MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

KORG WAVESTATION EX Vector Synthesizer (1990) Twenty Sound

Published on May 22, 2019 RetroSound

"(c) 2019 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

sound demo of some uncommon sounds with the #KORG #Wavestation EX vector #synthesizer from the year 1990

The demo shows different typical sounds with vector synthesis and wave sequencing."

Strings Loop with Enso

Published on May 22, 2019 Nathan D Farrell

"Using Enso to loops some orchestral plugins on iPad."

Shakuhachi Ro Simultaneous Releases

Published on May 22, 2019 Todd Barton

"I'm delighted to announce that my 2003 shakuhachi album, RO will be re-released at the end of this month by Flying Moonlight:

And ... I’m really excited to be part of this unique project among MakeNoise Music, and Flying Moonlight recordings. With the re-release of my shakuhachi album RO I’ve chosen two minutes of samples from the album which you’ll be able to download at from the MakeNoise section.

Just pop the reel of samples into the Morphagene and begin creating your own soundscapes. Just two samples can become an entire track.

Simultaneous releases May 31, 2019.

MakeNoise Morphagene:
Flying Moonlight:"

Fm attenuation in the Buchla 200e

Published on May 22, 2019 Todd Barton

"a Buchla 200e tip"

Roland TR-909 RHYTHM COMPOSER SN 415701

via this auction


Published on May 22, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

GLvintageSHOP on eBay

via this auction


Speed is very difficult to adjust

Output - 1/4 jack

The supply voltage of the unit - 220-230V/50Hz. For use it with 110/127V, a voltage converter is necessary/ not added.


BlueWave Synth

Published on May 22, 2019 GoldbabySamples

"Synth pack created with the PPG Wave 2.2 recorded through high end studio gear. Lovely fizzy, warm synth sounds that only an 8 bit wavetable through analog filter could make! With patches for Ableton Live, EXS-24, Kontakt (with GUI) and TAL-Sampler."


Published on May 21, 2019 mishpult

"One-loop beat and some live tweaking of the Elektron Digitone through the Elektron Analog Heat MKII"

Aries 300 Explorations

Published on May 21, 2019 Todd Barton

"I'm enjoying getting back into my Aries 300. What a gem of a synth and somewhat of a unicorn these days. However, ToneTweakers has a beauty I see here:"

Gotharman's Spazeboard6 - The Great Down

Published on May 22, 2019 gotharman

"A more relaxed Gotharman track, that will also be part of the Spazeboard6 preset bank."

Prairie Wires Modular (PWM) Synth Events in Brandon Manitoba Canada

For those of you around Brandon Manitoba Canada, you might want to check this out. The first event will be a drone day event on May 25, which will soon be followed by a Prairie Modular Meetup June 14-15. The press release follows:

Prairie Wires Modular (PWM) gives signal boost to Prairie-based experimental audio artists

Inaugural event 'Drone at the Global Market' brings experimental music spotlight to Brandon Manitoba

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada -- Prairie Wires Modular (PWM) is a new music and art organization created to shine a spotlight on emerging Prairie-based experimental artists with a focus on modular synthesis, experimental electronic music and sound art.

PWM’s inaugural event Drone at the Global Market on May 25, 2019 will fill downtown Brandon with some new and interesting sounds. Organized as part of International Drone Day celebrations, the event —beginning at 2:00pm at the Global Market (1215 Rosser Avenue)— will showcase local artists experimenting with drone music including Moon Shape Noise (modular synthesizer), Jeff Smith (guitar) and Abby-Jade (cello duo). The event is free, so bring a chair, blanket or yoga matt to relax and enjoy the drones. Attendees are also encouraged to participate in the Drone Jam at the end of the performances. Program and map information can be found at

“The recent resurgence in popularity of modular and semi-modular synthesis is exciting. It’s evident in large cities around the world, it’s all across the internet and in the air waves,” said Prairie Wires Modular founder Brendon Ehinger. “Prairie Wires Modular is bringing these synthesizer happenings to Brandon, first with Drone at the Global Market and then throughout the summer with even more local events planned. Great things are happening on the Canadian Prairies.”

Recognizing the unique intersection between art and experimental music that modular and semi-modular synthesis represents, Winnipeg expat, electronic musician and graphic designer Brendon Ehinger established PWM to promote and present artists, musicians and events in the Prairies. Based in Brandon, Manitoba, PWM is positioned to serve as a hub and meeting place for artists from across the prairies. Situated almost half way between Winnipeg, MB, and Regina, SK, and with an airport servicing direct flights between Brandon and Calgary, AB, Brandon is an accessible location and a logical centre for Prairie modular enthusiasts to congregate.

In addition to Drone at the Global Market on May 25, PWM has a two day Modular Meet-up planned for June 14-15 which will feature free concerts from regional artists, a public open house and modular synth show and tell, and more. Visit of find Prairie Wires Modular @prairiewires on social media to stay wired."

Moog Minitaur Limited Edition Toxic Green Analog Bass Synthesizer w/ Wood Panels

via this auction

"I picked up a Moog Sirin to have the option to play lead.

The green is not actually toxic... I think.

Excellent Condition. 100% Working Condition. No Issues."

Yamaha VL-7 Virtual Acoustic Synthesizer

via this auction

Eloquencer - Panel Exchange

Published on May 22, 2019 Winter Modular

"how to exchange eloquencer panel"

Duet by Doboz (teaser)

Published on May 22, 2019 Máté Szabó

Dual channel sequencer... and more.
Coming soon!

Make Noise X-PAN Tricks: Dual Pannable VCA

Published on May 22, 2019 MAKEN0ISE

"The X-PAN is a powerful compact signal routing toolbox! There are many ways to patch it. Check out this and other upcoming 'X-PAN Tricks' for some ideas.

If you patch only one input of an X-PAN channel’s crossfader, it can be used as a pannable VCA. Here we'll do this on both channels and supplement the sound with some reverb in the Aux inputs."

Future Retro TRAX! playing CV and MIDI synthesizers

Published on May 22, 2019 FutureRetroSynths

"In this video we cover the basics of controlling an analog synthesizer using CV and Trig signals, as well as playing MIDI synthesizers using the Trax and MIDI Bus products."

BASTL updates + Toyota Vangelis live rig & performance // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 22, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Vaclav of BASTL Instruments is now performing as Toyota Vangelis (great name!) and his new instrument and module builds are serving him as a life performer with desktop units, vocals, CV/audio controlled lights and Eurorack modular synths. There's an update to the BASTL Skis, new mutes module, Thyme based looping and FX and some nice auto-tune vocoder vibe vocals from the live performance. After a quick run down of the new gear and the live set up we got a performance - ace!"

16 output CV & gate sequencer 'USTA' from Frap Tools // Superbooth 2019

Published on May 22, 2019 DivKidVideo

"USTA is the new sequencer from Frap Tools that offers 4 channels and 4 outputs per channel. Those 4 outputs are 2 CVs (definable pitch or unquantised voltage) and 2 gates (triggers, gates, ratchets etc). It looks like a simple interface for potential complex and musical patterns, chain patterns, variations, musical random with probability and variance control ... it looks great! Frap Tools call it the "voltage score" and with musical notation examples on the site I'm excited to see this unit out in the wild."

Korg Volca Modular with Pam's New Workout by ALM Busy Circuits

Published on May 22, 2019 BlankFor_ms

"The Pam's New Workout (a stellar modulation source module) is sending an LFO to the Volca Modular which is controlling wavefold and clock speed. The Volca's 2nd function generator is modulating the reverb level and length. Through the video I adjust the other parameters to explore the tonal possibilities of the Volca. Let me know your thoughts!"

Karplus-Strong synthesis on the Yamaha EX5 - creating plucked string sounds out of noise

Published on May 22, 2019 Floyd Steinberg

Starts with the Novation Peak.

"Karplus-Strong synthesis on the Yamaha EX5 - creating plucked string sounds out of noise. Table of contents below! I'm working on a patch collection for the EX5 at the moment, which will be free to download later this year. While tweaking a sound based on noise and filters, I found that applying the "Water" effect on a noise generator with specific parameters creates the sound of a plucked string. This is called "Karplus-Strong synthesis" and the EX5 can do this polyphonically (because FDSP effects process every single note you play individually).

An awesome JavaScript/HTML5-demo:

Table of Contents

00:00 Introduction
01:06 demonstrating the principle on the PEAK
02:54 EX5: setting up the FDSP engine and noise generator
03:57 setting up the amp envelope generator
04:30 setting up the FDSP "water" effect
09:37 overview of all Parameters
09:56 finished patch demo
10:30 bla bla"

Dreadbox HYPNOSIS + Moog DFAM Jam

Published on May 22, 2019 Dreadbox

"In this video Dimitra has connected the Moog DFAM through the Dreadbox HYPNOSIS Time Effects Processor and did a quick jam
No other effects were used during this video, only the Hypnosis :)"

Pocket Operator Modular 400 Sound Explore

Published on May 21, 2019 True Cuckoo

"Teenage Engineering Modular 400 sound exploring session."

Check out the gold anniversary Moog knob.

Noise Engineering CI+CIP Drone | LIP vs CIP

Published on May 21, 2019 Noise Engineering

"Cursus Iteritas lays down a drone, modulated by Pons Asinorum through Sinc Defero. Cursus Iteritas Percido in loop mode plays a high harmony. CIP's envelope out is used as a clock and divided by Horologic Solum, clocking Mimetic Digitalis. MD sequences CI and CIP's melody and harmony lines."


Published on May 21, 2019 Noise Engineering

"Cursus Iteritas Percido and Loquelic Iteritas Percido sequenced by Numeric Repetitor and Mimetic Digitalis. CIP's Master Blaster out controls NR's Prime input to modify the sequence on the fly."

Guy Gets High Working on Legendary Buchla Covered in LSD

Update: video is back. I switched to their YouTube upload thinking it would be a better option long term for the archives, but apparently not.

Update2: bonus video on YouTube while it's up:

Web Extra: Buchla Model 100 Synthesizer at Cal State University East Bay

Published on May 23, 2019 KPIX CBS SF Bay Area

"Here more about the groundbreaking musical instrument at Cal State University East Bay and what it can do. Interviews with retired professor and composer William R. Shannon, electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, musician and Buchla representative Joel Davel, and CSUEB Associate Professor Inés Thiebaut."

This one is in via Brian Comnes. The legend of the CSU Hayward acid/LSD soaked vintage Buchla 100 is true. Apparently it was dipped in LSD back in the 60s. It wasn't clear, however, if all panels or just the red one was dipped. You can find some additional pics of the infamous CSU Hayward Buchla 100 here. BTW, this was likely some Owsley Stanley LSD.

Left image via Todd Barton: "I love that the red panel is a 156 Control Voltage Processor which can blend, invert and mix up to 6 different CVs! You’re only as trippy as your CVs. Oh, and I love the squiggly line pattern on the faceplate 🤩"

And the article via KPIX5 San Franscico for the archives:

"SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — For years, an urban legend circulated online and in documentaries, purporting how part of a groundbreaking musical instrument — versions which are stored at a Bay Area university and other institutions — was dipped in a psychedelic drug.

Online chatter detailed how musicians who used the instrument would wet their finger, touch the device, and then lick their finger to get a little bit of mind-expanding inspiration.

Now this supposed myth may turn out to be a reality.

At the helm of KPIX Television, Broadcast Operations Manager Eliot Curtis tackles all sorts of technical problems to keep Channel 5 on the air. Recently however, a strange electrical transmission threw him for a loop. It happened inside his brain.

“It was … felt like I was tripping on LSD,” remarked Curtis.

It turns out that Curtis was indeed tripping on the infamous psychedelic drug known as lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD for short. He got dosed by accident at home in his workshop — in front of his wife.

“I think it’s super wild. I think this whole situation is a nice chapter in the history of the counter culture,” commented Curtis’ wife Holly.


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