MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, January 4, 2019

Friday, January 04, 2019

A Visit to Noisebug - Synth Store | Interview

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Under the Big Tree

"I had a day left for my Christmas vacation before having to go back to work, and decided to spend it visiting a store that I had wanted to see for a long time: Noisebug in Pomona, California. Blake, the general manager and I chatted for a long time about all manner of esoteric synths and recording equipment, and then he was kind enough to give us a tour of the space. The results are a deep dive into a retail store that specializes in the finest quality synthesizers, whether Eurorack, 5U, Buchla, desktop, or keyboard. This is a must-see interview for the devotees of truly esoteric electronic music devices.

Under the Big Tree is Nick Peck's YouTube channel, focused on music and sound design equipment and techniques, composition, production and performance of music, modular synthesizers and electronic music in general, and tabletop board games."

Some notes from watching the video: Elby Designs Pixie (EDP WASP synth - note Tinkerbell in place of a wasp) on the obscure front. BTW, Serge paperface refers to the original Serge panels from the 70s that had printed paper on the front panels. Radiohead used Analogue Systems. The power buss differs from Doepfer based eurorack. Ran out of label space with Moon Modular! 10 Year anniversary system featured. The Kilpatrick Audio K4815 Pattern Generator in Buchla format exclusive to Noisebug is featured.

Holst Planets MARS Kronos DeepMind 6 Jupiter-8 Juno-106 Synthesizer Music Rik Marston

Published on Jan 4, 2019 SynthgodXXX

"Gustav Holst - The Planets - MARS - The Bringer of WAR
Korg Kronos - Behringer DeepMind 6 - Reverb Roland Synth
Collection Sample Pack Jupiter-8 Juno-106 Samples
Synthesizer & Sample Demo by Rik Marston
**Watch in HD** **Turn it UP!**

This is my favorite Gustav Holst work from "The Planets",
I used the Korg Kronos using the Reverb Roland Synth
Collection Sample Pack Jupiter-8 Juno-106 Samples.
The Behringer DeepMind 6 I used patch "Lost Verb" for
the deep analog space drone. There are some serious
pitch jumps, using samples in classic works can be very
a synthesizer adaptation AND WAS VERY HARD TO DO!
Anyways, it's the 2019 Blade Runner Dream Sequence Mix.
(Not really but it just turned 2019 & I'm a Sci-Fi geek!)
I love the combination of Roland Juno-106 & Jupiter-8
Samples, I used Juno-106 "106 Impact" & "JP8 Mode Brass"
Sweep sample is "JP8 Shriekback" for those 80's LUSH
Sweeps! ;) My FAVORITE!
Thank you for watching!
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Electronic Dance Music
Space & Meteorites
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Rik Marston - "33"
Official CD release March 3rd, 2019
Available for download or order the full CD!
13 Full Tracks
"33" will be available on iTunes, Amazon Prime, etc."

Symetrix Phase Filter - Uses SSM 2040 like Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

via this auction

Another first on the site. Anyone ever hear of Symetrix before?

Some pics of the inside below. From the listing:

"Ive held onto it for over 10 years because it is so rare and so amazing sounding, words cant even desribe.

Never have I heard a phaser so lush.

Can even be controlled with CV.

About 100 were made, this is serial number 48."

Ensoniq Mirage Rack Version DMS-8 Hybrid Synth & Sampler w/ MASOS, OS 3.2

via this auction

"- Ensoniq Mirage DMS-8 Digital / Analog Hybrid Multi Sampler with OS & Format Disks -

This particular Mirage is in good condition for its age: The disk drive loads as expected, all buttons work, the display is bright, and MIDI is responsive. The original rack ears and a power cable will be included.

Also included are the following disks to get you up and running out of the box:
MASOS - advanced sampling operating system which adds a lot of highly useful functionality
OS V3.2 - the last basic operating system officially released
FMT V2 - a program which allows the Mirage to format fresh disks.

It's an often heard misconception that the Mirage is just a sampler, but there's actually a lot more to it - you can also approach it as a 16 oscillator, 8 voice polysynth with the classic "American" sound. There are few synths or samplers that approach the Mirage's warmth and character.

It features highly textured 8-bit sampling as your oscillator source (2 per voice), analog 24db / 4 Pole Curtis CEM low-pass filters, independent 5 stage VCA and filter envelopes with dynamic control via velocity, key sensitivity or key tracking.

Loading single cycle waveforms from other synths opens up a seemingly unlimited palette of sound design potential.

Of course it also excels on drum sampling duties - both single hits and loops are instantly given that authentic old school grit and punch that is often missing from more modern production tools."

"Are You Ready for This Shit?" sticker.

Yamaha MODX All Analog Pads & Synth Leads

Published on Jan 4, 2019 synthartist69

"This is a video of all the analog pad patches inside the Yamaha MODX6,7 and 8 synthesizers."

Yamaha MODX All Analog Synth Leads

Published on Jan 4, 2019

"These are all the analog synth leads inside the Yamaha MODX6,7 and 8 synthesizer."

Check out more synthartist69 Yamaha MODX videos here.

Bob Moog Foundation - Moogtastic Synth Portrait of Bob Moog - New Years Card

Pictured is the art on a New Years card sent my way via The Bob Moog Foundation. Click on it to see the synths. :) P.S. The card is actually a bright white. Apologies for the poor lighting; my room isn't the brightest at the moment. You can find better pics over on the Bob Moog Foundation's site here.

The art is the Moogtastic mosaic featured on a T-Shirt and poster available at The Bob Moog Foundation shop.

The following are some details on the design:

"Our remarkable new Moogsaic design, so named for its portraiture of Bob Moog composed of over 250 hand-drawn synthesizers, modules, and sonic components, was created for the Bob Moog Foundation by illustrator and animator David C. Lovelace. From close-up, the image looks like an interesting collection of electronic instruments, but from just a few steps away, Bob's image and his intense gaze clearly appears.

The Gildan Ultra Cotton short-sleeved art tees are digitally printed to maintain the integrity of the design. They are available in sizes S-3XL.

The 11” x 17” poster is printed in Bob's home town of Asheville, NC on heavy poster stock. The poster features a unique archival image of Bob, as well as his signature, and is sure to be an inspirational focal point in your studio, home, office or classroom!

It features the following quote:

"I was never worried that synthesizers would replace musicians. First of all, you have to be a musician in order to make music with a synthesizer.""

#jamuary2019 Day 4 - Elektron Digitone

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"I had a real hankering for some Digitone action this evening, so I went ahead and got me some! The jam is 4 patterns (one for each section), but each pattern is only one bar long - they might seem longer because of a lot of conditional trigs. I worked that way because in my head I thought it'd be quicker - Jury is still out on that theory!"

Hirajoshi Scale by Ornament and Crime

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Ebotronix

Hirajoshi Scale by 4x Ornament and Crime
short name: HIRA number of notes: 5 comments: from Sevish World Scales Pack notes (in cents): 0, 185.2, 336.7, 682.8, 789.8
Upper Ribbon Sputnik VCO and Waldorf NW1
lower Ribbon Two 59 VCO and Tunefish Modular Slider μBraids
Bass by Tunefish Modular Warps to E 440 Filter
Chords by ARC Serge TBK, Ornament and Crime Quantermain to 4x μBraids quad panning by Tides and 2x Vails

DSI Prophet Rev 2 & Source Audio Nemesis Delay

Published on Jan 4, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

Godwin Drummaker 45 Computer System

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Italian Vintage Stuff!

This is the first post to feature the Godwin Drummaker 45. You think you've seen it all, yet every year something new comes out of the annals of synth history. Be sure to check out the New Old label at the bottom of this post for more, and check out the Godwin Drummaker 32.

"The Godwin Drummaker 45 Computer System is an Italian Auto drum machine / Arpeggiator / Bass / Chord Arranger from 1976.

It was originally the rhythm section of the huge organ with the same name, but a few stand-alone units with a two octave keyboard controller were produced as well.

Very nice and warm analog sounds. It's quite complex, with many variations, less ompa-ompa compared to other similiar machines from that era.

Run through a Space Echo 301 with added chorus, echo and spring reverb."

Moffenzeef Stargazer & MSG II Drone Synthesizers

Published on Jan 4, 2019

"Moffenzeef has two standalone drone synthesizers, the full featured and gritty Stargazer which has a dual wavetable oscillator, sample rate reducer, dual resonant filters, three LFOs and distortion. We also used the smaller MSG II with Dwarfcraft Devices Hax 2 ring modulator pedal.

The Stargazer has 90 different waveforms letting you get a ton of different textures from the oscillators, it also has an expression pedal input to control the speed of the LFOs, in this video we used some Moffenzeef modules in a 4MS Pod case to control the LFOs.

The MSG II is smaller than the Stargazer, but has 8 different synthesis modes, so it can also produce many different sounds."

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DARK MATTER - Feedback Eurorack module by Casper Electronics & Bastl Instruments

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Bastl Instruments

Don't miss the end. :)

The press release via Bastl Instruments:

"Bast Instruments and Casper Electronics are proud to present the newest member of our modular family. Meet Dark Matter, a high energy sound processor and signal generator that unleashes the crazy raw power of audio feedback into your eurorack system. It’s inspired by “no input” mixer feedback techniques that explore the complex natural behaviors of amplifier circuits pushed beyond their limits. Dark Matter brings this behavior to the modular synth, adds voltage control to everything, tons of patching options and a big ol’ bag of tricks for making feedback a truly *playable* effect.

-Excite audio signals to the breaking point with 4 flavours of voltage controlled overdrive.
-Turbo charge percussive hits and drum beats.
-Add sub-octave tones and timbrel richness to melodies and bass lines.
-Tweak your tone with a crunchy overdriving 2 band EQ.
-Add signal ducking and gating effects with the built in envelope follower.
-Go the feedback way and create meandering loops through your rack using the 10 I/O jacks…..Feedback your feedback your feedback.

Dark Matter is available now at and select dealers for 265 EUR excl. TAX

-Input VCA with gain and soft clipping
-2 band equaliser with voltage controlled bass and treble boost/overdrive
-Voltage controlled feedback
-External feedback section for making and fine tuning loops through other modules
-Voltage controlled crossfade between input and feedback signals
-Input tracking envelope follower for adding ducking and gating effects
-10 I/O jacks for adding CV and making crazy loops

- 13 HP
- PTC fuse and diode protected 10-pin power connector
- 24 mm deep
- power consumption +12V: < 75mA; -12V: <75 mA"

Izhar's Fellow Travellers: with Tony Rolando of Make Noise

Published on Jan 4, 2019 יזהר אשדות Izhar Ashdot

"**Turn on CC for English Subtitles**

Israeli music producer and modular synths evangelist Izhar Ashdot meets Tony Rolando, founder of modular synths company Make Noise, in Berlin.

'During the 2017 Superbooth synths trade show, we sat down in the green park outside the exhibition building until the rain drove us to a tiny children's playground.
We talked about synths, musicians, Moog vs. Buchla and the past, present and future of modular'"

Live Performance Roel Reiné with a Eurorack Modular Synth, December 16, 2018, Los Angeles

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Roel Reine

Check out Roel Reine on IMDB here. Some Blade Runner samples on this one.

"Director Roel Reiné - ADMIRAL, Redbad, Wu Assassins, Knightfall, Death Race, Hard Target 2, Marvel Inhumans - plays also electronic music.

Live performance Roel Reiné playing a Eurorack Modular Synth. Los Angeles, December 16, 2018, MODULAR ON THE SPOT event.

Modules used: Intellijel Atlantis, Plonk, Tetrapad, Make Noise Rene 2, Cwejman BLD, Mannequins Mangrove, Sisters, WMD Fracture, Arpitecht, Just Friends, Butami, ER-301, ER-101, ER-102, Tiptop Circadian Rhythms, WMD Performance Mixer, Mutable Instruments Elements, Braids, Grids, Rings, Clouds, Tiptop Z-DSP, 1010 Music Bitbox, Moog Mother 32, Eventide Space, Tiptop s808,

Check out his first music album: Monotonic Diversity - Roel Reine - on all music platforms, iTunes, Spotify, etc"

MIDIbox SEQ V4+ midiphy Frontpanel Demo

Published on Jan 4, 2019 ucapps

"This video demonstrates the final midiphy MIDIbox SEQ V4+ redesign (build no. #2) - big thanks to Andy, Adrian and Peter who created the new hardware version and distribute DIY kits under !! :-)"


TEST SERIES Mungo Enterprises P0 Percussion Module Zetaohm FLXS1 Eurorack Sequencer

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Experiments with the Mungo P0 Percussion eurorack module.
CV used are Zetaohm FLXS1 Eurorack Sequencer, Mungo W0, and XAOC Devices Zadar.

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"

VCV Rack - TIPS for Processing a SINE WAVE (from scratch)

Published on Jan 4, 2019 VCV Rack Ideas

"Support me and get stuff -

New Year has come and I want to try a new video format with more visual information than text. Thus, in this video you will not only learn how you can coolly process a sine wave in VCV Rack, but also see how I do it from scratch with simple examples. After all, in the end it is important not only to know what you are doing, but also to feel. This is not only a share of the challenge, but also very useful.
Sine is a very flexible waveform. You will learn more in this video.

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Chill LOFI Using Default Ableton Live Plugins - itijik Production Tips

Published on Jan 3, 2019 itijik

"Breaking down a lofi effect chain I came up with. Please leave your comments below!

The samples mentioned are from Brutal Kicks and Brutal Snare sample packs available on For lofi and hip hop I recommend the Snares for sure. Lots of layered Snares/Rim/Claps to choose from. Thin, thick, snappy, sloppy flams...some really great stuff in there


Produced By: itijik"

EDP (Electronic Dream Plant) Wasp w/ Original Box

via this auction

"Iconic, brilliant British monosynth. For sale serviced, and in excellent condition, complete with the original box.

Filter is great - now copied by Doepfer as a modular unit."

Future Retro Revolution R2 Analog Synthesizer Sequencer

via this auction

Yamaha CS-80 Combo Synthesizer Service Manual

via this auction

Moog synthesizer grandmother jam

Published on Jan 4, 2019 刘青

"Grandmother needs love. ❤️"

Emy + VAX : testing the voices

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Polaxis

"Demonstration of some of the voices that the DECtalk engine embedded in the VAX-vox can produce"

Tentacles' #Jamuary2019 Ep.03 Deluge Percussive

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Tentacles

"Jamuary is a plan to post a little jam/loop/sample every day of January. Keep it simple. Get going.

Gear used: Synthstrom Deluge.
Mastered in Logic X

Filmed with a Lumix TZ-80 and edited with Magix Vegas 14"

Jamuary 4th, LEGO sequencer + OP-1

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Captain Credible

"Beta testing my own LEGO music sequencer for Jamuary 2019"

Nintendo Switch + MODX 6 jam

Published on Jan 4, 2019 thebrackett

"Quick jam using a composition I wrote on the Nintendo switch, and a preset from the MODX 6 using the FM-x engine and adjusting the levels of individual operators as I play.

Hope you enjoy :)"

02-The Moog Opus 3- Part Two: Organ

Published on Jan 4, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the "Organ" part of the analog polyphonic Moog Opus 3."

AutomaticGainsay The Moog Opus 3

nonlinearcircuits SPASM - LDR controlled (!) chaos

Published on Jan 4, 2019 cirtcele

"This module takes the classic Sprott jerk circuit and replaces all the resistors with LDRs.....a 7 way vactrol."

"This module takes the classic Sprott jerk circuit and replaces all the resistors with LDRs.....a 7 way vactrol. This means the brightness of the LED in the giant vactrol controls the frequency of the circuit.

It is a very easy build and will give you a very flexible chaotic circuit. The CV inject jack allows you to control the chaos with gates and CV, some signals will cause it to pause or stall, others will make it glitch & freak out. CV freq controls the LED which, in turn, controls the resistance in the LDRs.

It is a very flexible build; you can use any LDRs you like, so long as they are the same. You can also use any capacitors you like for CAP, so long as they are the same.

Of course, the LDRs and capacitors you choose will affect the behaviour & frequency range of the circuit. GL5516 LDRs go to 500kΩ off resistance whereas GL5549 go to 10MΩ+ (anywhere from 10MΩ to 20MΩ), so will be a lot slower but will give a much wider frequency range and some very unpredictable outputs. Similarly with capacitors 10uF will be a lot slower than 10nF.

If going for the more extremely slow values, GL5549 LDRs and 10uF caps, the module will stall at minimum pot settings and generally needs a CV on the CV freq input to make it operate. This is actually a good thing as you can turn the signals on and off with CV or gates.

PCB set = USD20
Panel = USD20
assembled = USD160"

Synthesiser Dave - Episode 21 - Roland SH1oh1 Retrofit & Roland RS-09

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Electronic Sound

Synthesiser Dave - Episode 20 - Roland RS-09

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Electronic Sound

OP-Z Jamuary #4

Published on Jan 4, 2019 ahlstrominfo

Erica Synths Bassline Impersonates Beaker!

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"A bit of a silly one this time :) The Bassline does a beaker impression :)"

Roland Space Echoes Comparison Test

Published on Jan 4, 2019 SUBTOKYOSHOP

"Roland Space Echoes Comparison Test

1. Roland RE-101 Space Echo
2. Roland RE-150 Space Echo
3. Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Tested with Roland JX-3P Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer"

subtokyoshop on eBay

Volca jam for Jamuary 2019: day 3 (Abel)

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Slenterende Beer

"'Jamuary' is a yearly event where people upload short music jams every day throughout the month of January. This submission is for January 3rd, by Abel.

We're huge Tycho fans, and this jam is clearly inspired by their music.

Korg Volca Sample + Korg Monotron Delay
Korg Volca Keys + Zoom MS-50G
Korg Volca FM + Source Audio Ventris
Korg Volca Bass + Chase Bliss Audio Thermae + GFI System Specular Reverb V2
Arturia Beatstep Pro
Arturia Keystep
Miditech MIDI Thru/Filter
Mixer: Behringer XENYX UFX1204
Power: Strymon Zuma

Video recorded with iPhone 7. Audio recorded with UFX1204 in "standalone" mode, recording directly to USB HDD.
If you have questions about how everything (Volcas, effects, controllers) is connected (power, audio, MIDI), check out this video:
The Volca FM patch is by Oscillator Sink:

You can stream our music from Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and other streaming services, or download our music from Bandcamp:"

Moog Dfam VCO synthesizer sounds (no percussive sounds)

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Polynominaldotcom

"Moog Dfam is an excellent Drumsynth, but the VCOs can do also many "traditional" synth sounds e.g bassline, arpeggio, tb303-like..."

nonlinearcircuits Signum Hyperchaos 1

Published on Jan 4, 2019 cirtcele

"This is an expansion of Primal Hyperchaos, based on the description in a paper by C Li, et al. The internal signum switch has been brought out to the panel. It can be used as a stand-alone switch (don’t expect it to be clean and nice) or it can be used to inject signals into the hyperchaos circuit or control the switching of the hyperchaos."

See this post from 2017 for additional details.

nonlinearcircuits GENiE 1 - GEneralized Nonlinear Extrapolator

Published on Jan 4, 2019

"This module is made of 3 neuron circuits and a difference rectifier."

"GEneralized Nonlinear Extrapolator

This module is made of 3 neuron circuits and a difference rectifier. The neuron outputs are fed to the switching pins of the next neuron’s attenuated input; 1>2, 2>3, 3>1. This means the circuit will work with a single input signal, delivering all kinds of mayhem at the outputs.

There are also 4 shared inputs so that the same signals can be fed to neurons 1&2 and neurons 2&3. The Difference Rectifier compares the outputs of neurons 1&3 to the output of neuron 2. If you want to use the neurons individually then turn down the input pots or use the upper neuron specific inputs to disconnect the signals coming from its neighbour.

Just like a set of synaptically connected neurons, this module is noisy and unruly. It is never going to learn anything it lives in and for the moment. It can be used to process audio, CV or audio and CV……do whatever you like to it.

The name is from the computer described in the 1964 Keith Laumer novel – The Great Time Machine Hoax, although this module differs in ability (can’t time travel or get married ….. afaik), the name is quite suitable.
Panel = USD22
assembled = USD200"

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