MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, May 3, 2019

Friday, May 03, 2019

Drone alone : Experiment

Published on May 3, 2019 Robotopsy Robotopsy

"Hertz Donut MKIII - Piston Honda MKIII - 2X Double Andore MKII - Tyme Sefari MKI and MKII - Bionic Lester MKI and lots of reverbs and delays"

Bitty - Pocket-sized Drum Machine and Synthesizer by Curious Sound Objects

Published on Apr 30, 2019 Curious Sound Objects

Currently on Kickstarter


"There are a wide variety of ways to create electronic music. For a capable machine that fits in the palm of your hand and is loud enough to use outdoors, however, it’s hard to imagine a battery-powered device cooler than Bitty from Curious Sound Objects.

The pocket-sized drum machine and synthesizer, currently on Kickstarter, was prototyped using an Arduino Nano and will be fully Arduino-compatible when released. This means that in addition to changing the sound and interface around with readily-available sound packs—which include Theremin Bitty, Techno Bitty, Basement Bitty, Trap Bitty, Lofi Bitty, and Beach Bitty—it can be programmed with the Arduino IDE. The device can even run sound software written for other Arduino boards.

Bitty features four sample trigger buttons, a pair of knobs, and a speaker. Designed for entry-level EDM enthusiasts and studio musicians alike, you can play the drums and melodies manually, as well as trigger patterns to produce dance music or hip hop beats. These can be chosen via the left knob, while the right knob handles pitch, note selection, and arpeggiation."

Grapevine [Episode 137]

Published on May 3, 2019 CatSynth TV

"Time-lapse video driving north from Los Angeles, starting on I-405 north of the Getty Center, merging onto I-5, and continuing north through the Santa Clarita Valley and onto The Grapevine through the Tehachapi Mountains and Tejon Pass. The video ends with the descent into California's Central Valley at the split of I-5 and CA 99.

The music is "Xi" by Amanda Chaudhary, off of her album Aquatic. It was recorded in 2003 using an E-MU Proteus 2000 module with Vintage Pro, Mo'Phatt, and Beat Garden ROMs. There is also acoustic udu drum in the recording.

Aquatic is available via Bandcamp"

Therevox & MiniBrute

Published on May 3, 2019 Miguel d'Oliveira

"Trippy arpeggiated noodle on a MiniBrute with the pitch controlled via CV GATE with the RING of the Therevox.
Strymon Timeline delay pedal comes in and out.
Modulation and sound shaping via the knobs and faders of the MiniBrute,"

ASR X Restoration

Published on May 3, 2019 100 Things I Do

"Its taken a little while to edit this together but finally here is the long promised video on the restoration of my ASR-X.

Since doing this video I have added the SCSI interface and SD Card reader which makes life a lot more enjoyable. Its a great sampler some some nice 'hidden' extras under the hood."

Yamaha DX-5 and Accessories

via this auction

"Yamaha DX-5 digital FM synthesizer. Custom Walnut side panels.
The DX-5 is two DX-7 in one keyboard. Splits, layers, 32 voice.
Very good condition. All functions working including LCD backlight.

Also includes:
* music stand
* Manual
* DX7 ROM # 1
* 2 x DX7 ROM #3
* DX5 Performance ROM in box
* DX Data RAM in Box
* Key Clique "Top Forty" 64 Voice ROM
* Key Clique "Bo Tomlyn" 64 Voice ROM
* Key Clique "Symphony 128" 128 Voice ROM
* DX-7 (Programming) Operating Manual
* BC-1 Breath Controller
* Original side panels"

Korg PolySix Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 385863

via this auction

"The PolySix was introduced in 1981. Featuring 32 memory patches, 6 voices of polyphony, cassette backup of memory, even programmable modulation effects and Chorus, Phase, Ensemble! The Polysix has warm-sounding real analog oscillators.

It is Fully Functional and in Very Good Condition."

In The Lab ARP 2500

Published on May 3, 2019 David Baron

"Created entirely with the Arp 2500 Modular Synthesizer. A very rare synthesizer that was the chief competitor to Moog during the late 60s and early 70s. Most of them were sold to rockstars (Pete Townshend) or universities. A large system was used to communicate with the aliens in Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

Korg - Volca Modular - Review - Midiverse - TV

Published on May 3, 2019 Midiverse - TV

"Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Today we're checking out the Volca Modular from Korg."

Sequencing the Roland SH1oh1 with the tubbutec mod

Published on May 3, 2019 Vykaar Tones

"A random play with my modified SH101 sequencing itself and a Boomstar 4075 attached to it via CV and GATE. The SH101 is receiving midi clock from a Beatstep Pro via a Kenton Control Freak which is controlling the second ADSR and LFO included in the tubbutec SH1oh1 modification."

Super Rare 1976 to 78 serge VCA Panel

via this auction

4 Operator FM Bass with the Humble Audio Quad Operator

Published on May 3, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Here's my second video with the Quad Operator from Humble Audio. In the video I use the 4 operators to create randomly modulated FM bass while briefly exploring the open nature of knob and CV based FM modulation without the need for menus, algorithms (create your own turning the knobs!) or any sort of screen or preset system."

Green Meanie - Blue Lantern BLM 7200 Darpa Modular System Euro Format 2019 Metallic Green

via this auction, also on Reverb.

"This modular system is a modern dedication to Alan R. Pearlman (AKA ARP). It uses the instrument list structure from the arp 2600.

Instead of making another clone arp 2600, I wanted to make an updated synthesiser, like an Arp 2700 type of project.

So there are many extra functions on this system, not found on the original arp2600. The only Arp 2600 circuit that is an exact clone, is the Analog Switch.

Soulsby Synthesizers Superbooth 2019 Announcement

via Soulsby Synthesizers

"Not long now! The biggest synthesizer event of the year is nearly here. We'll have all the ATX range on show. The Atmultitron, The Atmegatron II and introducing the ATX Modular range.

So here's all the details:

9th-11th May
FEZ-Berlin, Stra├če zum FEZ 2 in 12459 Berlin
Trade visitors daily from 10:00 am to 11:59 pm / Saturday also Education Ticket holders from 10:00 am to 11:59 pm Regular visitors daily from 1:00 pm to 11:59 pm.
Booth E155 - in the middle of the main entrance hall.

Buy tickets here.

See you there!"

Simple things - Norns, Micro Freak and Skulpt

Published on May 3, 2019 junklight

"I may have accidentally pre-ordered the Micro Freak & rather glad I did!

My live setup is coming together - need to practice some more now...."

Doepfer Slim Line Eurorack Modules Coming to SUPERBOOTH

via PatchPierre.Net

"The first batch of Slim Line modules will include:
A-111-6, a miniature Synth Voice, quite similar to the A-111-5 and Dark Energy in just a 10 HP wide panel, and the following 4HP wide modules;

A-118-2 Noise Generator/Random/Sample and Hold module
A-121-3 12dB Multimode filter (a la A-121-2 but with smaller knobs))
A-130-2 Dual Liniar VCA
A-138i Interrupting mixer, a four channel mixer with an additional mute switch for each input
A-138n Nano Mixer, a simple four channel mixer, which can be used with either control voltages or audio signals.
A-145-4 Quad LFOs can be treated as a slimmed version of the quad LFO A-143-3 as it has similar features available
and the A-182-2 Quad Switch, a passive module that contains four changeover switches."

PDF scans follow.

visiting tangible waves

Published on May 3, 2019 tangible waves

"A short video showing the location, the production of AE modular and a little bit of performance! Come with me and peek behind the scenes of tangible waves and AEmodular!
Btw: The track was recorded live during the shot in the chapel, no extra processing!"

New KORG Volcas In the Works

"Following an unexpected voice message from John McCubbery VP of KORG Inc. we congregate in a car park to discuss the possibilty of ANOTHER new volca being released! Plus our thoughts & ratings on Avengers Endgame. #brew"

Friday Jam #7 - SKULPT and CRAFTsynth 2.0

Published on May 3, 2019 Modal Electronics

"Friday Jam #7 - With a CRAFTsynth 2.0 for bass and leads and a SKULPT Synthesiser for chords and arp we’ve created this quick jam to take you into the bank holiday."

Yamaha SK-15 ORGAN STRINGS POLY Synthesizer SN 3245

via this auction

Game Of Thrones on MatrixBrute

Published on May 3, 2019 Andrea Pessino

"Main theme from Game Of Thrones cover on the Arturia MatrixBrute monophonic synthesizer.

All sounds created and played live on MatrixBrute
Seventh Heaven reverb by LiquidSonics
ValhallaDelay by ValhallaDSP

Music by Ramin Djawadi
Arranged and Performed by Andrea Pessino"

Per Kristian Risvik's Digitron - Arduino Based Mellotron-style Sampling Instrument

The birth of my new instrument; the Digitron! Published on Dec 31, 2018 Per Kristian Risvik

"It will be a Mellotron-style sampling instrument which is using the Tsunami Super Wav Trigger. Making a Mellotron is a great excuse for getting into the world of Arduino, which is a superb platform for DIY. I’d like to give a big thanks to my good friend and electronics mentor par excellence; Terje Daleng – there’s been quite a steep learning curve for me the last couple of years."

Per Kristian Risvik's Solina String Ensemble+

Published on Dec 11, 2018 Per Kristian Risvik


1. Some sounds from the Solina String Ensemble+
This Solina didn't have an on/off switch for the ensemble chorus, so my plan was to add that. Instead I added the dry output as a part of the modulation mixer, so modulator 0 is the dry output and modulator 1-3 are the delay lines.
2. Solina String Ensemble MK1 with MIDI
This is a project I've been working on for a while now and I've finally installed MIDI on it, using the Doepfer MTC64 interface. More info about how it was done here.
3. "Straits of Devastation" played on the Solina String Ensemble+
A track composed by Jeremy Soule for Guild Wars 2. It's definitely among one of my favorite Guild Wars 2 tracks - there is a sense of darkness and despair over it, yet it is beautifully majestic.

"Inspired by Albert Steenbergen’s MIDIfication of Jean Michel Jarre’s Eminent 310 Unique, I decided to add MIDI IN on my customized Solina, which I’ve called: "Solina String Ensemble+". Like Albert, I’ve used the Doepfer MTC64 which is an excellent interface for adding MIDI to just about anything! To get the MTC64 to communicate with the Solina I’ve used 4-channel optocoupler ICs, so in order to get access to all the 69 channels needed, I had to use 18 ICs. The last optocoupler does only handle one key, but I connected the remaining channels to the three upper black keys in the top octave, just in case I should think of something fun to use them for - and I have used one of them as a sort of MIDI gate which makes it possible to create rhythmic patterns thru MIDI. So this old Solina is up for some serious techno now :P"

"Here are the details on how the MTC64 is connected to the Solina, thru the optocoupler circuit board – the ground wires from the optocouplers to the MTC64 are not shown. I designed the circuit board in "DIY Layout Creator" and used colored wires from a telephone cable to help me keep track of things during the process of making the board itself and connecting it to the Solina. This did help a lot as it went surprisingly smoothly. The boards are connected to the Solina with connectors so they can be easily removed if there's need to do some maintenance."

"Unlike the later Solina String Ensemble models, there’s hardly any room left inside the original model, but right above the keybed there’s just enough space to squeeze in an optocoupler board and a MTC64. I made some brackets and mounted an L-shaped aluminum bar on the bolts that secures the busbar board."

Oxygene part 1 played with a theremin

Published on Dec 14, 2014 Per Kristian Risvik

"Jean Michel Jarre's Oxygene part 1 played with a Moog Etherwave theremin, and of course the Eminent 310 unique with a Smallstone phaser."

Eminent 310 Unique and Roland VP-03 string-ensemble comparison

Published on Nov 12, 2016 Per Kristian Risvik

"Just a quick test to see if the VP-03 is up for some classic phased pads with an Electro Harmonix Small Stone phaser.

I didn't push the mini-jack plug all the way into the socket on the VP-03, the chorus gets a bit more wobbly when the stereo channels are combined to mono."

John Tejada on his studio set-up (Electronic Beats TV)

Published on Apr 29, 2019 Telekom Electronic Beats

"John Tejada is one of the most respected electronic music producers in the states. Born in Vienna, but living in California since he was a very young age, he has been exploring the hinterlands between techno and house for over two decades, releasing records on his own Palette Recordings, Poker Flat, 7th City and KOMPAKT. Tejada brings a sumptuous swing and texture to his work all of his very own – partly, perhaps, the result of his mixed use of hard- and software and instinct-driven approach. In this look at his studio set-up, shot in his space in LA, he tells Telekom Electronic Beats TV why it all comes down to putting the sound in the right place."

New Fusion VCO2 from Erica Synths

Published on May 3, 2019 Erica Synths

"Fusion VCO2 is a full analogue sound source with lots of distinct features.

The core of the module is highly stable AS3340-based VCO with three simultaneously available waveforms, transistor-based suboscillator and detune function – two BBD delay lines that make frequency shifter that is mixed back to the principal oscillator in order to emulate two detuned VCOs. Tube crunch – distinct tube overdrive - is added on the top of the mix. Furthermore, Audio input mixes an external audio signal with the principal oscillator which results in crazy sonic experience. Fusion VCO2 is exactly what you need, if you wish to get really low frequencies and have a sound that sets your modular system apart from mass!

Full analogue design
Great tracking over 8 octave range
Detune function for thickening the sound
-1 oct transistor based suboscillator
Tube overdrive circuit
External audio input
VCO synchronization
Simultaneous waveform outputs"

Prok Modular Eurorack Drums // 4HP 12-bit DSP Percussion ... ACE!

Published on May 3, 2019 DivKidVideo

"The Prok Drum modules BD SN HH CP, bass drum, snare, hi hat and clap are DSP virtual analogue percussion synths giving you 12 bit crunchy drum sounds that morph between 4 corners of an LED window on the module. Each of the corners represents a patch and all parameters of the synthesis morph from one place to the other leaving loads of sweet spots and variations to modulate with the knobs or X and Y position CV. Holding the trigger button cycles through four "quads" which are 4 collections of 4 patches (16 total) that live on the module.

There's a software editor (video on that coming soon) and some updates to come at Superbooth 2019 too.

Get these exclusive at Thonk here - - same link for manual, build guides and more info!


00:00 Hello and patch previews!

00:48 What are the Prok modules? How do they work? Nice graphics from Thonk!

02:31 Quad 1 - DNB / jungle beat

03:22 Quad 2 - house / techno beat

05:01 Quad 3 - harder beats and driven kicks!

06:57 Quad 4 - Wonky wave shaped beat

08:42 Modulation, Turing Machine and random

09:57 “Preset” patch creation with XY modulation and voltage sources
Be awesome! Support me on Patreon -"

SILHOUETTE - Visual to Analog Audio Synthesizer with Dual Flight Style Joysticks & Monitor Display

Published on Jan 2, 2019 Pit Przygodda

Kind of a modern day ANS, or Oramics. Also see Virtual ANS for iOS.

"silhouette". A video-to-audio-synthesizer by Pit Przygodda (Prototype 2018).

6-voice, seperate tuning and modulation, analog-filter, FX. SILHOUETTE trains itself to become a really extraordinary sound-scape-machine!

s i l h o u e t t e is a software-based synthesizer, that creates sound by using greyscale-data chosen from a picture file.

This is done in real-time.

At the moment, it is programmed under the Pure Data programming environment.

- real-time-pictures/motion-pictures (camera)
- picture-files
- motion-pictures (films)

The sound is produced by transforming an area of greyscale-data into sound-data.

You have a screen, where you see the camera-picture/picture/film you have loaded in.
You have 2 data-windows within the loaded picture to chose a visual area where you like to extract sound-data.
The 2 windows can be changed in size and position individualy and be modulated by LFO, EG, KBD-follow, audio-waveform or manually in realtime.
Their audio-output is routed anolog to their x/y-position in the picture to coordinates in a quadrophonic sound-system in the performance-room.

So it is possible that the outline of a silhouette is analog to your audio-waveform.
Therefor it is necessary that the silhouette-shape is strictly black and white.
This was the main idea at the beginning of this project:
That you act visually directly IN the waveform.
This is done very sensually by acting on the light-table in front of the camera.
I think about giving that technique a name: "silhouette-synthesis".

Since summer 2018 I am building a hardware. It has 2 joystick-controlled-data-windows inside the main-screen which let you move 2 audio-waves analog to their coordinates in the main-wondow inside a quadrophonic space (screen corner-left/top > speaker-front/left; screen corner-right/bottom > speaker back/right etc.).

Zero Sugar (Novation Circuit)

Published on May 3, 2019 asogaut

"Something fun.


PPG Waveterm 1985 Blue

via this auction

ENSONIQ MIRAGE DSK-8 Keyboard Sampler Synthesizer Sampling w manual and disk SN 16184

via this auction

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Vintage Analog Synth

via this auction

"Sequential Circuits Six-Trak vintage analog polyphonic synth with MIDI. Six voice multitimbral with stackable voices for really UNIQUE UNISON sounds! Works just like it did in 1985! Some buttons require a firm press but they've always been like that. Minimal cosmetic wear, though the power cord is showing its age. Otherwise, great condition! Clean! Impressive modulation options and has that signature Sequential Circuits sound! Original manual included."

MOOG Memorymoog Plus Keyboard Synthesizer SN 3384

via this auction

"This was most recently serviced by Three Wave Music in around 2015. All voices tune but it is having some problems seemingly with the adjustment of voices. Sometimes things work as they should, other times the pots don’t affect the voice parameter values as they should. Sometimes the synth freezes up entirely. I’m not sure exactly what is wrong with it but want to be upfront with saying it is definitely not in perfect working order. That being said, it does play perfectly normally sometimes and sound awesome when it does. All voices tune and it has massive sound. I’m not much of a keyboard player (the synth has functioning midi) but check out the linked videos) "

Roland System 100 Model 101 Vintage Analog Synth SN 642996

via this auction

"A beautiful Roland System 100/Model 101 synthesizer that has been serviced, and works 100% perfectly. The person I bought it from recapped it and cleaned it up. All keys play as they should (no double-triggering), tuning is stable, all original knobs, sliders, switches and jacks are present and work perfectly. Cosmetically it is in beautiful condition, with only a small amount of dings (and some wear around the cutoff freq. slider, and a small scratch). From a smoke-free studio. No writings or stickers anywhere.

This synth's tone has been described as "legendary," "majestic," "silky smooth and clear" and "the best Roland mono ever." It has that classic SH-series sound, but it is thicker, warmer, more detailed, powerful... you get the idea."

Loscha tries a freshly repaired Frostwave Blue Ringer

Published on May 3, 2019 Edward Jones

Solton Ketron Programmer 24 | 1985 | TAPE INTERFACE +gift - 16 patterns

Published on May 3, 2019 RemasterMix

"Solton Ketron Programmer 24 |1985| - How To Use TAPE INTERFACE.

+gift - I have created 16 patterns (P41 - P58) that you can upload to your Solton Ketron Programmer 24."

Follow-up to Solton Ketron Programmer 24 pattern programming HD DEMO

WMD TEST LAB - Generative Music with WMD METRON and CRUCIBLE

Published on May 3, 2019 WMDevices

"This is a little jam using METRON as a random trigger generator for the rest of this small 6U eurorack system to create some generative, ambient, spacey sounds.

Crucible is being used as a resonator for the WMD Fracture module. The melodic lines are created with two WMD/SSF Spectrum oscillator modules, with occasional FM from one to the other. The Modbox' Sample and Hold output is choosing waveforms on the geiger counter as well controling the VCA that is in control of the FM and crossmod for the Spectrums."

Reverse DC Motor (eurorack module)

Published on May 3, 2019 ggijs

via geiskes

"CV OUT: Rotating right gives positive voltage on the CV output, and rotating left will give a negative voltage, no rotation will give 0 volt.
The faster you rotate the higher the voltage will be.

The faster you rotate the higher the pitch and the higher the volume will be. But the volume is clipped by diodes to never go over around 5v peak to peak.

Adjust the range of the output signal. on the audio out it will also set the amount of clipping by the diodes (distortion)."

Sonic Lab: Korg Minilogue XD Review

Published on May 3, 2019 sonicstate

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