MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 08, 2019

Buchla DAO Demo

Published on Apr 8, 2019 vitalance

"Quick demo of the Buchla format, Dual Algorithmic Oscillator. Clock and drum beats provided by Roland CR-8000. Pitch sequencing provided by Northern Lights Modular 2OC module."

More DAO

G-Storm Electro 4023 VCF Eurorack Filter First Look ARP Odyssey MK1 Adaptation [Demo #1]

Published on Apr 8, 2019 gstormelectro

"Audio and Video by G-Storm Electro c.2019

The 4023 VCF is a Eurorack filter adaptation of the MKI ARP Odyssey synthesizers that boasted the colorful 4023 module. Don’t be fooled by this early 2-pole 70s design, it retains bass power at higher resonance very well, and can self-oscillate with a robust sine wave when you top out the Resonance. Audio recorded direct to Tascam DR-05, no effects.

Oscillators: Behringer Model D
Envelope: G-Storm 2xADSR
VCA: G-Storm 2xVCA
sequencing: Beatstep Pro"


"The 4023 VCF is a no-compromises Eurorack filter adaptation of the MKI ARP Odyssey synthesizers that boasted the colorful 4023 module. Slim. 8HP. Elegant beauty. Don’t be fooled by this early 2-pole 70s design, it retains bass power at higher resonance very well, and can self-oscillate with a robust sine wave when you top out the Resonance.

This 4023 VCF adaptation as close to the original as possible including Rochester re-issue CA3080 OTAs struck from the Intersil masks, matched discrete TO-92 transistors, 2N5459 FETs, a temperature compensation resistor for frequency stability, and six 20mm Alpha slide potentiometers inspired by look of the original. Per usual, when the input sliders are above 75% it will overdrive the filter input for some lovely saturation. 4023 VCF has the classic ARP vibe you’re seeking in spades."

Steady State Fate Intros Stereo Dipole Quad Multi-Mode VCF

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Synthtopia

"At SynthPlex 2019, Steady State Fate introduced the Stereo Dipole Quad Multi-Mode VCF.

We talked with SSF's Andrew Morelli, who gave us a quick demo of the new filter."

SSF Dipole

WMD Crucible Cymbal Synthesizer & Metron Gate Sequencer At SynthPlex 2019

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Synthtopia

"At SynthPlex 2019, we talked with WMD's Alex Anderson (aka Nasty Nachos), who gave us a quick demo of their new Crucible and Metron Eurorack modules.

The Crucible is a unique Curved Metal and Cymbal Synthesizer. It doesn't use samples, it uses an original modeling design.

The Metron is a 16 channel trigger and gate sequencer that offers tons of performance possibilities."

WMD Crucible | WMD Metron

Voltage Modular Updates At Synthplex 2019

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Synthtopia

"At SynthPlex 2019, Cherry Audio was demoing the latest version of Voltage Modular, a software modular synthesizer for Mac & Windows.

We talked with synth designer and synthesist Mitchell Sigman, who gave us an update on what's new in Voltage Modular."

WaveFront Audio Intros 16+ Channel Analog Vocoder

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Synthtopia

"At SynthPlex 2019, Kazike of large-format modular maker Club Of The Knobs introduced a new company, WaveFront Audio, and their first product, the Sixteen Channel Spectral Vocoder.

The vocoder builds on the classic Bode analog vocoder design, considered by many to be one of the best-sounding vocoders ever created.

Kazike also gave us a quick look at the monster Moog Unit modular synth he had on display at SynthPlex."

Details here

Beginner's Guide to Voltage Modular Part 1: Creating Your First Synth

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Voltage Modular

"Sound designer S. Christian Collins shows you how to get started using Voltage Modular, a flexible and powerful virtual modular synthesizer. You can try your hand at modular synthesis by downloading the demo at . (It runs on Mac or Windows, standalone and most plugin formats to use within a DAW)"

A shadow that glows harder than the sun | Modular in the cave 11 ambient jam on a boat outdoor euro

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Modular in the cave

Modular on a boat.

"A little jam on the boat leaving Ustica. Many things have been said about this island. The greeks called it Osteodes, cause a lot of mercenaries bones, starved to death, are said to be found here. Some others, like storyograph L.G. Pocock and writer Marco Carlo Rognoni, believe this to be Eea, the island of circes ( but i don´t agree, just like with the theory of Samuel Butler about the odissey taking place in the aegadian islands). The only certain thing is that this island and his volcanoes are more ancient and wise than any man who put their foot on it. Yes, even wiser than Gramsci."

"Pluck" for Minilogue XD - A new User Oscillator

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Tim Shoebridge

"This video demonstrates a new user oscillator and accompanying presets that I recently developed for the Korg Minilogue XD. They are available as a package at my SoundMangling store here:"

Meditations on The Prophet Rev2 Synthesizer

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Temple Of Holy

"This track was created using the Prophet Rev2 synthesizer. It was inspired by the instrument's rich spectrum of sound and its endless possibilities. Sequenced on a computer and recorded onto magnetic tape.


Written & Produced by Arkia Jahani at Temple of Holy studios"


via @DX5_FromYoutube

"Do you fancy to play a synth here at @_moogchild_ studio, @VeryRecords ? we have to pick a ladder for the upper synths :) DX
PS: @matrixsynth tshirt"

Impressive studio!

Check out some of DX5's videos here on MATRIXSYNTH.


#25 (D Funked) For clavinet, mellotron, hammond XK3-c and moog voyager.

Published on Apr 7, 2019 R. Reger

"Starts kind of funky, gets proggy, goes metallic, ends spacey."

Buchla EaselPlay

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Todd Barton

"I must say, I'm endlessly fascinated by the possibilities of the Easel!"

CHVRCHES | Wonderland | Moog Sound Lab

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Moog Music Inc

"Glasgow synth-pop outfit CHVRCHES give a rare live performance of 'Wonderland' in the Moog Sound Lab. 'This is one of the few songs from the new album that we haven’t played live in any context and we wanted to do something special for the MSL performance...', says Chvrches front woman Lauren Mayberry. 'I think this will probably be the only place a live version of Wonderland will exist…'

Chvrches synthesize their re-imaging of 'Wonderland' using a Moog One, Subsequent 37, and DFAM – composing the spontaneous analog arrangement on the spot in the Moog Sound Lab."

New MFB 301 PRO

Published on Apr 8, 2019

"MFB-301 Pro drum computer

eight analog instruments, modified and updated from MFB-301 and MFB-401
step-sequencer with 16 steps
108 pattern memory locations, 36 song memory locations
real time and step by step programming
adjustable, programmable level per track
pitches, note lengths and attacks, programmable per step
pitches, note lengths and attacks, controllable by MIDI CC
MIDI-velocity available for all instruments
controllable and programmable from MFB Tanzmaus
MSRP: 149.- EUR

The MFB-301 Pro drum computer is a modern version of our classic MFB-301. It offers eight analog drum- and percussion-instruments which are based upon the original circuits being used in the MFB-301 and the clap-module MFB-401. However, the circuits have been further refined for the Pro-version.

The MFB-301 Pro offers a sequencer with up to 16 steps, capable of storing 108 patterns and 36 songs. By chaining two patterns it allows creating beats with 32 steps. A global shuffle mode with five graduations will make your beats swing.

Programming can be carried out in real time or step by step.

All instruments can be adjusted in three sound parameters and in level. The sound parameters pitch, note length and attack can individually be set per step. In addition, the values may also be controlled by MIDI CC commands and recorded into the sequence in real time.

All instrument levels can be adjusted separately and being programmed per track.
The MFB-301 Pro can be synchronized to a MIDI clock or an analog clock signal. Available are stereo outputs as well an an adjustable headphones output.

Power supply comes from the included USB-power adapter. The unit can be updated via its USB port, but only Windows PC's.

MFB-301 Pro is the ideal expansion for MFB Tanzmaus. Combined, all instruments of the MFB Tanzbär 1 are available. Also, the MFB-301 Pro can be controlled and even be programmed from MFB Tanzmaus via MIDI.

The instruments’ parameters
Bassdrum: Pitch, Decay, Tone, Level
Snare: Pitch, Decay, Noise Level, Level
Claps: Decay, Attack, Level
Tom: Pitch, Decay, Attack, Level
Bongo: Pitch, Decay, Attack, Level
Clave: Pitch, Decay, Attack, Level
Cymbal: Pitch, Decay, Mix Noise/Metal, Level
Hi-hat: Pitch, Decay, Mix Noise/Metal, Level"

[John Cage] In a Landscape Transcription (vol.50) - Akihiko Matsumoto

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Akihiko Matsumoto

Transcription Session Live Series by Akihiko Matsumoto (2019 - )

Music by Akihiko Matsumoto -
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Concept : Akihiko Matsumoto
Operation : Akihiko Matsumoto
Programming : Akihiko Matsumoto
Sound Material : [John Cage] In a Landscape
Generative Software : Cycling '74 Max8
Binaural Decorder : IRCAM Spat
Audio I/O : RME Fireface UCX
MIDI Controller : Novation LAUNCH PAD XL
Camera : Sony a7RII(Zeiss Sonnar 55mm f1.8)

Original Max for Live Plugins

EMS Hi Fli Guitar Synthesizer

via this auction

Here's your chance to own a restored EMS Hi Fli, one of the rarest effects of all time. Made popular by guitar players such as David Gilmour and Steve Hackett, and sonic artists like Cabaret Voltaire, the Hi Fli draws its unique sound and strength from the filter, and the way in which adjacent effects integrate and interact with it through pedal control.

I've owned this unit for the last 7 years. It was serviced and restored by Richard Smith of KNOBS electronics, who also conducted the stability mods. It is in excellent operational and cosmetic condition.

The white case has a few minor blemishes, but no cracks, or major issues. See images for details on condition. I am happy to supply additional photos.

The pedals are NOS originals built by Robin Wood of EMS. I have the original box and documents for them and will provide with unit. I do not have the original stand, but I do have the stand mount, which is also included.

Analog Craftsman VCF AC2600 Arp 5U Filter Module

via this auction

You can find demos in the archives here.

Sequential Circuits Pro-One Model 100 Monophonic Synthesizer SN 6337

via this auction, also on Reverb

LL Electronics Rozzbox One V2 SN 00058

via this auction also on Reverb

"Rare and out of production! Like New Condition!

The RozzBox V2 Poly Synth with tube filter is a 5-voice polyphonic synthesizer with digital oscillators, digital and analog filters on each voice, and one additional all tube filter.

In addition to the the classic design of a 4-oscillator polysynth with analog filters, the RozzBox features some functions that can’t be found on any other synthesizer, such as the Hacker, the chaotic filter mode, and switchable aliasing of the oscillators.


4 digital oscillators with standard and 16 additional waveforms – hard-sync possible

Configurable FM engine with 7 algorithms

Noise, external audio input, ring modulator

2 independent filters per voice

Includes 3 self-resonant Filter-Types:
- Digital high pass/low pass filter with resonance and 24dB/octave (4 filter poles)
- Analog low pass ladder filter with resonance and 24dB/octave (4 filter poles)
- Completely tube-driven analog low pass filter with resonance and 12B/octave (2 filter poles)

2 LFOs with standard waveforms and wave tracking, sync with MIDI

2 ADSR Envelopes with switchable lin/exp characteristics and trigger modes

4 completely independent sequencer lines per voice, each with its own running mode and synchronization settings

Envelope follower with separate input

Complex 4-point modulation matrix with 16 sources and 16 destinations

Complex trigger matrix with unlimited connection count, for interconnection of LFOs, sequencers, envelope triggers, MIDI clock,

The switchable “Hacker” adds artificial analog aliasing (tunable)

Bit reduction / Sample rate reduction

‘Chaos’ mode of the digital filter

Digital hard clipping

Full MIDI control of every parameter"

Acidlab Bassline 3

via this auction

Arturia MICROFREAK - How it Sounds #TSR19

Published on Mar 31, 2019 JAde Wii

"Sorry for the high gain on some parts of the audio guys, proper tutorial on the MicroFreak coming your way soon!"

Moog GRANDMOTHER - How it Sounds #TSR19

Published on Apr 8, 2019 JAde Wii

"I wish I could have had more time with this amazing creature.. maybe it will make itself into my studio one day. I mean look at my intro for gods sake! lol"


Published on Apr 7, 2019 ex zee ex

"a series of visual poetries displaying the beautiful sound structures of a kurzweil k2000 synthesizer on a vectorscope"

Kurzweil_k2000_VAST_tonepoem_0_character table
Kurzweil_k2000_VAST_tonepoem_2_cycle graph
Kurzweil_k2000_VAST_tonepoem_3_outer automorphism
Kurzweil_k2000_VAST_tonepoem_4_omega and agemo
Kurzweil_k2000_VAST_tonepoem_5 deranged permutation
Kurzweil_k2000_VAST_tonepoem_6 oracle machine
Kurzweil_k2000_VAST_tonepoem_7 modular lattice
Kurzweil_k2000_VAST_tonepoem_8 time spectroscopy

Lego Synth at DinoPark MakeProAudio | Live @ Musikmesse 2019 Frankfurt

Premiered 12 minutes ago

"La nueva plataforma DSP DinoPark de MakeProAudio ofrece un sistema potente para ejecutar sintetizadores virtuales de máquinas clásicas. Se sirve del código existente de la extinta Creamware para resucitar clones virtuales de los sintes añejos Moog Minimoog, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, y ARP Systems Odyssey."


"The new DinoPark DSP platform from MakeProAudio offers a powerful system for running virtual synthesizers of classic machines, it uses the existing code of the extinct Creamware to resurrect virtual clones of the old synths Moog Minimoog, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, and ARP Systems Odyssey. . "

Check out Dino Park - DIY Top-End Modelling Synthesizer Featuring Creamware Emulations


Published on Apr 8, 2019 JOSEF KLANG

"improvisation with my new amazing GRP A4 synthesizer"

Chilling with Digitone (Making an Arpeggio)

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Red Means Recording

"The Elektron Digitone is an 8-voice, 4-part FM synthesizer and sequencer. Let's touch it with our meat hands and see what happens."

Telekinesis - Electro House Jam (Novation Circuit)

Published on Apr 8, 2019 Gabe Miller Music

"An electro house banger on the Novation Circuit."

Synth Quartet in B Minor "Nelly"

Published on Apr 8, 2019

"A synth quartet in B minor called 'Nelly' featuring the Moog Grandmother ('Violin 1'), Korg MS-20 ('Violin 2'), ARP Odyssey ('Viola') and Sequential Pro One ('Cello').

The piece started off as a vocal line, then a 5 part chorale and finally turned into a string quartet. I don't have access to a string instruments so I decided to record it with synths instead.

The synths were tracked via MIDI/CV but I recorded a 'performance' of real time modulation by tweaking various parameters. I mainly tweaked the filter cutoff but also adjusted vibrato and envelope shapes to match the dynamics of the piece.

The Odyssey was quite pitchy and had trouble staying in tune across a large range, so I had to adjust the pitch slightly in post."

The Fairlight CMI Project Part 1

Published on Apr 8, 2019 100 Things I Do

"As promised, this year I am going to try adding some new types of content. I hope this one will be of interest to people. I have been playing with the idea of creating a full album composed mostly on the Fairlight CMI including original factory sounds. I have kept this clip to the normal 5 minutes but I'm happy to extend this out up to 20 minutes per episode if people are interested enough.

Thanks must go to Peter Wielk from Horizontal Productions not only for keeping my Fairlight alive but also for the Album and current Thumbnail art work"

Patch n Tweak

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