MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

BURG feat Tara Busch, ISM - The Silent Earth (end credits)

Published on Apr 9, 2019 ollilaboratories

Vinyl pre-order:

!! Discounted price April 10-30, or as long pre-order stock lasts 50 copies out of total 200 pressed

BURG Patreon:
BURG BandCamp:

#ispeakmachine #electronicmusic #eurorack


“The Silent Earth (end credits)” is the first single from the upcoming BURG album "The Silent Earth."

When I started writing the new album in 2018, it slowly turned into an imaginary soundtrack that began telling the tales of a silent earth, long lost friends and family, and a planet scorched deeply by the chaos it has been subjected to.

The album is heavily influenced by early 70's and 80's sci-fi movies, from back in the day when the stories were slower and took longer time to tell because they were important to the director, and set the foundation and style of the genre.

One of the missing pieces when the album got close to completion was the last track, the one that plays at the end of the movie while the end credits are rolling, the track that gives the listener a slight feeling of hope from all the despair.

I paired up with I Speak Machine for a collaboration over at their Patreon, Tara Busch lending her unique voice and aesthetics to the title track. The final result is a blend of I Speak Machine and BURG in the best way imaginable, a dystopian tune with a small shimmer of hope.

I am releasing a vinyl single with “The Silent Earth (end credits)” as the A-side. The track on the B-side, “The Quiet Earth” is exclusive to the single. The single is limited to 200 copies only, and is a special long play 7" 33rpm blue colored vinyl.

The single is available for pre-order now, the first 50 at a special discounted price.

Vinyl pre-order:

- About I Speak Machine

I Speak Machine are vocalist and synth-nerd Tara Busch and filmmaker Maf Lewis. Together, they make brooding soundtracks and horror/sci-fi films, creating audio and visual in unison to give both elements equal prominence. The result is a “live score film”, where all screenings of the film are accompanied by Tara performing the score live.

Social Media:

- The Silent Earth Credits

Music and Performance: BURG / Tara Busch, I Speak Machine
Music: Jouni Ollila, Jarmo Ollila
Lyrics, Jarmo Ollila, Hanna Hasselberg Ollila, Jouni Ollila, Eleanor Ollila
Cinematography: Jouni Ollila, Maf Lewis
Edit and Post production: Jouni Ollila

Novation Peak ambient // Twin Peaks played on Twin Peaks (at Twin Peaks)

Published on Apr 9, 2019 ann annie

one string
one keyboard

Captured with Canon 60D running magic lantern w/ 24-105 Canon USM lens. Audio mastering in Logic Pro, film edited in Final Cut Pro X

Weston PRO2021 (SCI Pro-One Clone)

Published on Feb 9, 2019 pdxfunk

via this auction

"This is the 2nd prototype (a verification final build) I built while developing a DIY kit of a full fledged clone of the classic Sequential Circuits Pro-One synthesizer.

This unit contains the final versions of all the components and PBCs and is 100% ready to rock. Make no mistake this machine sounds EXACTLY like a vintage Pro-One. But, it's even better because it's built more solidly and reliably! Search YouTube for PRO2021 and I have a video up comparing the sounds with a real vintage Pro-One.

This particular unit, being a prototype has one little idiosyncracy, in that there were 2 misprints on the laser etching. One is the "Seq1/Seq2" switch originally says "Seq2/Seq2" and I have put a small black "1" sticker over it (see detail pic). The other is that the CV IN is labeled CV OUT and I have similarly put a little sticker of it (see detail pic). That's it for weirdness. It's 100% electrically good to go and sounds and looks amazing. Think of those little panel quirks as some uniqueness to make this a true treasure to only gain in value when this synth gets famous! Haha! :D

The PRO2021 has all the features of the original Pro-One, plus:
-Anodized and laser etch formed aluminum enclosure
-Hand-finished solid cherry wood end cheeks
-Custom Weston CNC machined aluminum precision pitch bender and modulation wheels (WAY better than the stock Pro-One wheels)
-Fatar semi weighted 37 key keybed (WAY better than the stock Pro-One keyboard. This is what is in the Moog Sub 37, etc...)
-MTG "TurboCPU" processor (upgrades sequencer function, enables MIDI, etc..)
-MIDI In/Out/Through
-LFO rate AND Gate LEDs
-VCOs powered by genuine Curtis CEM3340 Rev G chips
-VCF and Envelopes powered by Alfa clones of CEM chips

This machine is basically a vintage Pro-One but built like a real, professional instrument, with none of the cheesy money-saving stuff on the original (no disrespect, but if you've played a vintage Pro-One, you know what I'm talking about.)"

The Human Comparator SY-1 Rev 2 - Pearl Syncussion Analog Drum Synth

via this auction

"This listing is for a fully working and calibrated 2019 build of the SY-1 Pearl Syncussion analog drum synthesizer clone using the Rev 2 (2018) PCB and enclosure by The Human Comparator, aka zthee...

The Pearl Syncussion is a legendary two-channel electronic drum module released during the Disco era which contains an amazing array of awesome percussion sounds within its easy-to-grasp interface. Its 6 oscillator modes, selectable by rotary knob, allow a user to emulate bells, toms, snares, claps, and more (triggerable manually or via analog trigger input) or totally space out using the onboard LFO and S&H modulation. Though original units are hard to find, they are still heavily in use to this day due to their obvious usefulness for techno, electro, etc.

In 2016, The Human Comparator released an instantly popular, near-identical clone of the original Pearl unit, thus making these legendary sounds available to the masses once again!"

Roland Jupiter-6

via this auction

New Novation Hack Series Videos with the Novation Peak

Published on Apr 9, 2019 NovationTV

"In the second round of videos in our Hack Series, -CALC- explores the more unusual side of the Peak synthesiser."

For more on Peak, check out:

1. Novation // The Hack Series - Karplus Strong
In this video, we explore how we can use the delay almost as a karplus strong synthesis method. With this technique, -CALC- uses the delay almost like oscillator - accessing and controlling it from the modulation matrix for the effects, making some really unusual sounds!
2. Novation // The Hack Series - Re-triggered Envelopes
For this particular patch, -CALC- explores the repeating envelopes. We'll show you how you can use the envelopes set to repeat and modulate various different aspects of the synth engine. We'll then further modulate those envelopes using Peak's LFO's, allowing us to create a random rhythmic patch!
3. Novation // The Hack Series - Chorus as resonator and delay
For this patch, we explore how we can use the FX modulation matrix to access different controls for the effect engines in Peak. -CALC- uses chorus as a resonator effect and creates harmonic delays by controlling the times of the chorus and the delay via the modulation matrix. Enjoy exploring this patch!
4. Novation // The Hack Series - Techno
In this video, we explore how to use oscillator three as a strange LFO control for the filter using one of the available wavetables. -CALC- also explores the effects modulation matrix and shows you how to take control of various aspects of the chorus and delay effects, resulting in one enormous sounding self-generating patch.

All parts here

P.S. Novation is set for SUPERBOOTH19.

via @WeAreNovation

"Only one month to go until we head back to Berlin for three days of synth and electronic music workshops, panels, interactive exhibits, parties and club nights. @Superbooth_Bln we can't wait to see you again 🙌🎛🎚 #superbooth #superbooth19"

New Twisted Electrons therapKid

therapKid Walkthrough Published on Apr 9, 2019 Twisted Electrons

via Twisted Elektrons

TherapSid has a kid!
TherapKid is a powerful & affordable duo-phonic synthesizer inspired by the mighty therapSid.

Best of Both
The first generation of SID (6581) had a wonderful gritty distorted filter but the later 8580 had a much stronger filter (more resonance). TherapKid offers a digital take on the best of both worlds with a strong filter resonance and 6581-like gritty tone.

Monophnoic, Duophonic, Chords & Drones
TherapKid has 2 voices, each voice consisting of 4 oscillators.

In duophonic mode you can play 2 notes at once, in mono mode you can detune them. But you can take things further by detuning each of the oscillators individually to form chords or drones.

While the wavetables are 8Bit, they are processed by a powerful 96MHz 32BIT processor and put out of a 16BIT DAC with oversampling and filtering. This formula of retro sound generated by modern hardware allows for plenty of summing headroom, a rich sounding filter, and complex modulations.

Set the volume of the 8 waveforms independently*
Tune each of the 8 waveforms independently (chords, drones!)*
Sine wave for pure tones and deep sub bass*
Muti-mode arpeggiator
Ring modulator
Duophonic or monophonic modes
Hybrid 6581/8580 inspired multimode filter (Low pass, High pass, Band Pass, Notch)
Dual therapSid style LFO with up to 48 connections that can be made a a push of a button.
50 Preset memory with wild random preset generator
Sturdy powder-coated steel case
Hardware MIDI via included 3.5mm >Din5 cable
USB Powered (can be battery powered with a USB battery brick)
185mm x95mm x30mm
*can’t be done on a real SID
Pre-order begins shipping May 1st

New Brainwerx bx_oberhausen - Poly Oberheim SEM Soft Synth

Published on Apr 9, 2019 Plugin Alliance

"We’re proud to announce that Brainworx Audio has developed their first virtual instrument, and what a way to kick it off than with a future classic namely ‘bx_oberhausen'. Expand, Evolve, Experience.

What makes this synthesizer so unique is that Brainworx included their TMT technology, making this THE most faithful recreation to date. Included is a powerful unison mode, M/S processing and a set of effect modules from brands such as Mäag, Brainworx Audio and more."

Brainworx bx_oberhausen Trailer
bx_oberhausen Overview
bx_oberhausen walk through
THIS IS: bx_oberhausen - World Premiere Video! (Revised)
bx_oberhausen - Interview with Christian Diehl
Brainworx bx_oberhausen Synthesizer (Oberheim SEM Emulation) | The Plugin Minute | SYNTH ANATOMY

"Brainworx brings acclaimed analog synth module back to the future with breathtaking bx_oberhausen VI debut

“The Brainworx bx_oberhausen is a fantastic synth! Being an owner myself of a few of the originals, I can clearly tell how good this sounds! Besides the original concept, it also comes with really great effects to make the most brutal or subtle patches you can imagine! A must-have for synth enthusiasts!”
- Tom Holkenborg (a.k.a. Junkie XL), GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum producer, musician, and film composer, 2019

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: having hosted a successful ‘synth tasting’ event earlier this year at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, healthily attended by industry insiders and electronica luminaries like BT, Paul Haslinger (ex- Tangerine Dream), and Tom Holkenborg (a.k.a. Junkie XL), Brainworx Audio is proud to announce availability of bx_oberhausen — the cutting-edge company’s highly-anticipated first VI (Virtual Instrument) after more than 10 years of creatively crafting top-tier mixing and mastering plugins, applying the same modelling know- how and technology to bring back an acclaimed analog synthesizer expander module in a future-facing, feature-packed form fit for today’s Digital Audio Workstation world — as of April 9…

Silent Strike - qb - Eurorack Cube Case

Published on Apr 9, 2019 Silent Strike

"'qb' is a custom case made by Ioan Bârlădeanu & Silent Strike
560HP, 8 ins on top - 8 outs on the base (not for sale)"

Oscilloscope Music - Pictures from Sound

Published on Nov 23, 2016 Techmoan

This one is in via Soviet Space Child. See the oscilloscope label at the bottom of this post for more. BTW, you can purchase the album that makes these images. Link below.

"An oscilloscope can be made to display shapes by playing sounds into it. Making music from these sounds while simultaneously drawing images with those sounds takes things to another level. CLICK SHOW MORE
In the video I fix up and put an old oscilloscope to a new use, and show how you can watch these audio-visual demos even if you don't have a oscilloscope by using a computer.

If you want to skip the preamble and repair section and jump straight to the demo - it starts at 05:00

Useful Links
Jerobeam Fenderson’s Oscilloscope Music

Dove Audio WTF (Window Transform Function) Eurorack Oscillator

Published on Apr 9, 2019

"WTF stands for Window Transform Function and that is the type of synthesis used by the Dove Audio WTF oscillator. This type of synthesis works by running two wavetables in parallel as well as a window function. When the window is open one wavetable is heard and when the window is closed the other wavetable is heard. The wavetable function runs in sync with the two wavetables and can be run in single or double window mode. There are many wavetables and lots of CV controls on the WTF oscillator giving you lots of different timbral options.

WTF Oscillator available here:"

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ЭЛЕКТРОНИКА ЭМ-26 вокодер Elektronika EM-26 Vocoder - Байкал

Published on Apr 9, 2019 RetroSound

(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

#ЭЛЕКТРОНИКА ЭМ-26 #вокодер
Elektronika EM-26 Analog #Vocoder & Strings , made in USSR 1991

VIBRATO - accent, depth and rate
VOCODER - chorus (on/off, rate), mic/vocoder level
STRINGS - on/off, level, violin/cello, sustain
LEVEL - mic, line A, line C
Keyboard - main volume pitch, interval, octave

drums as vocoder modulator: KORG KR-55B

Knas The Ekdahl "Polygamist"

via this auction

Video in the listing previously posted here.

"Rare and discontinued - 1 of 53 made:

THIS is not your typical synthesizer.

The Ekdahl Polygamist is mainly designed with experimental / drone / noise / improv in mind but can really take you wherever you wana go. The basic architecture is classic VCO/VCF/VCA design but all of the building blocks have been designed to allow for much more interesting / chaotic sounds then you get from your bread-and-butter synth.

Highlights includes VCO1 which features a "Tilt" output which is a triangle wave that can be *tilted* from sawtooth, to triangle, to ramp. VCO2, the "Pitch multiplying oscillator" consists of a fundamental and three "sub harmonics" that mimics additative/FM synthesis for very complex waveform and chaos generation. The ADSR is loopable and can be used as an oscillator, it can also be paused in its transition. The three LFOs all go to audio range and two of them go down to about 4 minutes for one waveform period. It also features a duophonic, pressure sensitive ribbon controller which sends MIDI data. It has two independent MIDI/USB-to-CV converters which can be ganged in duophonic mode. And there is of course, much, much more."

Ciat-Lonbarde Dual Plumbutter 2

Ciat-Lonbarde Plumbutter v2 & Cocoquantus ★ Strymon Big Sky & Timeline ★ UNDERBRUSH ★

Published on Nov 15, 2018 Jay Frederick

"★ UNDERBRUSH ★Ciat-Lonbarde Plumbutter v2 & Cocoquantus ★ Strymon Big Sky & Timeline ★

★ Combining the Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus and the Plumbutter V2. Starting out with vinyl noise as a bed from the “lo fi” mode of Strymon Timeline then adding Plumbutter v2 triggering the Eventide Pitchfactor. Later I bring in live sampling of the kalimba thru the Coco's dual 8-bit loopers. Thanks for listening.★

Recorded in Protools 2018.10 on Windows 10."

via this auction

"The awesome and inspiring "plumbutter 2" works perfectly. An entire album could be made using this one synth.

*Comes with power adapter and 20 cables"

Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus 2

via this auction

"This unit is in great condition. I do want to warn any potential buyers, this device is weird and will take a lot of playing around and trial and error to understand how to use it and see what it can do.

I have found that you can use it's synth capabilities to tap into bizarre digital cityscapes or you use its delays with microphone and instrument inputs or even use it as a effects processor to add vibrato and some cool distortion to guitar or keyboard, like in the sample I provided.

I can't really offer any guidance on how to use this other than plugging in and trying new things. There's guides online that people have made to figure out where you even begin. Search for a Cocoquantus guide and look for a link to a forum called muffwiggler, that is a great starting point.

This also requires banana plugs and cables to operate. I'll include 5 homemade stack-able cables I made for the synth. I also do not have a power supply, it did not come with one. I have been using 9 volt batteries but if you don't want to do that it takes a 12 volt DC power supply. This is from their sight.

Ciat-Lonbarde instruments take a 12 volt DC power supply (@ 300ma or greater) with a tip positive, 2.1mm plug. Search for "2.1mm 12v dc supply." Until you procure one, use a nine volt battery to power the instrument."

AVP Synth MAD5 Mk2 MIDI Analogue Drum Synthesiser

via this auction

Note this is alternating bit music's MAD5 Mk2. You can find a video he did for this exact unit here.

Roland JD-800 Synthesizer SN ZC43423

via this auction

"The Roland JD-800's front panel is like the dashboard of a 747 Jet! Look at all those sliders, just begging to be tweaked! This synthesizer is still the pride and joy of many studios and Film composers, due to the depth of programming possible to each of the 4 layer tones per patch...You've got a slew of waves to choose from, Dual LFO's with multiple wave shapes, offsets, fade-in, delay, etc., Multi-mode filters, (Band-pass, Low-pass, High-pass) 7(!!) stage envelopes each for Pitch/Filter/Amplitude. In Multi-timbre mode, go ahead and times all that by 6! Sounds from this bad-boy are Fat, rich, complex and evolving. Add to this, that the built-in waves and patches are expandable, via PCM and DATA cards and you really are only limited by your imagination! Please, check out the online reviews and videos, to get a better idea of the nitty-gritty specs and what you could do with this monster synth.

This synthesizer has been reset to factory defaults. Everything; all switches, sliders, pitch/mod lever, after-touch, velocity, outputs, Midi IN/OUT/THRU, Card expansion slots and power supply performs exactly as they should. The display contrast and brightness are perfect. All key-bed issues; red glue, weights, springs, contact strips and ribbon cable connection, have been fixed to where there should be no issues for years to come."

Roland Jupiter 4 Analog Synthesizer SN 013882

via this auction

"Roland Jupiter 4 analog synth in excellent condition.

Fully functional, having had a thorough test prior to listing.

Cosmetically excellent as pictured with very little wear throughout."

SIEL DK80 with Expander in Original Box

via this auction







You are bidding on a rare and complete DK desktop system by SIEL from 1985! It includes the DK 80, Expander 80, power supply and ultra rare and hard to find RAM Cartridge! This thing sounds unique and incredible. Nice Italo Brass and synth sounds. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!!

Sector - Putting MODULAR back in the AMBIENT

Published on Apr 9, 2019 sector

"outdoor modular jams on mediterranean Italian islands. Creating music with the sea and the wind blowing in my face"

ARP 4075 Filter-OlllAudio Eurorack Modules /Minimod VCO-AJH Synth

Published on Apr 9, 2019 Dziam Bass

"Hi Guys.
I have a small demo filter ARP 4075 Filter from OlllAudio Eurorack Modules.
first, usually raising the filter plus resonance, later filtering in a small sequence with Pico SEQ, then I added LFO / Sine wave from the Black Modulator module Erica Synths. The used oscillator is Minimod -Vintage Transistor Core VCO from AJHSynth."

Orac - What is it?

Published on Apr 9, 2019 TheTechnobear

"I'm just about to release Orac 2.0 :)

this short video is a quick demonstration about what Orac is, a taster of what it can do, and how you can use it.

for release: Ive got a what's new for Orac 2.0 video, and also some tutorial videos on how to set it up etc.

I hope the video is not too confusing,
there is a lot of things going on , and frankly its quite hectic for me trying to think about 4 orac devices at once ...
you really only need one :)

Orac 2.0 will support the following platforms:
- Organelle
- Raspberry PI3
- Qubit Nebulae v2 (eurorack)
- Bela Salt (eurorack)"

Artists & Arturia #54 - Walter Mair meets MatrixBrute & Pigments

Published on Apr 9, 2019 Arturia

"The Austrian musician has composed the adrenaline filled Netflix series Formula 1: Drive to Survive. He delved deep into his sound design arsenal to create the energy filled soundtrack – with Arturia taking first place."

Germany's neo krautrock band "Ströme" on a vintage Moog IIIP

Published on Apr 9, 2019 Axel Fischer

"Krautrock is back! "Ströme" from Munich / Germany are playing the legendary Moog 3p from 1969."

Broken tape !

Published on Apr 9, 2019 paul tas

via Error Instruments

"This is the broken tape simulation

.Because sometimes we miss the sound of the unexpected error .

If it’s about warm crunchiness .lo fi

This is a mix between a kind of looper and a delay.

But it’s definitely a noise box.

It has an input and output .

You can also only use the output and find some feedback points .

Those are really interesting .

The big knob has a lot of influence on the feedback and The tape loop .

The small red knob .

Have little influence on this big one .

The red button is for cutting so input is not coming in if you push it .

The Green button is for Bit crush or distortion .

Please check demonstration movies before buying this because this is a crazy device

😉 But we love it if you love broken tapes You will like this lo-fi crunchiness

pay attention ! use the included power sub or the battery clip, or adapter 7/9 volts plus in center"

A Melodic Melodious Melody on a Modular

Published on Apr 9, 2019 isvisible isinvisible

Erica Synths: Drum Sequencer Blck_Noir
Frap Tools: Fumana
Livewire: AFG
Mutable Instrument: Elements

Plus lots more.


This one reminded me of a modern take on an Ultravox instrumental. Not this Ultravox!.

Elektron Digitone Ambient Minijam - Peace in the Primes (#2HAC)

Published on Apr 9, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"This is my contribution to the most recent 2 Hour Album Challenge release run by Ben Burnes.

The theme for the challenge this time was 'Zen', and I took the opportunity to experiment with the idea of using overlapping sequences with prime number lengths so see how they would overlap and interact.

You can find this track, along with over 30 others on the 'Zen' album here: - it's free to download, but if you want to make a donation, all proceeds are donated to a local cat shelter.

The Two Hour Album Challenge (2HAC) is a community-driven challenge to collectively start and complete an album of music in two hours.

At the start of the challenge, a theme is chosen randomly. Each participant then independently (or collaboratively) writes a song with that theme in mind using a strict time limit of two hours.

This album is free to download, proceeds from album purchases will go to the Angel of Hope animal rescue:

More information can be found here:"

Synthchaser #117 - Rhodes Chroma Repair & Restoration Part 2 - Power Supply & Recapping

Published on Apr 9, 2019 Synth Chaser

"In the last Rhodes Chroma video we figured out why this synthesizer wouldn't work. In this video, we make the repair to the power supply as well as recap the synth and clean up some corrosion on the CPU board."

Synthchaser Rhodes Chroma Repair

Flight to rome - new edited

Published on Apr 9, 2019 synthi62

"An older video and an older song, newly edited, a visit to Rome, November 2013 and February 2014. With one of my favorite airline, which unfortunately no longer exists. The solo again with the Minimoog. the background pad: Roland JP8000
Ein älteres Video und ein älterer Song, neu bearbeitet, ein Besuch in Rom, November 2013 und Februar 2014. Mit einer meiner Lieblings-Airline, die es leider nicht mehr gibt. Das Solo mal wieder mit dem Minimoog."

New Analogue Solutions Impulse Command Analogue Synthesizer Audio Demos

Published on Apr 9, 2019 rezfilter

"Here's another set of Impulse Command patches/sounds! As IC is a stereo synthesizer, be sure to use headphones or listen on a set of studio monitors."

Patch n Tweak

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