MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, March 23, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Very Long Reverb Tails : VSC3 & Lexicon 300

Published on Mar 23, 2019 100 Things I Do

"A quick experiment with the L300 and the VCS3. I wanted to see how warped I could make a plate and Small room reverb while using very long tails. I might come back to this idea and sample just the tails a little later. I fade the reverbs in and out in places normally starting with the sound from the VCS 3 then morphing to more reverb than original sound!"

The Lexicon 300 looks like an old school calculator with sliders. I guess it is an audio calculator of sorts.

Adamski ft. Seal - 'Killer' Deconstruction in Ableton + Adamski Interview

Published on Mar 13, 2019 Point Blank Music School

"For this extra special deconstruction, Ski Oakenfull was joined by Adamski himself to delve into the magic behind his global Seal-featuring hit, 'Killer'. Shown here is also the Roland TR-909 and the Ensoniq SQ-80." And the Yamaha RX120.

The live version featured:

Adamski Feat' Seal Killer - 1990 Top of the pops

And the original:

Adamski & Seal - Killer (Original Video Clip)

Published on May 30, 2007 moonfloated

"This was THE BEST video clip made by Adamski and vocals by Seal !"

A simple patch with new Doepfer A-151 Sequential Switch

Published on Mar 23, 2019 zerozero island

"Just a quick video showing my new A-151 and a simple patch i threw together. I'm using it to cycle through all 4 waveforms out of a Doepfer VCO, and create a sort of goofy rhythm pattern in 5/4.

Modules used:
RYO Penta
Dave Smith Curtis Filter
Doepfer A-105 SSM VCF
Doepfer A-151 Seq. Switch
Erica Synths Envelope
4ms Rotating Clock Divider
Makenoise Maths
Makenoise Tempi
Makenoise Rosie
Expert Sleepers Disting Mk. iv w/MIDI breakout
Doepfer A-110 VCO
Befaco Slew Limiter
Penrose Quantizer
BMC 4 channel VCA Mixer
Sound Study Spring Reverb w/ 2spring Accutronics tank

Come to think of it, i guess it's not that simple! Only took a few minutes to patch together, though. That Seq. Switch is a pretty handy gizmo!"

Modular Mario (Overworld Theme Eurorack cover)

Published on Mar 23, 2019 chisel316

"Modular synth rendition of Super Mario Bros. Overworld Theme.

Eurorack modules:
Mordax Data - oscilloscope (red-square, blue-triangle, green-noise)
Expert Sleepers Disting mk4 - Wavetable oscillator for 4-bit triangle
Ornament & Crime Hemisphere - ADSR envelope for triangle
Mutable Instruments uBraids - Noise burst and banner
Intellijel Korgasmatron - used as a mixer for square oscillators
Intellijel uVCA - VCA for square oscillators
MFB Kraftzwerg - dual square oscillators & ADSR envelopes
Doepfer A-138c - used as a mixer for triangle & noise burst

iOS apps:
Seven Systems Xequence - MIDI sequencer
Kymatica AUM - mixer
Audio Damage Eos2 - a touch of reverb
FAC Maxima - maximizer"

Moog One: FM and Other Textures

Published on Mar 23, 2019 Synthient Sound

"A slight foray into Frequency Modulation and a few other textures in the Moog One including several special episodes of my very special Moog One problem."

Native Instruments MONARK Meets Molekular & Replika XT | The Plugin Minute | SYNTH ANATOMY

Published on Mar 23, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY

"In the latest The Plugin Minute episode, I manipulated Monark Synthesizer (Minimoog emulation) with the help of Molekular multi-effects processor and Replika XT delay from Native Instruments. Here is the result...

Join the Patreon page to get access to free sound content (sample & preset libraries, free plugins... & participate on exclusive giveaways)"

Critter & Guitari - DUST for Organelle

Published on Mar 23, 2019 Critter & Guitari

"Author: Kyle Werle

This is one of thirteen user-made patches we're showcasing! The Organelle is full of possibilities waiting to be explored and shared. Each patch in this series is a unique approach to an instrument or effect - the result of the contributor working with the Organelle to make their vision a reality! The icing of this musical cake is that the patches have been shared so others may explore and create! Thanks to all the creators making the Organelle more than we thought it could be!

This synth uses a waveform that sounds as though it's coming from a VHS tape in a CRT television and offers the user control of dustiness, noise, vibrato and octave. All sound is visualized on the Organelle's screen in an oscilloscope. The 'dust' is represented with blips on the screen in varying size. See the sounds you are making with the keyboard while you hear the dust being animated to the screen.

Download this patch here:"

Music for Hard Times [Episode 128]

Published on Mar 23, 2019 CatSynth TV

Anyone ID what's below the Buchla?

"We return to the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco for a performance featuring Music For Hard Times - Paul Winstanley and Tom Nunn - plus special guest Thomas Dimuzio on modular and other synthesizers.

For more new and unusual music, please subscribe to this channel and visit
Music For Hard Times is a duo with Paul Winstanley, electric bass with multiple effects pedals, and Tom Nunn, original experimental instruments such as space plates, electroacoustic percussion boards and various "skatch" instruments. MFHT has worked together since 2010 and has recorded over 200 sessions, from which nearly a dozen limited run/online CDs have been produced as well as a published CD, "City of Cardboard," and a vinyl record, "Giant Powder Dangerous." MFHT has performed in the Bay Area at venues including Center for New Music, The Makeout Room, [etc.]… In 2015, MFHT was invited to perform as part of the Sudden Sound Festival at the Krannert Art Center in Urbana, Illinois, as well as performing at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago. Paul’s sounds range from staccato noises to a vastness of sustained tones, using refined implements and highly developed techniques that, at times, defy recognition. Nunn’s space plates, skatchboxes, Lukie tubes and harmonic rods bring a truly unique sound universe to the group that variously blends with, complements and contrasts the “expanded” electric bass. "Music For Hard Times never hit the listener over the head in order to get their attention. They simply get down to the Zen of their other worldly duo exchanges, and, if one is inclined to go along, one will surely find much intrigue." - Mark Pino

Paul Winstanley is an improvising electric bass player from New Zealand who specializes in extended techniques for that instrument. In addition to trying to make his bass sound like electronics he is interested in making electronic music that sounds like natural environments. He has several solo projects including Sci Hi (electronic feedback), Speed Cook (music from sound samples and non-musical sounds) and The Complete Recordings (artificial simulations of field recordings). Paul lived in Auckland, New Zealand for 10 years where he was part of the growing local and national experimental/improvising music scene, playing in groups w/luminaries like instrument inventor Phil Dadson, percussionist John Bell, radical concert brass band The NZ Dominion Centenary Concert Band, folk icon Fats White, abstract electronic supergroup Plains and improvising electronic trio Audible 3.

Tom Nunn has designed, built and performed with original musical instruments since 1976, having received a B.Mus. and M.A. in music composition from the University of Texas at Austin and S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook, and post-graduate work at U.C. San Diego. His instruments typically utilize commonly available materials, are sculptural in appearance, utilize contact microphones for amplification, and are designed specifically for improvisation with elements of ambiguity, unpredictability and nonlinearity. Tom has designed and built well over 300 instruments, representing three basic types: space plates, electroacoustic percussion boards, and skatchboxes. Nunn’s work with experimental instruments since 1975 is thoroughly reviewed in Sudhanshu G. Tewari’s doctoral dissertation, “Confluence: Tom Nunn’s Sculptured Musical Instruments for Improvisation,” University of California Santa Cruz, Dec. 2017.

Thomas Dimuzio is one of unsung artistic figures whose influence and abilities have substantially outstripped his visibility. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, experimental electronic musician and recording studio owner, Dimuzio has been busy doing his thing(s) since the late 1980s with critically acclaimed releases issued by the legendary house of audio misanthropy, RRRecords and former Henry Cow drummer (and current Dimuzio collaborator) Chris Cutler’s well-regarded ReR Megacorp label. Equally fluent in a nearly every contemporary post-techno style, Dimuzio’s work clearly demonstrates an insider’s knowledge of older experimental musical forms such as musique concrรฉte and electroacoustic, as well as contemporary ambient-industrial and noise. Thomas Dimuzio has performed and recorded as a solo artist and collaboratively with Fred Frith, David Lee Myers, Dan Burke, Due Process, 5UU'S, Matmos, Wobbly, and many others."

Teenage Engineering 400 Modular Build + Jam // Pocket Operator Modular

Published on Mar 23, 2019 Enrique Martinez Music

"Building and jamming on the Teenage Engineering pocket operator modular 400 (longest name in history)"

Green on Black Mutable Instruments Shruthi

via this auction

"Mutable Shruthi analog synthesizer in excellent shape! This thing gets super deep, sounds great and syncs to other midi gear."

Access Virus KB SN 19900854

via this auction

"Just been serviced, has 4.02 O/S."

Vintage Stylophone 350s

via this auction

YAMAHA AN1x - Ambient sequencer soundscape 【SYNTH DEMO】

Published on Mar 23, 2019 synth4ever

"Playing an ambient sequencer soundscape on Yamaha AN1x digital / virtual analog synthesizer.

This relaxing ambient chillout music created via Yamaha AN1x sequencer, modulation and built-in effects. The Yamaha AN1x is a very versatile 10-voice digital synth that can create some great ambient soundscapes and sequences."

Arturia Minibrute 2S - One Box Techno Jam

Published on Mar 23, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"I was recording some tutorial videos for the Arturia Minibrute 2S today (and they're coming soon!), but while I was experimenting with ideas for a tutorial things got... a little out of hand!

This jam is one take, all sounds coming from the Minibrute 2S going through a Digitech Polara reverb. As you can see - the patching is fairly extensive and I'm making use of some of the extra modes on tracks 3 and 4 of the sequencer, but it turned out to be a great patch to make some live, improvised techno with!

Anyone who follows the channel knows that I'm a big fan of "one-box" challenges - well the Minibrute 2S passes with flying colours! I'll come back to trying to patch up something similar another time.

If you're interested in how the patch is set up - let me know in the comments and I'll see if I can squeeze a video in before I tear the patch down.

Transparency Notice: The MicroBrute 2S was kindly provided to me by Arturia."


Arturia Minibrute 2S - One Box Techno Jam - Patch Walk-Through

Published on Mar 27, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"A few days ago I posted a one-box jam on the Arturia Minibrute 2S which combined, drums, bass and drones in one patch. I asked if people wanted a walk-through of the patch - they did, so here we are!

In this video we look at making the drum sounds, how we can route them so that we're not beholden to the main amp for envelopes and take a look at two of the alternative uses for sequencer tracks 3 and 4."

Erica Synths - Pico System - Electro

Published on Mar 23, 2019 Geylo Follen

"some 808 beats with this modular system."

Cloud Refractions 002

Published on Mar 23, 2019 A Box In The Sea

New Hinton Instruments PitchMaster and SequenceMix

via Hinton Instruments

"Our 3U Professional Module range continues to expand with two new modules.

PitchMaster is, as the name states, a master pitch CV source for the calibration and control of 1V/oct devices. It features a precision voltage reference and six high precision adders to generate pitch control voltages for up to three devices. High quality rotary switches give instant octave and semitone steps over 10 octaves.
Now shipping.

SequenceMix is a shift register controlled group of switches with individual outputs and precision adder outputs. Comprehensive control by analogue CVs, clocks and MIDI make this a highly versatile and expandable module.
Available from May 2019."

Note these are "Eurocard" 3U format. I asked Hinton how that differed from eurorack and they replied with the following:

"Hinton 2000 series modules look similar to Eurorack because they are both based on the same industrial standard, but they are usually deeper and will not fit in shallow Eurorack cases. Both systems will fit in Eurocard frames or custom frames with 200mm or more depth."

Novation Supernova

via this auction

"In superb condition - V 3.0

Awesome sounding 19" synth from the nineties.
More than holds his own still, with awesome dynamics and sounds.
Plus that awesome darkish blue rack interface with lots of buttons and dials .. what is not to like."

Yellow Waldorf Q Keyboard

via this auction

"Up for sale is a Waldorf Q keyboard. This is a 16 voice 1999 model with OS 3.02 installed.

The Bad:

The Nextel paint on these is notoriously bad and this one is showing it's age. Many scratches and scuffs, The paint has started to rub off in a few areas. Please look at the pictures.

Two of the knobs are not original. Some of the knobs have become brittle, cracked, and fell apart. Two of the knobs have cracks but you might be able to glue them. I recently replaced 16 of the knobs. This is another well known problem and I would guess even more of the knobs will fall apart due to age. Because of this I will remove all the knobs and pack them separately when shipped.

One screw is missing on the back.

The Good:

The Synthesizer is in very clean condition despite the ugly paint. I have owned it for over 10 years and it has been well looked after.

All the encoders are working flawlessly. They are original. No skipping values. They do tend to skip a bit if they go unused for a few months but a few turns and they are good as new. All the buttons are also working.

The keyboard is straight and all keys work and respond to velocity and aftertouch.

Pitch and mod wheels work as they should.

The LCD display is original with good brightness and contrast. The contrast is adjustable."

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 400 2019 Yellow

via this auction

"Note: Comes as is already assembled. Includes power adapter and does not come with original packaging.

From Teenage Engineering's website:


Moog Memorymoog Plus

via this auction

"Memorymoog Plus in amazing near mint condition!
Serviced and sold with warranty!"

"๐™ฑ๐š’๐š›๐š๐š๐š•๐š’๐šก & ๐™ฒ๐š‘๐š’๐š•๐š•" – ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿธ๐š‘๐š™ ๐š‚๐šข๐šœ๐š๐šŽ๐š–

Published on Mar 23, 2019 birdkids

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿธ๐š‘๐š™ ๐š‚๐šข๐šœ๐š๐šŽ๐š–

๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿญ: ๐š‚๐šž๐š‹ – ๐™ฟ๐šž๐š•๐šœ๐šŽ/๐šƒ๐š›๐š’๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šŽ (๐šƒ๐š‘๐š›๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘-๐š‰๐šŽ๐š›๐š˜ ๐™ผ๐š˜๐š๐šž๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—)
๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฝ ๐Ÿฎ: ๐™ต๐š’๐š•๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š’๐š— ๐š‚๐šŽ๐š•๐š-๐™พ๐šœ๐šŒ๐š’๐š•๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— – ๐™ฟ๐šž๐š•๐šœ๐šŽ/๐š‚๐š’๐š—๐šŽ (๐™ป๐š’๐š—๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š› ๐™ต๐™ผ)
๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ: ๐š…๐šŽ๐š•๐š˜๐šŒ๐š’๐š๐šข – ๐™ฟ๐š†๐™ผ
๐—•๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐˜€: ๐š…๐™ฒ๐™ต ๐š’๐š— ๐š‚๐šŽ๐š•๐š-๐™พ๐šœ๐šŒ๐š’๐š•๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— – ๐š‚๐š’๐š—๐šŽ/๐šƒ๐š›๐š’๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šŽ/๐™ฟ๐šž๐š•๐šœ๐šŽ (๐šƒ๐š‰๐™ต๐™ผ)

Mindphaser - short lab bench noodling - eurorack complex oscillator

Published on Mar 23, 2019 Hexinverter ร‰lectronique

"'Eetts aliiiive!'

The forthcoming Mindphaser eurorack complex oscillator from Hexinverter ร‰lectronique is inching closer and closer to production this year. Release date TBA soon! Some final aesthetic tweaks and adjustments to make before production, so what you see here is thee first pre-production prototype, which will be fine tuned and made nicer looking for release.

Sorry for the poor A/V quality. Just shot a quick video during crunch mode getting it ready for its first public debut at Synthplex and Superbooth 2019!"

Arp Odyssey & Alesis Nanoverb

Published on Mar 23, 2019 Kris Lennox

"Korg's wonderful Arp reissue, here paired with the equally wonderful Alesis Nanoverb. Startling to think that is almost a decade since Keith Barr's passing. Quite a loss to the music world. Fantastic design/vision on his products.

I haven't heard the Behringer Odyssey, but I'm sure, like the Korg reissue, it'll be fantastic. Isn't it all great - very lucky times we live in, with the choices we have - and the access we have to hear instruments as/when. I'm sure many remember pre-internet days where hearing an instrument often meant travelling quite a distance to the nearest music store!

The included recording is an intentional Buddhist-like chant (obvious @ c. 2:02 with the pitch in the male register), with a distinct nod in the direction of throat-singing vocalist extraordinaire David Hykes (have a listen to his music if unfamiliar).

I remember the initial surprise when first playing on an Arp: surprise that the instrument had a strong association with a sharp, biting tone. It certainly can have this - but for me, it always felt like a very natural choice for producing a soft, evocative lead line.

The instrument itself is hugely versatile. Perhaps the association with harshness speaks more of assumption RE usage/following what has come before than it does with regards any limitation of the instrument itself.

Right. I need to go lie down. No sleep last night as I decided to do some minor cleaning duties in the house, and as is the way with these things, one job becomes ten. However, Scotland has a rare sunny day today, so maybe it should be a case of seeing this one through until sundown and making the most of it.

All best, and have a good weekend

TB-303 + TT-303 + TR-808 + TR-909 + Eventide SPACE

Published on Mar 23, 2019 Masaki Takada

Patch n Tweak

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