steinberg

"Here, I'm trying to explain some FM synthesis basics on the Reface DX with an oscilloscope. Please excuse any mispronounciations, if you can understand what I'm saying it's mission accomplished for me. :-)


00:00 hello hello
00:29 FM vocabulary: Operators
00:50 carrier
00:57 modulator
01:13 algorithm
01:41 parallel / serial algorithms
03:07 modulator amplitude
03:59 modulator ratio
05:25 oscillator demo - building a saw wave with sine waves
06:58 it's phase modulation, actually (math basics)
09:06 oscillator demo - building a square wave
09:51 feedback
11:15 "filter sweep" demonstration (operator 2 modulated by an LFO)
11:53 there will be more. :-)"

GEOSynths Sound Design Tutorials - System 8 Engine - FM Lead FX

Published on Jan 3, 2019 GEOSynths

"Unusual Lead...Was going for FX at first, but it turned into a decent FM Lead."

Tasty Chips GR-1 Granular Synthesizer

via this auction

"The Tasty Chips GR-1 offers perhaps the first truly intuitive, approachable interface for granular synthesis in hardware format. With dedicated controls for all common granular synthesis parameters and a crisp display with clever and clear visual feedback, the GR-1 makes in-depth granular synthesis easy.

Offering 16 voices of polyphony with a maximum of 128 grains per voice, the GR-1 is equally at home in context as a source of sonorous ambience, glitched-out gestural textures, cinematic sound design, and far more. Latching "play" buttons for four independent voices as well as MIDI input offer multiple modes of interaction, while built-in LFOs and control voltage inputs allow extensive automation of internal parameters. Dedicated controls for grain position, density, size, pitch, scan rate, window shape, position randomization, and panning randomization make deep granular manipulation easily accessible. A 7" display makes the implications of all controls visible, making the otherwise obtuse methods of granular synthesis far more obvious than any previous hardware.

It seems strange to say that granular synthesis can be intuitive—but Tasty Chips Electronics has made it possible. The GR-1 might be the best hardware granular synthesizer to date."

E-licktronic Yocto V1 (TR808 clone) 2018

via this auction

1977 - STEINER MICRON ANALOG Synthesizer 360 Systems Version

via this auction

I don't think I ever realized there was a 360 Systems Steiner Parker relationship.

"1977 - Steiner Micron 360 Systems Analog Synth Expander

This particular one comes from a collection and was last serviced in 2016 by SRS. It has a wired euro plug with minimal wear and tear to the casing.

The Steiner Microcon is a complete synthesizer (less keyboard) in a single module. It has its own power supply, VCO, LFO, VCF and envelope generator, thereby combining all of the most needed parts of a synthesizer in one unit.

It can be used with synthesizer accessories such as sequencers, electronic valve instruments, guitar slave-drivers, pitch followers, or with a keyboard. Multiple units can be combined with a guitar controller to form full polyphonic synthesizers at a fraction of the cost normally expected. Combined with a regular synthesizer, it ads an extra 'voice' to your present system.

Oscillator stability and tracking are the best that state of the art will allow. Numerous inputs and outputs are available on the front and top of the unit. Other signals available inside can be brought out for special applications, and connected to other equipment in a variety of useful ways.

The Minicon truly packs alot of synthesizer into a small space (which looks to be about 4-inches by 6-inches. There are 8 knobs and 6 switches. The VCO has knobs for course and fine tuning and switches allowing selection of "three waveforms". The LFO has knobs for rate and level and a switch for beat and is available for vibrato. The VCF has knobs for frequency and gain, as well as a switch for resonance. The Envelop Generator has knobs for attack and decay, as well as a switches to enable damp (a quick release decay) and sustain. The VCA is described as a "trigger controlled audio gate". Connections include positive and negative trigger out, VC filter in, calibrated and uncalibrated voltage control ins, a signal out (which "can be paralleled"), and a trigger in. According to the product literature the "beat function causes the VCO to sound like to sound like two oscillators beating together."

1974 Vintage Minimoog Model D

via this auction

"1974 Vintage Minimoog Model D

Williamsville, NY 6xxx model

I am the second owner of this unit and it has been laying around for some time collecting dust, as with any synth this old it could use some cleanup on the connections/contacts (age and dust) and the keys could use some work as well. You can see the cosmetic condition in the photos provided, there are some scuffs but for a unit of its age overall it is in decent shape.

This could be a beautiful piece in the right hands, sold as is."

Moog Minimoog D 1970s vintage Keyboard Synthesizer SN 1833

via this auction

"Original (Not Reissue) 1970s Moog Minimoog Model D synthesizer Serial #1833. This belonged to my uncle who can no longer play due to his poor health so i am selling it on his behalf.

Its in great cosmetic condition but hasn't been used in years so may need a tuning. Power and all the keys work and all produce a tone but i'm not too sure if the oscillators, mixer and filters are working as they did back in the 70s."

One Trashed VINTAGE Korg Rhythm 55 Rhythm Machine SN 253789

via this auction

Held together with duct tape. The front panel looks like a moldy paper/cardboard overlay. Anyone know what material it's actually made of?

"Intro/Fill-in knob is missing.

Other function is in perfect working order."

Korg M1 Music Workstation w/ Extras

via this auction

Nord Lead 2 Performance Synthesizer

via this auction

Ich Bin Ein Disco Biscuit

Published on Jan 3, 2019 Alex Ball

"Start 2019 as you mean to go on.

Guitar: Squier Jagmaster, Vox Wah-Wah, Boss CE-2 Chorus, Fender Blues Junior II, mic'd with an SM57.

Bass: Fender Jazz Bass, Orange OB1-300, DBX 266XL.

Synths: Sequential Circuits Pro~One, Roland SH-101, Roland Juno-6.

Drums: Past To Future, Oberheim DX & SCi Drumtraks claps, Samples from Espen Kraft's Dr Bohm drum machine and various percussion.

Virtual instruments: Spitfire Audio Chamber Strings, Kick Ass Brass.

Vocals: Recorded with an AKG C414s

Plugins: Waves, T-racks, U-he, Past to Future, Goodhertz, TAL, Steinberg."

Jamuary 2019 Drumbrute Impact + Fantasy Mansion

Published on Jan 3, 2019 Captain Credible

"I just got a Drumbrute Impact today, First test, will it syncto fantasy mansion ?"

What Is Fantasy Mansion?

Alvis Zembergs, MakeMake, Metapattern // Live @ Erica Synths Garage

Streamed live 3 hours ago Erica Synths

"Erica Synths Garage streams live performances of

03:20 Alvis Zembergs
36:34 MakeMake
1:27:30 Metapattern

Alvis Zembergs known for his role as a percussionist at several ethno music projects like Kanisaifa and KAIOO will perform using live electronics, including DIY Polivoks system and a didgeridoo, the night will be continued by future-facing instrumental duo MakeMake and in the end a guest from the far-away Australia - Metapattern - will perform on the Techno System & Elektron Analog Rytm.

Live visuals from Zenon on a LZX Industries video modular"

MIDERA | Nord Drum 2 and Elektron A4

Published on Jan 3, 2019 MIDERA

"I wasn't planning on sharing (uploaded to show a few people I know), but... well, I might as well. Trust me, the playing isn't great, but this was my first time creating my own sounds and haven't played drums since about 2012."

Controlling a modular synth with Kinect

Published on Jan 3, 2019 Andor Polgar

"Controlling a modular synthesizer with a Microsoft Kinect V1 motion sensing device

Visuals: Petra Eros
Coding: Petra Eros
Sound art: Andor Polgar
Video: Andor Polgar"

LudoWic Synthi A live recording

Published on Jan 3, 2019 ludoWic music

Part of the serie EMS studies:
One-take live recordings with only the EMS Synthi A
Location: Sint-Laurentiuskerk Dongen

EMS Synthi, November 1972

Published on Jan 3, 2019 repeatle

Make Noise 0-Coast and Friends: 10 pairing ideas worth considering

Published on Jan 3, 2019 loopop

"This video is a follow up to my original '14 0-Coast Hacks' video [posted here], and looks at what 0-Coast can do with a little help from its friends.


0:00 Intro
0:35 Smart control
2:20 Reverb & FX
3:20 Hybrid modular
5:00 Modular sequencer
7:50 Subharmonic seq
9:50 Subharmonic jam...
11:00 Adding a filter
12:05 Adding voices
14:45 Got a VCA?
15:00 PWM trick 1
16:05 PWM trick 2
17:25 Multifunction module pals
18:00 Mixing
18:25 Semimodular pairs
19:15 DFAM jam
20:35 More tips"

Ryuichi Sakamoto 坂本 龍一 andata [live cover]

Published on Jan 3, 2019 Piano in a Living Room

Nord Piano 4, Sequential OB-6 Desktop Module, Elektron Octatrack.

"andata, the first track of Ryuichi Sakamoto's async album, released in 2017.

Better sound:"

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms SV1 & Source Audio Nemesis Delay

Published on Jan 3, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

AppSound Power Tips for u-he Repro 5

Published on Jan 3, 2019 APP SOUND

"What do you with the u-he Repro-5? Here you find just five tips. All presets are from the sound set 'Two Worlds'. More infos:"

nonlinearcircuits Digital Filter Simulator 1

Published on Jan 3, 2019 cirtcele

"Analogue circuit designed to simulate a digital filter....sort of. Starts slowly, jump to the 2nd half to get a real taste for it."

via nonlinearcircuits

"This module is based on ideas presented in a 1969 IEEE paper titled - Hybrid Implementation for Sampled-data controllers. The paper presents the canonical form of a generalised digital filter made using analogue elements.....yes this is an analogue circuit; all CMOS and op amps. I played around with various versions for a few years and, as usual, settled on the simplest and cheapest version.

Incoming audio signals (or CV if you want to use it as a pattern generator) are fed to a 4 bit A/D stage, these 4 bits then go thru a 4 stage delay (shift registers). Each delayed bit is re-united with its siblings via four D/A stages and the stepped signals are then fed back to the input via an attenuator/inverter stage and are fed to the summed output, again via an attenuator/inverter stage.

The circuit is controlled by the clock input that ticks over the shift registers. CV controlling the VCO that supplies the clock signal will in turn control the filter. The Range pot needs to be set to a suitable level, I like it when the peak LED is flickering. Range can also be controlled by CV which will allow you to shift from a 1 bit signal to a 4 bit or overdrive the crap out of it and lock everything up. It is interesting to supply clock signals that are multiples or divisions of the audio signal, but like all NLC modules, feel free to do whatever you like. As mentioned, supplied with a gate and a CV it will perform as a complex pattern generator as well.

I will get a demo up soon, but will promise this doesn't sound like a is very noisy and splatty.

PCB set = USD22
Panel = USD22
Assembled = USD220"

Erica Synths Techno System Drum Sequencer Direction Control Demo

Published on Jan 3, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"Had a bit of fun with this sequencer as I get to learn it. I put in a fairly simple pattern and sequenced the Fusebox then used the directional controls to change up and give variety to the pattern. Reverse, Ping-Pong, Random etc. Excuse my attempt at Acid, it's not something I do and was just a play about!!!!"

Korg Prologue Custom Sounds part. 2

Published on Jan 2, 2019 DKS SYNTH LAB

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