MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Om Shanti (extended)

Om Shanti (extended) from Peter Speer on Vimeo.

Two moments from Alice Coltrane's "Om Shanti," stretched to a more eternal tempo.

January 6, 2019

Lofi Video Game Pitch Modulation! - itijik Production Tips

Published on Jan 6, 2019 itijik

"Working on more material for my Toy Piano Playset and sample pack and came up with this tip 😉👌
Let me know what you think in the comments...and have fun!


Produced By: itijik"

Roland Jupiter 6 Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Opus-3 Analog Keyboard Synthesizer with Case SN 4168

via this auction

"Super warm sounding analog synth with brass/organ/strings with the corresponding famous moog vcfs and modulators. Notable users include Stereolab, Kraftwerk, 808 State, the Rentals, heck even Ministry on one album."


via this auction

"From out of 1979 is the Korg Lambda. A rare unique analog polyphonic synthesizer. This keyboard is fully functional and was recently serviced from a local music shop from which it was purchased. Every function on the keyboard works fantastic and the sounds that can be generated on this board are amazing. Board is in great condition other than some various nicks and scratches on the wood from over the past 40 years"

Hypersynth Xenophone Advanced Analog Mono SYNTHESIZER

via this auction

New Synton Fenix IV Progress Update via TiNRS

via This is Not Rocket Science:

"Fenix Experiment board no 3

This is a lots-of-DSP board. Most of the things on this Experiment board are a shell for DSP. We have developed a plugin board with sufficient processing power and memory to drive all the things. Currently, we have one of these MCU-boards working and connected to Experiment board no 3.

Elgam Carousel Italian Vintage Synth (1976)

Published on Jan 6, 2019 Riccardo Pietroni

"This video shows an Elgam Carousel Groove Machine, Made in Italy in 1976."

You can find a couple of additional demos of the Elgam Carousel in the archives here.

Alan Robert Pearlman Goodbye on the Arp 2500

Published on Jan 6, 2019 David Baron

"A short tribute to Alan Robert Pearlman who passed today. Thank you for making the Arp 2500, one of the most magnificent analog modular synthesizers."

RIP Alan R. Pearlman

filter pairings: Industrial Music Electronics (Harvestman) Hertz Donut MkI vs Intellijel Polaris

Published on Jan 2, 2019 Bleep Bloop

Konstantin Gervis - Live @ Hunter's Grand Cafe, Amsterdam

Published on Jan 6, 2019 Station 252

"Recorded live on 29.12.2018 during the last Modular Moon party in 2018. This is a 100% improvised performance using 100% eurorack modular gear:
Tiptop Audio modules: almost all the drum modules, MixZ, Circadian Rhythms, Trigger Riot, 2x Z3000, 5x Forbidden Planet, 4x Z2040, Z8000, 2x Z-DSP with EchoZ and Halls Of Valhalla, 3x ONE, 1x TG ONE, 2x VCA, 5x Z4000.
As well as: Serge ResEQ, Variable Slope VCF and Variable Q VCF. Future Sound Systems Gristleizer TG3 and TG4, Vermona VcDrive, Antimatter Launch Codes and Doepfer A-124 Wasp Filter."

Roland PN-D50-04 - "Decay & S.E. Group II" patch data card for D-50, D-550, with 16 new reverbs.

via this auction

Click the image below for the patch list.

This is a supporting member listing. Remember, supporting members can send in their synth related auctions for posts.

Roland JUNO-106

via this auction

Juno-106 in the snow. Pics of the uncovered voice chip ICs below.

Moog Memorymoog Vintage Analog Synth Manual for $400

via this auction

"Complete owners and service manual, all original for the best synth ever made the Memorymoog

This thing has an awesome perspective grid pattern printed on its thick poly cover.

All pages in great shape

Has schematics, blank patch sheets and everything, unmarked complete and clean.

Stop living an incomplete life. If you own a Memorymoog complete it with this, thats how God wanted it to be so suck it up and just get the thing done and then you and your synth will finally be at peace."

E-MU Systems Emulator II 1984 EII+ Plus

via this auction

"EII+ with new LCD and new buttons.

Two issues (neither affect sound):

1.) Panel Overlay Peeling - common issue on these old units, new ones are widely available.

2.) Minor dent on top of case above disk drive - looks like a hot cup of coffee was set on top of unit, visual only, does not impact the structure of the case at all (see pic 5).

Comes with approx. 100 disks (most working, some untested).

HXC floppy emulator can be installed for an additional $150"

Lorre-Mill Double Knot

via this auction

You can find some demos in the archives here.

"Apparently out of production and rare. A couple of minor marks as seen in photo. Low use, never gigged. Fun! See:

Double Knot is an all analog synthesizer which is both sequencer and voice. It can be thought of as something of an indeterministic "groovebox". A stereo instrument with two identical voices that can give different rhythms, melodies or cross timbral slaps. The idea of this instrument is to invite reconciliation of linear and nonlinear systems, and to encourage the building of multiple-feedback synthesis architectures. User interface is with rotary potentiometers, switches, and banana cables. Patching puts are banana ports of round brass tube. Clock in and out are 3.5mm jacks bearing 5V square waves. Audio output is stereo 3.5mm line out."

MFB Dominion 1

via this auction

DIY analog synth project (Ad-vantage 03 prototype Control Panel and Breadboard circuits tour)

Published on Jan 6, 2019 Adamski A.

"Hey guys just passing through with a run down of the Ad-vantage 03m protoype analog monophonic synthesizer, more for those who are newish to the channel.

As I mentioned im in need of a bit of advice with regards to grouping the circuits the best way possible, so any advice welcome this is my first ever electronics project.

Thank you.
Backing track Ad-vantage 03m : Lead : Arppegio : Bass
Drums Oberheim DMX samples"


Published on Jan 6, 2019 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Fixing Up Synth Bike 3.0 for another trip, find out about it soon, it'll be public and you can get on and ride it, even added speaker grills to stop people poking the speakers haha."

Pigments Tutorials : Episode 2 - The Synth Engines

Published on Jan 6, 2019 Arturia

"Follow Bryan as we dive into the exciting twin-synth engine that forms the basis of Pigments' sound.
We'll cover the triple-voice virtual analog engine, as well as the superbly powerful wavetable engine.
Learn what every parameter does with useful sound demos, and easily master your new instrument."

All parts here.

MIDERA | The gates of Zalmoxis

Published on Jan 5, 2019 MIDERA

Radikal Technologies Spectralis 2 (all sounds)
Access Virus TI (processed drums from Spectralis)
Eventide Space

An Update on Search Boxes Under Posts

In case you are wondering where they went, I decided to remove them for now. You can find the site search box as always on the top right of the site and you can find links to eBay, Amazon, and Reverb on the bottom right of each post. Click on any and you'll get to the respective site where you can search.

Polyfusion with wah wah pedal

Published on Mar 22, 2018 Mike Olson

"Playing my Polyfusion modular synthesizer through a wah wah pedal and distortion, using a Future Retro keyboard."

Beyond the Stars Patrick Gleeson

Published on Apr 3, 2014 Mark Burgh

"Patrick Gleeson's Electronic version of Holst's The Planets
performed on the Emu Polyphonic Synthesizer 1975 Mercury Records. From my LP.

For Educational Purposes Only"

Vintage Buchla Modular at EMS Stockholm (playing with feedback)

Published on Jan 8, 2017 eva bowan

"One of my favourite little sequences recorded of me exploring the vintage Buchla at EMS studios in Stockholm during my residency there in September 2015."

ARP 2500 (working on rhythms)

Published on Mar 19, 2015 eva bowan

"a little jam/shaping a rhythm on ARP 2500 at WORM Rotterdam during my artist residency there in March 2015"

ARP 2500 February 2016

Published on Feb 21, 2016 Mike Olson

"On February 19th 2016, I spent the better part of an afternoon at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, exploring the legendary ARP 2500 modular synthesizer. This was the first time I had ever used this instrument. I recorded a bunch of material to take back to my studio to use in a new composition. This is a short video of me generating some of that material."

ARP 2500 Modular Synth

Published on Oct 23, 2007 David Morley

"I was checking the ARP 2500, so decided to video whilst noodling.
Will make something better later...
AMAZING synth. Funky, fat, flexible."

ARP 2500 Modular and TR-808

Published on Sep 6, 2008 David Morley

"Just a small jam on the 2500 with the 808 triggering it and mixed in."

4 hours into testing

4 hours into testing from DeltaDeltaDelta on Vimeo.

"arp 2500. after some repairs. some fiddling and some old scanned manual reading."

wind farm with sounds of the arp 2500

wind farm with sounds of the arp 2500 from Tara Rodgers on Vimeo.

"Aerial view of wind farms north of England, with sounds of a restored ARP 2500. Sound + video from October 2014."

Shipping News - demo showing the ARP 2500

Shipping News - demo showing the ARP 2500 from David Morley on Vimeo.

"Here is a demo of the ARP 2500 modular I made. No other instrument was used.

My objective was to show off the range of the instrument in a musical context.

Please visit and check out my other works and a better quality version of 'Shipping News'

My music is published by Bug Music in London

The video was something I knocked up in iMovie just in Sequencing was performed with the ARP sequencers.

Multitracked in Logic 8. Mixed on my D&R Orion desk. Reverb came from my EMT 246 and an Eventide H3000 was used for delay."

Koutsomichalis - 2500, ordine geometrico demonstrata: substantia prior est natura suis affectionibus

Koutsomichalis - 2500, ordine geometrico demonstrata: substantia prior est natura suis affectionibus (excerpt) from MarinosK on Vimeo.

Subwoofers required

Roger Powell "Cosmic Furnace" (1973 synthesizer album)

Published on Apr 23, 2017 Cosmic Pickle

ROGER POWELL "Cosmic Furnace" (1973)
This is synthesist Roger Powell's first solo album, originally on LP in 1973, here taken from the 2005 CD re-issue, which is currently out of print.

Roger Powell worked during this period for the ARP synthesizer company and after as a programmer for the Apple computer company for a number of years (1997 to 2009) . More recently he works at Electronic Arts as a Senior Producer on emerging music technologies.

In between he played with Todd Rundgren's Utopia group, from the mid 1970's to the mid 1980's.

Roger Powell: ARP Synthesizers, Electric Clavichord, Electric & Acoustic Pianos

All tracks composed by R. Powell-

1)"Ictus: Primordial Pulse"(0:00)
2)"Lumia: Dance Of The Nebulae"(4:55)
3)"Fourneau Cosmique: The Alchemical Furnace Of Cleopatra"(10:01)
4)"Hermetic Enigma: The Fixed Volatile"(17:38)
5)"Queene Enfineska: Serenity Of The Lion In Summer"(23:23)
6)"Tensegrity: A Dymaxion Triptych"(26:44)

S&H Explorations for Bb Clarinet and ARP 2600 Synthesizer

Published on Nov 11, 2013 Ronald Pellegrino

"Since 1967 I've worked with a lot of different sound and light synthesizers. Whenever I get a new instrument my MO is, early on in the exploratory stage, to challenge myself to do a piece with it. As director of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music Electronic Music Studios I added the ARP 2600 to the facility in 1971 around the same time Larry McDonald, the faculty clarinetist, asked me to compose a piece for him. At the time of Larry's commission I was exploring the Sample and Hold function, thus the first part of the title, S&H Explorations. This is an excerpt of that piece (the final two thirds).

Larry and I performed this piece numerous times at museums, cultural centers and universities from Ohio to Connecticut. I also gave performances with top clarinetists in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas and New York City. It generated a lot of gigs so at the time I thought of it as my "money piece". Other composers definitely liked it; I was part of a composer's gathering where Luciano Berio was conducting a master class and this was only piece he wanted to talk about to the chagrin of the other composers. It was composed so only I could do the synthesizer part; talk about painting a piece into a corner.

The clarinet part is traditionally notated in great detail. Larry is an outstanding musician, nevertheless to get what I wanted to hear I often had to sing the music to him and the same was true of the other fine musicians who performed it. For me those experiences highlighted once more the inadequacies of traditional notational systems and I was well on my way to setting them aside to focus on the development of my personal raga system and real time composition for the rest of my musical life. I count myself as being very fortunate for having taken that road. It's infinitely more exciting and more productive for me personally and for any artists who have worked with me."

ARP Analog Synth Jazz Band (Video)

Published on Jan 25, 2013 Matthew Brigida

"Vintage footage of Michael Brigida on the Good Day show demoing Arp synthesizers. 'Take the A Train'."

RIP Alan R. Pearlman

It has come to my attention that ARP founder Alan R. Pearlman has passed way. He was 90 years old at the time of the NAMM TEC Awards in 2015. The ARP 2600 SYNTHESIZER received the award that year. You can find a video from the event featuring Pat Gleeson and Jim Heintz of WayOutWare, who worked with Alan on their ARP emulations, below. Alan was no longer traveling at the time and was not at the event.

You can find a great video interview with Alan R. Pearlman from 2006 at the NAMM website here. The following is an interesting excerpt from the site: "Alan R. Pearlman was nicknamed 'ARP' as a kid growing up in New York City, so it seemed the perfect name for a company when he was later designing electronic musical instruments. The first instrument created by Alan was the modular synthesizer known as the ARP 2500. The monophonic product was released years after the first Moog and Buchla instruments, but gained attention for several new features including the ever-popular function of not drifting out of tune, which was a common problem in the earlier products. Next came the now classic ARP 2600, and soon the company became a great leader in the growth and development of the electronic musical market."

And via Wikipedia:

"Pearlman was born in New York City in 1925. His father was a movie theatre projector designer and his grandfather made parts for phonograph machines. He grew up building radio sets, inspired by Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines, and served in the military briefly following World War II.

Following his military service, Pearlman attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts and in 1948, for his senior thesis designed a vacuum tube envelope follower that could extract the envelope of a sound from an instrument. He later audited a Harvard University course taught by one of the inventors of the transistor, Walter Brattain.[1]

Pearlman spent five years designing amplifiers for NASA's Gemini and Apollo programs. He worked at George A. Philbrick Researchers with Roger Noble, and the two later founded analog module and op amp manufacturer Nexus Research Laboratory in Canton, Massachusetts in the early 1960s. Nexus Research Laboratory's business grew to $4 million in annual sales before being acquired by Teledyne in 1966.[2][3]

In 1969, Pearlman founded ARP Instruments, Inc. (originally Tonus, Inc.) with $100,000 of his own money and matching funds from a small group of investors. The name ARP was derived from Pearlman's initials. ARP entered the fledgling synthesizer industry with the introduction of the ARP 2002, which with twice as many switch rows on top, became the 2500 analog modular synthesizer. The 2002 was introduced at the AES show in Fall 1970, and subsequently competed head to head with other leading synthesizer companies of the time. Pearlman eschewed patch cord methodology for interconnecting synthesizer modules, designing instead a system of sliding matrix switches. He also applied his op-amp experience by utilizing dual transistors on a single integrated circuit to overcome temperature gradients and provide very stable oscillators - more stable than other popular synthesizers on the market at the time, namely offerings from Moog Music and Buchla.[4][5]"

ARP 2600 Synthesizer Award Show w/ Dr Pat Gleeson & Jim Heintz NAMM TEC Awards 2015

Published on Feb 3, 2015 Byron Hotchkiss

"ARP 2600 SYNTHESIZER receives NAMM TECH Award at 2015 show. Speakers Dr. Pat Gleeson and Jim Heintz of WayOutWare recall stories of the ARP 2600 instrument. Quotes from Pete Townsend, Alan R. Pearlman (ARP name taken from inventors nickname as a youth) Video by B K Hotchkiss"

Note it is extremely difficult to pick videos for a RIP post especially considering how many great videos there are out there and how many have been already featured on the site as you can see via the ARP label. I'll be searching for some not previously featured to put up in individual posts throughout the day. If you have any you'd like to share please do so in the comments. I wanted to share the following as it features Alan R. Pearlman's first iconic synth, the ARP 2500.

A Portrait of Eliane Radigue (2009) from Maxime Guitton on Vimeo.

"A portrait of Eliane Radigue, produced by the Austrian IMA (Institute for Media Archeology), which observes Eliane in her workspace, operating the ARP and talking about the process of composing and recording."

Featuring ARP engineer Philip R Dodds who passed away in 2007.

Update: found this ARP 2500 playlist on YouTube:


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