MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

(Matrixbrute CV'd to DFAM): "The Infinity Paradox"

Published on Feb 16, 2019 Kris Lennox

"Matrixbrute acting as controller for the DFAM.... but not only controller. I've taken the master line out from the MB and ran it into the Audio In on the DFAM, which gives a grand total of 7 (!) VCO's to play with (two on the DFAM, three on the MB, plus the two sub-oscs on the MB). What a sound. MB is controlling the pitch on the DFAM, and also gate-triggering each step, with the pitch determined by the chord I'm playing/where the chord degree lies on the arpeggio matrix. There is also some DFAM-DFAM patching.

At the start what you're hearing is just the MB. Great to hear it ran through the Moog filter. Sounds wonderful.

I was originally going to use a Y-splitter out from the DFAM, run one end to the desk, and run the other back into the MB via the external input. The result would have been the equivalent of two mirrors facing each other i.e an infinite loop. It would likely have triggered the apocalypse (or granted levitation ability, but I haven't read the manual in enough detail to be sure), so I kept it 7 VCO's only, rather than 7 multiplied by infinity.

One has to be careful.

PS the chord/harmonic progression is cyclic/infinite, hence the title. The title is also a reference to the apocalypse idea mentioned above.

All best

Munatix - The Rhythm Sets My Heart On Fire

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Munatix

This one is in via new supporting member, Munatix. Official video for their debut single featuring some new and vintage synth spotting. The single is currently available on iTunes & Spotify.

Minimoog Model D Reissue sequenced with 303-style slides and accents using Silent Way.

Published on Feb 16, 2019 Surface Noises

"I wanted to see if I could use Silent Way to make a Minimoog Reissue sound like a Roland 303 - and then got a bit carried away made it sound very different indeed to the one oscillator Roland classic. I sent gate and pitch CV out of a Motu DC-coupled audio interface using Silent Way then used Reaktor Blocks to send out an accent envelope and drums were on Ableton. Audio from Minimoog is dry with no FX"


Published on Feb 16, 2019 100 Things I Do

"I started filming this one using the Ensoniq Mirage but I knew if I released this clip in that form all I would get is questions as to why I did not use the Fairlight!

So here it is, playing with some of the sounds from JJ Jeczalik's art of sampling! I used to listen to the Art of Noise records back in the 80's with wonder of how magical and unaffordable the Fairlight CMI was... I never expected to own one!

You can still get the sample set on line and licensed for use if you search around enough."

Catsynth TV Winters [Episode 122]

Published on Feb 16, 2019 CatSynth TV

"A video poem for Winters, California. Winters is a town in Yolo County, east of Sacramento. Scenes include the Putah Creek, Main Street, Rotary Park, and the Putah Creek Cafe.

Hardware Synthesizers [Eurorack]:
Strymon Magneto 4-head tape-delay simulator
2hp Pluck
Epoch Modular Benjolin

Software Synthesizers:
MOK Waverazor
Tracktion BioTek
Kontakt running Grindhouse from Big Fish Audio"


AFTERNOON RAGA from VGU39 on Vimeo.


Sound: Macbeth "Elements Synthesizer"

Delay: Eventide “H9”

Reverb: Strymon "BigSky"

Vintage Kurzweil K250 SN 87111522

via this auction

Roland TB 303 Original Bass Line Synth

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS

via this auction

Doepfer A-105-4 Quad Poly SSI VCF

Published on Feb 16, 2019 Let's Listen

"A simple demo of the Doepfer A-105-4 Quad Poly SSI VCF module. No talking, just listening."

Voyager (Buchla Music Easel and friends)

Published on Feb 16, 2019 Nicholas Doyle

"I recorded this video over a year ago but just realized it's worth sharing.

A simple piece focusing on the Buchla Music Easel 208/218 combo with some help from a 259, 281, 292, and 266 for a background drone and some outboard reverb.

This started out as an experiment to try some new reverb techniques but turned out super pleasing as a whole.

My system has changed quite a bit since this video. The 208 was a lender and I've since returned it. I've made up for that with a slew of other 200 modules. Hopefully I'll be able to show them off in a video soon."

interconnected - Gat mk2

Published on Feb 13, 2019 mamonu

"Video for the track 'Gat mk2' by Interconnected (Ingo Zobel & Bakis Sirros), from the forthcoming ambient CD album 'Extended Environments', that will be released in the first half of 2019, on the Neotantra Label of Lee Norken.

Video by Mamonu.

Ambient made with Modular synths!

Interconnected - Gat mk2
from the album: Extended Environments
Label: Neotantra"

Percussa SSP talk + demo @ analogue haven - Feb 13th 2019

Published on Feb 16, 2019 PERCUSSA

Percussa SSP Overview
0:00 General overview of the SSP
6:51 USB ports (see also 53:48)

Patches explained during the video:
1) 2:49 8 voice wavetable synthesis patch
2) 10:16 polyphonic granular FM patch
3) 13:03 OB 4-voice subtractive synthesis patch
4) 15:48 multi-timbral / multi-voice FM patch
5) 18:10 signal switcher + sampler triggering + step seq patch
6) 19:42 harmonic additive synthesis demo with sequencing
7) 20:50 physical modeling membrane
8) 22:15 4-voice sequencing with per voice step sequencer, microtonal quantizer (4mtq2)
9) 24:40 envelop follower patch
10) 25:32 simple granular patch


Patching mechanism:
46:09 how the patching system works
10:56 patching/modulation inputs/outputs of modules
28:22 overview of all the modules + how to make a simple patch
51:00 How would you sum two input signals + explanation about scaling

Explanation about modules on the SSP:
4:00 wavetable oscillator
8:19 input module
9:13 ADSR envelope
15:55 sampler module
18:35 and 38:44 step seq module
22:40 MTQ module and 40:50
26:02 granular
28:35 macro module
1:03:25 LFO module (short explanation about parameters)
1:04:24 midi module

Other questions/features
43:30 How can I share presets?
55:08 What sample rate sizes are supported?
55:57 How can I save a new preset?
56:28 How can you drive the step sequencer?
59:20 Is there a copy/paste feature for the step sequencer?

Rare Waves Hydronium - Lithium Drift (synth demo)

Published on Feb 16, 2019 EA78751

"Hydronium is a new music instrument for 2019 from Rare Waves, with both MIDI and CV-Gate control. Available in tabletop or Eurorack format, as a DIY kit or pre-assembled. This video demo shows some of the great tones it can get! Its available now from, created and supported by Eric Archer behind the Grendel brand."

TORAIZ AS-1 - a Berlin School sequencing style sound demo

Published on Feb 15, 2019 Alba Ecstasy


A short story of my Dave Smith Instruments experience.
Once upon a time I was searching for a cheap keyboard MIDI controller around $150.
I ended buying DSI Evolver (about $600 at that time). Tremendous sound!
Years later, I’m selling it: pots starts to “fall”.

Enters MoPho: fat, dirty yellow box. Instant buy. Years later, I’m selling it: programming was exhausting.

Some strange experiences with Prophet 6: weak knobs, loose top panel.

Years later, Toraiz is released. Me (not impressed): “meh!”...
2019: my friend Robert ask me if I want to test the Toraiz. Me: “what, that fancy Monotribe?! Haha, no thanks!” He brings it to me. Me: plug cables, play notes. WHAT?!

A week later: me, after intense searches I find a cheap B-stock and I’m ordering it!
Yep. I was so wrong about Toraiz. One of the few synths I judged before testing it.
And this is very wrong. First test, and then speak your opinion.

And in this case, I think TORAIZ is BIG.
Look for one. You won’t regret!

In this video, I choose a random a factory preset and start tweaking it. Programming looks much easier on Toraiz, even it has the same linear menu structure as MoPho, but, I don't know: I find it much easier to dive into its menu.

Delay: H-Delay Waves
Reverb: Valhalla Vintagege"


Published on Feb 16, 2019 VolcaRock

"BERLIN SCHOOL Live Retro Synth 70ies Jam with Behringer, Korg/ARP, Moog, Roland, Oberheim, GRP, Wersi, Arturia. I explain which synths are playing, you don`t have to guess ;-) Enjoy HYPNOTIC SEQUENCES , WARM STRINGS & MELODIC LEADS.

LEAD: Behringer Model D, Roland Juno 60 with Tubbutec 66 Mod
SEQUENCES: Korg MS 20 mini , Korg ARP Odyssey , Moog Minitaur
STRINGS/ORGAN/SWEEPS: Wersi EX 10R/EX 20, Oberheim Matrix 1000
DRUMS/PERC: Arturia Drumbrute
GRP R24 Sequencer is controlled by Elektron Octatrack (MIDI Master).

I use some Hardware FX for the synths:
DELAY: Pigtronix Echolution2 Deluxe (digital), Rockman Stereo Echo (analog) , 2x Behringer Vintage Time machine in one modded box (analog),
PHASER: Vermona PH 16, EHX Stereo Polyphase, EHX Nano Small stone
AUTO PAN: Behringer TP 300, Elektron Octatrack
REVERB: OTO BAM, 2x Lexicon MPX 100

Finally I added Oberheim Matrix1000, Arturia Microbrute and Wersi EX20 to my setup.

Hope you enjoy my latest Berlin School 70ies style Session :)"

Song-A-Day & #RPM Challenge 15 - Lord Need on 100% Nord Lead

Published on Feb 16, 2019 ChrisLody

"Lord Need on the Nord Lead, see what I did there? This was supposed to be a demo of the original Nord Lead in action as a demo for a retro review I've just made for it, but it came out a bit meh so I'll get a better one made before that video goes up. So this was made using all Nord Lead sounds including the drums on it's multi mode with some reverb and delay added in Reaper. Damn good synth, just not in my hands today."

Panoptigon plays Ghost Riders In The Sky w/ Optigan Darksophone Disc

Published on Feb 15, 2019 optigandotcom

"Veteran indie rocker Pall Jenkins provided the spooky sounds for our Optigan Darksophone disc, and we thought it'd be fun to do a quick demo of this disc playing Ghost Riders In The Sky on the Panoptigon. The keyboard is split between two different melodic sounds- Marxophone and Musical Saw. Be sure to listen in stereo, as this one features the typical Optigan hard-panning between the chords/drums on the left and the keyboard on the right. Apart from the Panoptigon's onboard hall reverb, no other effects or EQ were applied."

Feeltune Rhizome SXE

via this auction

Tangible Waves AE Modular Rack 1

via this auction

"This is super portable, and only available direct from Europe, hard to attain in the US. It comes with 9V power supply, getting started guide, Midi to 3.5 cable, and tons of patch cables. You will receive everything that came in the box (see photos). If you're looking for a small portable, lightweight, patchable modular synth, that is ready to go right out of the box, this is really wonderful.

This is the core Rack 1 system with additional modules (listed below) already installed in the case (see photo):

Baby 10 Step Sequencer module
USB Power module
Beat (clock) Divider module"


via this auction

"The ARP sound, great filter and a discrete VCO.

Just back from a pro service, including re-soldering dry solder points, fader lubrication, keyboard calibration, thorough cleaning,..."

Rheem Kee Bass

via this auction

"An exceptionally cool bass keboard suitcase unit -- so much mojo! Fat warm analog bass tones -- especially on the "fuzz" setting -- it has a character all its own. A really excellent studio piece, and fairly rare. In excellent condition."

DinSync Gilbert Analog Monosynth

via this auction

"Beautiful brand new DinSync Gilbert analog monosynth built from kit and tested, includes power supply for the Gilbert, also includes an Arturia Keystep in excellent condition that is a great sequencer, arpeggiator, cv/gate keyboard to use with the Gilbert.

This Gilbert can be heard on YouTube under some recent tunes by RhythmDial.

Designed in the circuitry style of the Roland MC-202 and SH-101 with some SH-5 influence, the Gilbert also adds some new features."

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5

via this auction

Oberheim OB-Mx MX001187

via this auction

Analogue Drone Processing with the AJH Synth Fixed Filter Bank 914 & Next Phase

Analogue Drone Processing with the AJH Synth Fixed Filter Bank 914 & Next Phase from AJH Synth on Vimeo.

Fumana - Drum Sequencer - BLCK_NOIR - A-106-6 - Shimmer Reverb

Published on Feb 16, 2019 isvisible isinvisible

"My first quick patch with the Frap Tools 'Fumana', a 16 band 48dB resonant bandpass filter. (16 independent filters... mmmm)

I'm just scanning the individual harmonic bands using the Klee Sequencer, and the Fumana is being fed the saw out from the AFG, which is being sequenced by the Turing Machine to feed some randomness to the Fumana's harmonics.
The ouputs from Fumana are going through a Modcan 'Dual Delay' and a ZVEX 'Instant Lo-Fi Junky'.

The chordy pad type sound is 3 Doepfer 'A-110' oscillators being fed voltages from the Toppobrillo 'Quantimator's' 3 outputs, a bit of movement courtesy of a Cynthia 'Saw Animator and an external Oakley Sound Sytems 'Arp Omni Ensemble' then mixed, filtered through 2 Doepfer A-106-6's and passed through the ZDSP with the 'Shimmer' card installed.

The Erica Synths 'Drum Sequencer' is controling most events, including simple drum patterns into the 'BLCK_NOIR' which has it's on-board sample and hold controlling the filter.

All in all, a simple patch, but I quite like it, and the Fumana is a killer module that's going to get a lot of use."

20190216 microKorg gt sound

Published on Feb 16, 2019 ryouichi harada

AJH Synth -Mini MOD VCO/Gemini 2412 SEM Filter in Techno eurorack

Published on Feb 16, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Some filtering with VCO Mini MOD-AJH Synth based on the classic Vintage transistor Core VCO that gives the sound of the early Minimoog Model D. and with the use of SEM based filter which is Dual Vintage State Variable Filters all used in a simple Techno style demo."

Elektron Digitakt & Modal Electronics Skulpt

Published on Feb 16, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

"Recorded live using Overbridge 2 into Ableton Live, all channels were recorded individually.
No compression, EQ added except for a small amount of reverb, just some slight level adjustments & panning."

Prophet-5 Rev3.2 + VPS Avenger

Published on Feb 16, 2019 TinySymphony Music & Synthesizers Channel

Artists & Arturia - Samuli Kemppi meets MatrixBrute

Published on Feb 16, 2019 Arturia

"We met up with Finnish Techno producer at his studio to chat about synths, how he creates his tracks, and transitioned back from solely using software to introducing hardware synths like #MatrixBrute back into his creative process."


Published on Feb 16, 2019 LESINDES

"Tweaking FACTORY drum grooves in MFB TANZBÄR 2 -- PART 1.
No sound enhancement. It is the pure machine.
Wrong interface mentioned in the credit list: The sound was recorded with ZOOM H-6."

One-Synth Song: Roland System 8 + MPC 1000. "Morphon"

Published on Feb 16, 2019 Fabbri's Midnight Librarians

"Live performance of a song I made using one synth + some 808 samples. I'm using the Roland System 8 in performance mode (split) w/ two patches: Lower part custom bass patch (S8 engine) and upper part modified a plucky pad sound. which I and control filter cutoff / release / and delay + reverb manually. Also sampled extra percussion and effects on the S8 into the MPC. Let me know in the comments if you want a in-depth vid about how I put it all together. Cheers!"

Original: 3578-RawDemo live with synthesizers Moog Grandmother, Arturia, Korg, Uno

Published on Feb 16, 2019 刘青

Analogue Solutions Generator Step Sequencer Jam HQ Audio

Published on Feb 15, 2019 rezfilter


Here's another live jam with the Analogue Solutions Generator Step Sequencer!

This video features the Generator (!), Nyborg(s) 12/24, Treadstone eurorack synth voice, Telemark synthesizer, and ARP kicks!

Generator is also managing clock for an Oberkorn that is triggering the kick patterns w/ cymbal.

Generator is a very compact and high quality step sequencer. It’s USP is that it is a playable sequencer. You don’t just set up a sequence and leave it looping. The UI is designed in such a way as to make it easy, fun and intuitive to alter the rhythm and to get alternative sequences playing using the real time touch pads.

Generator has plenty of scope for re-patching the signals using CV leads, or via the pre-configured switches.

Generator is super easy to hook up to your analogue synthesisers, Eurorack, and other analogue gear.

Sync to DAW is very easy and solid, using MIDI note 60. Play that note and the sequencer will step.

No menus of multi-button pressed. WYSIWYG front panel control.


Roland Jupiter-80 single sounds

Published on Feb 15, 2019 SynthMania

"In this video I demonstrate some of the single-mode patches (by category) on the Roland Jupiter-80 synthesizer:

01:47 Piano
05:20 Electric Piano
07:36 Clavinet
08:41 Combo Organ
10:45 Pipe Organ
12:28 Theater Organ
14:01 Guitar
15:49 Bass
17:57 Pads
19:59 Choirs
20:44 Strings
21:33 Syn Strings
22:24 Brass
23:18 Syn Brass
25:26 Woodwinds
26:03 Syn Lead
26:43 Vibes / Marimba
27:07 Accordion
27:41 Violin / Strings
29:18 Trumpet
30:18 Saxophone
30:49 Flute"

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