MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, July 08, 2019

Egyptian Lover shares his 5 favourite B-Sides (Electronic Beats TV)

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Telekom Electronic Beats

Pure 808 at 6:00, intro at 5:37. Love these, BTW. Great way to find some hidden gems.

"Greg Broussard a.k.a. Egyptian Lover is a pioneer of US electro and hip-hop. Since making history with his ‘80s singles, 'Egypt Egypt' and 'Freak-A-Holic,' Egyptian Lover has been tied with Roland’s TR-808 drum machine. Dig into Broussard’s record bag on this episode of B-Sides here on Telekom Electronic Beats TV.

Important Information:
„Due to media rights the song by Prince „Irresistible Bitch“ is blocked and can't be played on YouTube""

Toraiz Squid and the Polymath

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Sounds From The Shed

"Haven't done a Polymath video for a while so hooked it up to the Squid and Tweaked away :)"

Wonderment 2019 - Free Live Ambient and Downtempo Music Fest Set for August 3 - 4 in Victoria, BC

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Garden City Electronic Music Society BC

Note there is a night club event on August 2 listed below.

"The Garden City Electronic Music Society (GCEMS) presents

Wonderment 2019


1pm to 6pm: West Bridge Plaza
Pete Grove (Woodwork Recordings, YVR)
Jules Chaz (Wagon Repair, YYJ)
Psychic Pollution (Eat Glass Records, YYJ)
Mal/God (feat. OKPK's Dan Godlovitch & percussionis Colin Malloy)
Cascadia Sound (YYJ)

1pm to 7pm: Banfield Park
Matt Thibideau (Obsolete Components, Deep Data, Cynosure, YYZ)
Segue (Silent Season, YVR)
Cindy Reichel (Patchwerks, SEA)
The SoLow (YAZ)
JP Meldrum (Formidable Licorice, YYJ)


10:00pm to LATE: Studio Robazzo (2001 Douglas St)
"ARDOR" presented by Electric Dreams and GCEMS
Matt Thibideau (aka Altitude - LIVE Dub Techno Set)
Frivolous (LIVE Set)
with DJs Shane Lighter & Nick Karma
$20 Early Bird Tickets


FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 - Vila Presents
7:00pm to 10:45pm: Lucky Bar
w/ Golden Vessel, Instupendo, Tropic Harbour

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 - Vibrate Victoria
10:00pm to 2:00am: Copper Owl
with DJs Chris Dammeyer, Sean Evans, Big Body, Jesse Campbell

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 - Sunday Standard
10:00pm to 2:00am: Lucky Bar
with the Left Coast Crew

More info TBA."

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with SCOTT CHESAK

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Scott Chesak is a Producer/Songwriter/Musician from Austin, Texas currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Recently, Scott worked with Panic! At The Disco on their platinum selling #1 album Pray for the Wicked. He produced and wrote the top 10 single “(F**k A) Silver Lining” and “The Overpass.”
His other production and writing credits include Weezer’s Grammy nominated White Album as well as many Film and TV soundtracks including Why Him? starring James Franco, Chicago Fire, and Toyota’s 2018 Winter Olympics campaign.

As a session keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, and background vocalist he has toured with artists such as The All-American Rejects, Adam Lambert, Christina Perri, Glee star Lea Michele, and My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way. We chatted with Scott on how he’s using the Prophet Rev2 in his music."

You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

The Mojave Desert Modular Experiment: Dustin & Takako

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"In the Mojave Desert Modular Experiment, we worked with local artists to create modular systems suited to their own styles and workflows...despite the fact that none of them had ever used modular synths before. Each artist/group had two weeks to get to know their system and prepare a performance.

The second participants in the experiment were Dustin & Takako (Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa). These two have years of experience improvising together and often combine musical instruments like guitar and keyboards with more experimental sounds from effects and looper pedals used with found objects and other odd sound generators. We built a eurorack system with each of them, both featuring playable touch interfaces, while Dustin's system focused on FM synthesis, and Takako's on physical modeling.

Come by our showroom to try out these systems for yourself, and keep an eye out for more results from the experiment each Monday this month! Read more about Dustin & Takako’s system and get links to his music here:"

Novation Bass Station 2 - 2019 Review - Midiverse - TV

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV. Today we're going to be checking out the Novation Bass Station 2. The Bass Station 2 recently got a major software update, which added some new features and also a new mode. Let's go ahead and check it out.."

Midiverse - TV Novation Bass Station 2 - Exploring the Presets


Published on Jul 7, 2019 ULTIMATE PATCHES

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MDB Window Recorder Update & Pic

See the update in this post from 2010.

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #73: Boehm Dynamic 4x9 - Song 1

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the first song with the Boehm Dynamic 4x9. It's a German FM-synthesizer from mid-80s that were only available as DIY project. It uses 12(!) Yamaha ICs of the type YM2203, which were commonly used in home computers from NEC as well as in arcade games until the early 90s. Each of the ICs has 3 FM-voices for an overall 36 voices 4-part polyphony.

I used for the recording the following FX for the song:
Sony DPS-V77 (for chorus only), Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe, GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are deactivated.

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC via USB for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

MTI AUTO ORCHESTRA Vintage Drum Machine Bass Synthesizer Electronic Instrument

via this auction

"MTI AUTO ORCHESTRA Model AO-1 Made in USA. This is an amazing instrument. Combining drum machine, strings and bass chords..."

Behringer VC340 Sound Demo No Talking

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Pure Ambient Drone

Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Part 4 Livestream (COME PATCH WITH ME 14)

Published on Jul 8, 2019 MATTHS

Percussa SSP Eurorack Module Livestreams by MATTHS

DSI Prophet REV2 - Sounds & Patches - Analog synth demo | Dave Smith Instruments

Published on Jul 8, 2019 synth4ever

"DSI (Dave Smith Instruments) Prophet REV2 analog synthesizer demo, featuring various sounds and patches. This Prophet REV 2 demo was filmed at Perfect Circuit in Burbank, CA.

The Prophet REV 2 is a modern analog polyphonic synth that comes in 8 or 16 voice configurations. It features analog DCOs with waveshaping, 2-way bi-timbral splits, a low-pass filter, 4 LFOs, extensive modulation matrix, 64-step polyphonic sequencer and 16 step gated sequencer, arpeggiator, 3 envelopes and 61 keys with aftertouch.

The Prophet REV2 is a very versatile analog synth and excels at brassy sounds, pads, leads, arps/sequences and basses. It can also create lovely ambient soundscapes, textures and complex drones thanks to its extensive modulation matrix.

All sounds in this demo are from the DSI Prophet REV2 with no external processing."

Stranger Things Theme Music - Teenage Engineering OP-Z Cover

Premiered Jul 3, 2019 Lo-fi Pask

"I made this Stranger Things theme's cover to celebrate Netflix's Stranger Things Season 3, out on July 4th. I used only OP-Z by Teenage Engineering (all stock sounds, no sampling).
1985's quotes inside: Ghostbusters, Nintendo's Game & Watch and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Ready to enter the Upside Down?"

Arpeggio & (i)Pad [Novation Circuit & Audiokit Synth One]

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Flak Cannon

"I'm using Novation Circuit to control the Audiokit Synth One synthesizer app on the iPad. The pad comes from the Circuit, the arpeggio from Synth One. Some of Synth Ones buttons have been mapped to the Circuit - I use them to give some alterations to the arpeggio sound.

Valhalla Shimmer was used to ambientize the sound further."

Making Synthwave from Scratch (Novation Circuit)

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Gabe Miller Music

"In which I produce a synthwave beat from scratch on the Novation Circuit, using the Chiptune Dreams pack by Yves Big City."

Impromptu Foundry - Updates

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So this is a short video about the new updates of Foundry from Impromptu like the option to stop the song when it's finished, syncing the change of a sequence, and more.

If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon -"

AI Synthesis Giving Away One AI010 Switching Attenuator a Day Through July 11

See this post for demos and details on the new AI010 Attenuator. AI Synthesis kits and modules are available at and

From Monday the 8th, through Thursday the 11th of July, AI Synthesis is giving away one kit or built unit on their product page.

The following is the official press release on the availability of the new AI010 Switching Attenuator:

"Portland, OR, USA July 8, 2019 – AI Synthesis has released the AI010 Switching Attenuator in both a built and guaranteed version, as well as in kit and PCB/Panel format. The AI010 Attenuator was a limited run I made for myself, but people wanted them, so here they are. The AI010 has two different attenuator circuits, but they are normalled together, so it can also function as a 1 in, 3 out Multiple. The module allows users to attenuate and control voltage for modules that lack attenuation on a CV input, in only 2HP. Following the tradition of the other eurorack modules, the AI001 Multiple,AI002 Mixer, and AI003 Looping ADSR, the module has a full video how-to build guide. Unlike some DIY companies that focus solely on providing kits, AI Synthesis has an educational mission and our kits and documentation are aimed at those who have never held a soldering iron. PCBS are professionally manufactured, and all panels are aluminum and designed by Grayscale.

From Monday the 8th, through Thursday the 11th of July, I am giving away one kit or built unit on the product page at

“In the year 2000, I was in college and obsessed with modular synths, but could barely afford to eat. I knew it was possible to build your own synth, but there wasn’t anyone, or anywhere to turn to for advice. In the past decade, much more information has been published online, and in 2013 I started down my path to DIY modular. Even with all of the information online, there still lacked a single, simple, comprehensive guide for those looking to build their own synthesizer. I want AI Synthesis to be that guide. Prior to building my own synth, I was a dreamer, after building my modular, I felt I had awoken. I want to help others do the same.”
-Abraham Ingle
Founder, AI Synthesis

In addition to providing step by step build instructions, schematics, and circuit explanations, the site also includes a guide for getting started in modular synthesis, and a series of DIY Guides, with information regarding how Resistors actually work, and how to integrate a $26 scope into your Eurorack system."

Polymoog SN 3206 Synthesizer Parts

via this auction

"Moog polymoog synth front and rear panels for sale. Great opportunity for a polymoog restoration or too have a lot of original moog parts."

AKAI S612 MIDI DIGITAL SAMPLER Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Genoqs Nemo Blue

via this auction

Waldorf Microwave XT Shadow Grey

via this auction

𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐍 — πš•πš’πš•' πš•πšŠπšπšŽ πš—πš’πšπšŽ πš–πšŽπšπš’πšπšŠπšπš’πš˜πš—

Published on Jul 8, 2019 birdkids

#RAVEN little late night meditation.
πšƒπš‘πšŽπ™±πšŠπšπšŽπš•πšŽπšžπš› VCO as a modulation source.


Common Ground Anglerfish & Effect Pedals

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Fahmi M.

"Anglerfish, a 6-voice standalone square wave synth, with playable touch keys, light-sensitive cross-modulation with UV LED indicators, master tilt EQ, and built-in dimmable light control. The Anglerfish can be used to create deep drones, squeaky microsounds and haunting rhythmic explorations with the twist of a knob. Anglerfish is the first self-released DIY Kit by Common Ground, designed by Bridget Ferrill.

In this video, I try to experiment with Anglerfish and effect pedals (eq, filter, reverb)."

KOMA Elektronik Anglerfish

Lush Stereo FX in Eurorack // SSSR Labs Vertigo DSP for Tiptop Audio Z-DSP

Published on Jul 8, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Here we have the lush, rich stereo FX of the Vertigo DSP card from SSSR Labs. This is a card based FX product that is made for use within the Z-DSP from TipTop Audio. The aim of the product is to create rich stereo textures and images and across it’s 8 algorithms (different FX) it does a great job of doing so. We have a auto-sidechaining freezable hall reverb, 2 characterful multi-tap BBD delay emulations, 6-Tap Diffused delays that combine vibrato reverb and delay, an experiment disorientating delay, rotary speakers, dual phasers and an Impulse response based stereo widener modelling a room response with other stereo creation/enhancement as well.

Check out the website and manual for lots of info on these FX -


00:07 Patch previews

01:31 Product walk through

02:05 Sidechain Infinite Hall demo + patch 1 - Strings & Karplus strong

04:25 Sidechain Infinite Hall patch 2 - Modulated analogue synth

05:12 2-Tap BBD Emulator A + B demo + patch 1 - Dub snare echos

08:10 2-Tap BBD Emulator A + B patch 2 - Spacious synth swells

09:13 6-Tap Diffused Delay demo + patch 1 - Melodic analogue plucks

10:38 6-Tap Diffused Delay patch 2 - Full patch/mix drums + bass

11:39 Disorientating Delay demo + patch 1 - Haunting sines

13:18 Disorientating Delay patch 2 - Complex metallic hits

14:07 Rotary Speaker Engine demo + patch 1 - FM synth drone

16:01 Rotary Speaker Engine patch 2 - Auto pan hi hats + percussion

17:00 Dual 6-Stage Phaser demo + patch 1 - Rhythmic synth drone

18:52 Dual 6-Stage Phaser patch 2 - Playful rhythmic strings

19:21 Impulse Spatializer demo + patch 1 - Droning VCO melody

21:00 Impulse Spatializer patch 2 - Wide stereo FX patch

**DISCLAIMER - this product was given to me in order to make this video demo**"

Reface DX + DTronics R-DX synth controller/programmer

Published on Jul 8, 2019 thebrackett

"Here's a little ambient/atmospheric jam using the reface DX and the extremely capable R-DX programmer made by a company called D-Tronics."

Automatic Gainsay Synth Demonstration Music

Published on Jul 3, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Most of the intro and outro themes used in Automatic Gainsay synthesizer demonstrations are original compositions and performances by Marc Doty where the synth being featured in the demonstration is used to provide all of the elements of the theme.

These themes are usually largely improvised multitrack recordings atop drums provided by live performances, sequenced synthesizer drum sources, or manipulated and edited GarageBand loops.

Here are the Automatic Gainsay synthesizer demonstration themes from 2006 through 2011. Most of these themes focus on a single synthesizer used as the tonal source for the entire theme. The drums are often live performances by Marc Doty or Pat Simmons. Electric guitar is usually provided by Klayton Giese.

This video was funded by the Patreon supporters of Automatic Gainsay. Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!"

03- The ARP Pro DGX- Part 3: Presets 2

Published on Jul 8, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is part two of a three-part demonstration of the sounds of the various presets found on the ARP Pro DGX synthesizer."

AutomaticGainsay ARP Pro DGX videos

Elektron Octatrack, Roland TR8S: liquid drum & bass

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Seen From Space

"Loops prepared in Logic for import into the Octatrack: piano, ambient wash and choral hums are all Omnisphere; crawling bass is the Virus C; voices are snippets recorded at home at various times. The drum sounds are all cooked in Logic too, from samples provided, otherwise synthesized in the various bundled instruments, then imported into the TR8S."

Buchla 191

Published on Jul 8, 2019 Ektoplasmodic Interzone

"Just goofin around right after I finished assembling this 191"

Buchla 191

Esther - KvΓ€llsgΓ€st

Published on Jul 8, 2019 teenageengineering

Featuring the Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Modular 170.

"Official music video for 'KvΓ€llsgΓ€st' by Esther

Follow Esther:

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