MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

New England Winter Synthesizer Festival Set for Saturday, March 2 in Burlington, Massachusetts

This one is in via Kent. You can full details on the event here.

"The New England Winter Synthesizer Festival will happen Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12pm to 6pm, at the Microsoft Technology Center, 5 Wayside Road, in lovely Burlington, Massachusetts. Free admission. Please come enjoy a wide selection of new and old, analog and digital, audio and video, professionals and hobbyists, modular and monolithic, synthesizers and synthesizer nuts."

Panoptigon plays Philip Glass - Einstein On The Beach - Orchestron & Optigan Discs

Published on Feb 15, 2019 optigandotcom

"While Panoptigon isn't particularly suited to overdubbing entire arrangements with itself, we thought it'd be fun to do a quick excerpt from Philip Glass' Einstein On The Beach (Train 1), since all the basic sounds required already exist on Orchestron / Optigan discs. Heard here are the Orchestron Flute, Saxophone, Solo Female Voice, and Pipe Organ discs, as well as the organ sound from the Optigan Nashville Country disc. The Flute disc was pitch bent an octave up to simulate the piccolo called for in the score, and the bass line of the Pipe Organ disc was pitch bent an octave down to get the low notes needed. A bit of reverb was added to the mix, but there was no EQ or other processing applied. You can find info about pre-ordering a Panoptigon here:"

Oddly enough the following just went up:

Philip Glass on His Collaboration With Aphex Twin | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Red Bull Music Academy

"The celebrated composer Philip Glass recalls meeting a young Richard D. James, AKA Aphex Twin, in New York City and collaborating with the producer on a handful of tracks and combining their unique approaches. #composition #aphextwin

Watch the full lecture - [below] - to hear Philip Glass wax nostalgic on his time spent in Paris, musical tradition, collaborations with Aphex Twin, David Byrne and Ornette Coleman and the art of performance.

It’s hard to overstate the influence of New York City composer Philip Glass. Along with Steve Reich, his minimalist compositions transformed the world of classical music and, eventually, popular music in general. Glass’ early epiphanies occurred in Paris during his time in the mid-’60s studying under Nadia Boulanger and in New York when he heard Steve Reich’s “Piano Phase.” These events helped set Glass on a course toward the repetitive, dramatic, and conceptually rigorous style that has become his trademark. Throughout the ’70s Glass refined his work, resulting in career-defining compositions like Music In Twelve Parts and Einstein On The Beach. In the process, he became a popular sensation, a serious composer who wasn’t willfully obscure or too difficult to understand. Glass’ stunning soundtrack work for films like The Thin Blue Line and The Hours, and a symphony based on David Bowie’s album Heroes, has only elevated his standing as one of America’s most popular living composers.

Red Bull Music Academy is the educational pillar of the Red Bull Music program. It is a global institution that for 20 years has been committed to fostering creativity in music by collaborating with those who are shaping our musical landscape and creating spaces for music makers to learn and immerse themselves."

And the full interview from 2015:

Philip Glass on Working with Aphex Twin, David Byrne and Koyaanisqatsi | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Jul 22, 2015 Red Bull Music Academy


Published on Feb 15, 2019 ValhallaDSP

"We're thinking about snow.

Composition by Sean Costello
Video editing by Kristin Costello

Tools used:

Moog Sirin
Ableton Live
ValhallaDelay (coming soon from Valhalla DSP)

Footage from Pexels Videos ("

Padding with the Delta CEP A

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Jörg Schaaf

"Some 'padding' with the Delta CEP A. Not bad for a "monophonic" synth ;-)
I did two snapshots for that sound. One of them uses only the Bandpass Filter and the other the Bandpass and the lowpass filter at the same time. The second sound also changes the waveform from a Sawtooth to a pulse. But the main sound animation comes from the modulation of the digital stereo multimode filter. The cutoff frequencies are modulated with opposite LFO phases to get this nice stereo animation in the sound.
The Delta CEP A has two different paraphonic modes. One retriggers the envelope everytime a new note message comes in. And the other mode only adds the two additional oscillators per voice without triggering the envelope.
At the end I am adding a little bit EFFEXX stuff to the sound.
Last but not least. In case you don't know this mode in the Delta. The paraphonic mode has 4 voices with two oscillators each. Just enough to create some phat pads with the Delta.

The DELTA CEP A is a new semimodular musicsynthesizer with monophonic and paraphonic playmodes, preset memories and snapshot automation. The DELTA CEP A is the perfect starting point into the EURORACK world and will become available soon as desktop standalone synthesizer and EURORACK module. The DELTA CEP A works just out of the box without any cable patching. If you are looking for a EURORACK FX unit or for POLYPHONY within your cabinet, you should also have a closer look as well. Are you curious about connectivity with your other gear? The DELTA CEP A has a MIDI interface and connects to every MIDI gear (MIDI sequencers, Keyboards etc.) The desktop version comes with standard 1/4 inch jack inputs and outputs."

Korg Volca Modular Patch Demo 12 Mins

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Dj Puzzle

"Just got a Kord Volca Modular and had some time to experiment with it for the first time today. This is pretty much my very fisrt impression. Created this patch and then turned knobs to get many different variations and sounds. Yes it’s a lot of wild and crazy synth noises but that’s what it’s all about baby! Lots of fun. I got it from Amazon here"

Waldorf Q+ Ruby Red

via this auction

"Studio use only. This version has the analog filters.

Comes with the memory card.

Fully functional but end-cheek was dinged
when shipped to us.

Recently had all its encoders replaced a few years ago."

Innisfree Picasso CRT Image Synthesizer

via this auction

For those into video processing and video synthesis. Not much info in the listing:

"Innisfree Picasso CRT Image Synthesizer. Condition is Used.
Seems to work however cannot test full functionality and is sold as-is."

1978 ARP OMNI-2 Vintage Analog String Machine

Published on Feb 15, 2019 keyboard resource

via this auction

"1978 ARP OMNI-2 Vintage Analog String Machine & Synthesizer + Hybrid Hard Case

LFO slider is intermittent. See video. Otherwise works good.

This is the more desirable second version. Metal case. Built like a tank.

Includes Hybrid hard case, original Service Manual and a color print of the Owner's Manual."

Roland JD-800

via this auction

"Early 90s Roland synths are notorious for having a horrible red glue under the Key weights, which years later started to leak and cause sticky keys and other problems. I bought this synth with that problem fixed, most of the red glue was replaced or sealed away by new hot glue. As you can see from the pictures the glue hasn't leaked and is under control, most JD800 auctions won't contain pictures of underneath the keys for this reason! Also comes with original box (not pictured)"

Jomox Sunsyn MK1 Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

"Undoubtedly one of the fattest sounding synths we've heard, and it's loaded with versatility. There's a reason why Aphex Twin decided to use not just one, but two of these to produce Syro."

Freeman Sting Symphonizer

via this auction

"Amazing sounding vintage string synthesizer. Very rare. It has 25 oscillators with organ style divider circuits to create a full and enveloping symphonic sound, especially with the Ensemble effect engaged and the internal spring reverb cranked up. Very clean inside/out and fully functional. Some of the keys need to be leveled, but they do work. No lid"

Pic of the inside below.

Novation Supernova 2 Pro-X PE - 8 Part DEMO - Trance Sequence - Arps

Published on Feb 15, 2019 waterdropmusic

"Playing various arpeggios and some drums live on the Novation Supernova 2 Pro-X. This a normalized raw recording. Fun synth to play with for sure. I hope you enjoys some of these old school sounds."

Sunya by Jim Alfredson Featuring the Prophet 12 Synthesizer

Alan Watts on the concept of sunya.

Prophet 12 synthesizer
Cubase 10

Rutt-Etra Style Vector Rescanning With LZX Eurorack Modules & Vectrex

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"We used the LZX Visual Cortex, Navigator and Shapechanger to generate and manipulate scanline images that are displayed on a Vectrex monitor. Read our article about scanline manipulation for more information about how this works:

We used the LZX Escher Sketch as a control interface for the vectors. The sounds are generated in the eurorack case by a Rossum Assimil8or sampler for drums and a Harvestman Piston Honda MK3 for synthesizer sounds. A Strymon Magneto provides delay and reverb.

LZX modules available here:"

Supporters of MATRIXSYNTH get %10 off at Perfect Circuit!

Song-A-Day & #RPM Challenge 14 - 'End Credits' Synthwave on PO-20 Po-28 & Blofeld

Published on Feb 15, 2019 ChrisLody

"So here's a bit of chip tune inspired music on the Pocket Operator PO-20 Arcade and PO-28 Robot, which are a match made in heaven in my opinion, joined eventually by a C64 style pwm lead sound on the Waldorf Blofeld. It has a really nice wavetable called Micro PWM which sounds like it must have been sampled from a SID chip to me as it's very close to the authentic sound of 8 bit hardware. The whole thing sounds like some sort of synthwave end credits to me."

Roland VP 03 vocoder jam with Volca Sample and SH 01A

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Ian R

"Sorry about the video angle, my tripod is out of commission for the moment.

Some noodling with the Roland VP 03. This is maybe my favorite of the boutiques, it's surprising how nice it can sound with a few effects- even with the cheap gooseneck mic. Also some bass from SH 01A and drums from Vocla sample. Reverb from the Zoom MS 70CDR. Hope the audio comes through well enough to enjoy.

I guess the song is called upside down, since those are the only lyrics. I'm no kind of songwriter or vocalist but maybe if I keep messing with this thing i'll need to start doing some lyric writing."

Casio Casiotone MT-400V Analog Synthesizer Keyboard With Speakers, Power Cord, & Case

via this auction

Roland Juno-6 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Vermona Synthesizer

via this auction

Malekko Manther Monophonic Analog Synthesizer and Sequencer

via this auction, also on Reverb.

Teenage Engineering In-Store Event at Control Voltage Portland, Feb 19th

via Control Voltage

"Tuesday, February 19th, 2-4pm


Get some hands-on demo time with one of Sweden's most innovative synth design companies. TE will be in-store @ Control Voltage from 2-4pm with casual hands-on / plug 'n play demonstrations of their multimedia synthesizer & sequencer the OP-Z as well as the Pocket Operator 30 Series (Tonic, K.O! & Speak).... and they 'might' also give us a sneak peak & play on their newest instrument: the PO Modular 400."


Published on Feb 15, 2019 LESINDES

Complex session with WALDORF QUANTUM only. Starting with a fairly housy organ chord sound into very deep multilayered ambient atmospheres. Changing dimensions at a fingersnap. Unabridged."

Gamechanger Audio Plasma Pedal Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

"6:00 following: Sorry for merzbowing your Speakers..."


Published on Feb 15, 2019 RazR

"Preprepared, preprogrammed and live played performance inspired by Infected Mushroom - Flamingo track (link below). Added a bit of EQ and multiband compression in postproduction. Audio has a bit of noise that became a bit louder after compression - have to buy new better audio wires...
Hope you enjoy!"

Spotted on


Published on Jan 21, 2019 RazR

"As said in the video - most of these are pobably well known, but I hope it could help someone anyway ;)
And sorry for my English - I write a lot, but speak way too less, can't listen to myself after working on this video ;)

Thanks for watching and have fun!
If you have your own tips or tricks - please, leave a comment! Shere the love to this awesome groovebox :)
Thanks to Novation! Big love!"

Discchord Launches New App Site

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Tim Webb

"After working on this for nearly a year I'm proud to announce AppKaiju is finally live! will help you find new apps (that you'll actually want) on iOS, macOS, and tvOS. It will even help you get the best deals on those apps! In this video I show off the features that will help you do that, and explain why you'd want to use AppKaiju instead of other sites like AppShopper."

Mutes - the First DivKid Eurorack Module

Published on Feb 15, 2019 DivKidVideo

We have a new (and familiar) maker in town. :) Congrats to DivKid! I added a new DivKid maker label to the site. Don't miss the interview with BoBeats further below.

"**TIMING INDEX / SECTIONS BELOW** So here we have it, the FIRST DivKid Eurorack module. It's been a long journey (and and on / off casual one to start with) since I first drew up a rough idea and panel design for this years back but this super simple, but highly effective little module (if I do say so myself) is finally released! Now I'm not a circuit designer or manufacturer, which is why this took some time. But more recently I worked with Befaco to bring this to life so I'm proud to say that although this is a DivKid module the PCBs say "powered by Befaco" on them. There's tonnes of potential ways to patch and make use of this and nothing will make me happier than to see the module living in peoples systems for a long time. This is available as a DIY kit or PCB/panel as well as assembled. Check the link below for more information.

**CORRECTION** This is available as a FULL DIY KIT or PCB/Panel combo not a partial kit as I say at the end of the video.

More information here -


00:00 unboxing, general teasing etc

00:59 Reveal and patch previews

01:33 Sponsor message, and feature run down

02:18 Adding mutes to mixers (inputs and outputs)

03:22 Dub style FX performance tricks

05:20 Muting, pinging and performing with CV modulation

06:54 Combing muting and "ping switching" of gates, audio, cascaded FX sends and modulation."

a REALLY USEFUL eurorack module + INTERVIEW with DIVKID

Published on Feb 15, 2019 BoBeats

TEST SERIES 4ms Dual Looping Delay Mutable Instruments Rings Eurorack Sound Design

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Outsider Sound Design

"Sound design experiments with 4ms Dual Looping Delay and Mutable Instruments Rings.

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"

PARALLAX 21119 - Live and Improvised - Eurorack & Drums

Published on Jan 21, 2019 David L. Fankhauser • PARALLAX

"PARALLAX is my way of executing an improvisational style of music, taking influence from electronic syntax with the help of a modular synthesizer, then hybridising that with the sonic qualities of an acoustic drum set, in order to create something new and unexpected.

for the nerds:

EMS Vocoder System 2000 Vintage Analog Voice Synthesizer

via this auction

Moog Memorymoog

via this auction

How to create a multi-layered pad sound with the Korg Minilogue XD – Producer's Guide

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Future Music Magazine

"With an added customisable digital oscillator, enhanced effects and much more, Korg's updated Minilogue is set to be one of the most exciting synths of 2019. Here we show you how to use the new features to create a rich, multi-layered pad sound. Get loads more Minilogue XD tutorials and the full FM review with issue 341 of Future Music, out in print and digit formats now:"

ARP MODEL 2600 SYNTHESIZER demo after service and slider repairs

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Vykaar Tones

"ARP 2600 recorded flat in stereo to cubase. Only a few seconds of added Eventide Timefactor delay towards the end. The 2600 is being sequenced from a Doepfer Darktime with the gate going through a custom made box which increases the gate voltage to +15 volts. The CV for pitch is going to the KBD CV out jack which then routes it to all three VCOs. The sliders on these have to be desoldered from the pcbs and opened up for gentle cleaning - a quick squirt of deoxit or similar from the front panel is NOT recommended and will make things worse."

'Alice In Asylum' jam#03 - the voice of Alice (3:47)

Published on Feb 15, 2019 techno comrade / seek sound

! 3:47
starring alice-1387 soviet analog synthesizer

Plankton Electronics Ants Patch #03 Arps & Waves

Published on Feb 15, 2019 dænkrø_ ElectriXity_

"All unnatural sounds come from the Plankton Electronics Ants. It is a constantly interrupted arpeggio patch with some white noise which comes and goes in waves, matching the sounds of the ocean.
In order to minimize time, I kept it simple this time. Just a patch and some footage from my favourite recreational place. Sorry if it`s all too cliché for you. I kinda like it.

Wave Replacement Synthesis Part 2

Published on Feb 15, 2019 artoftravelogue

artoftravelogue Wave Replacement Synthesis videos


P.S. I spy STG and modules.

Crumar Performer & Mod Duo

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Riccardo Pietroni

"Incredibile sound come from this mix of vintage a new gear. Italian Vintage Synth"

Analogue Ensemble - all Analogue Solutions

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Analogue Solutions

6X806 Noise Drum Synth Sequencer App for IOS

Published on Feb 15, 2019 BEATS N BOBS

"Very soon to be released. ETA February 18th ish
6 channel drum synth sequencer
These are some patterns that were made in about an hour."

Panoptigon plays Optigan Vox Humana Disc

Published on Feb 14, 2019 optigandotcom

"Another Panoptigon demo, this time featuring the rare vintage Optigan Vox Humana disc. The choir sound heard on this disc is the same as heard on the Orchestron Vocal Choir disc, famously used by Kraftwerk in the 70s. This demo features the onboard hall reverb effect, with no additional processing."

Panoptigon plays Orchestron Vibraphone & Drehorgel Discs

Published on Feb 14, 2019 optigandotcom

"Another Panoptigon demo, this time layering two of our Orchestron discs- Vibraphone & Drehorgel. This demo features the onboard hall reverb effect on the Vibraphone, with no additional processing."

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