MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

meadowrock // sequoia

meadowrock // sequoia from ioflow on Vimeo.

"ambient performance for monome norns + modular synthesizer and rhodes loops.

music on the spot, perched atop a granite outcrop, enfolded by the wondrous natural beauty of a montane meadow. giant sequoias, shadowed ferns, tall pines, and bright sunlight.

four melodies--three from a modular synthesizer and one from a rhodes--were recorded into norns and loaded into mlr, performed on the grid. the melodies and swells are layered, relooped, redirected, scattered into fragments, and recombined in new ways. underneath it all is a field recording: audio from the meadow and surrounding forest.

modular patch notes: instruo cš-l & tòna oscillators running through an instruo tràigh filter; and antumbra knit oscillator in inharmonic string mode. envelopes from instruo cèis and 2hp adsr. the melodies were played live with keystep and squarp hermod as a midi-to-cv converter; captured by ableton live and exported as samples for norns + mlr.

recorded august 14, 2019."

Mirage Effect

Mirage Effect from Peter Speer on Vimeo.
Sidebands falling and rising in the lingering summer heat.

Serge Animal, Buchla Music Easel, Moog MF-104

August, 2018

Elby Designs - MonoWave(X) PPG-inspired Analogue synth with Wave-table Oscillators

via this auction

"The MonoWave was the brainchild of UK electronics designer, Paula Maddox who wanted to build a synthesizer the roots of which lay in the PPG. Originally intended as a monophonic bass synthesizer, the MonoWave has uses beyond that.

The MonoWave is a wave-table synthesiser with 256 waves available for each of the two oscillators. Each oscillator also has a sub-oscillator. The filter is a copy of the Moog filter, there are separate envelope generators for the filter and amplifier, and a simple LFO. The panel is very 'retro' and 'traditional' with knobs for every function and a simple display. Internally, the circuitry is all analogue (except for the digital circuitry used in the oscillators).... no wimpy DSP thank you very much - this is a 'real' synth!!"

Yamaha MONTAGE6 Synthesizer Workstation

via this auction

Original packaging
3 high end pedals (see photo)
Quick user guide
Never left one room - small home studio use
Has the latest software upgrade
Have to sell because of health issue

Soulsby Odytron limited edition Atmegatron 8-bit synth SN 065 of 150

via this auction

"Soulsby Odytron limited edition Atmegatron 8-bit synth - Complete and Pristine!. Comes with power, programmer cable, overlays, quickstart guide and manual. Super clean and in perfect working order.

The Odytron is a limited edition Atmegatron, pre-loaded with the brand new Odytron software and factory presets, as well as having unique Odytron paintwork. Only 150 units have been manufactured (see photos - this is unit 65 of 150).

The Odytron software simulates the specification of a classic analogue synth but in an 8-bit environment. The result is a fascinating combination of analogue warmth and 8-bit grit. Features include: 2 independent oscillators (duophonic), 2 filter algorithms + bypass, 2 envelopes, LFO, ring mod, wave sync and numerous modulation methods.Despite the sound being radically different to the original Atmegatron software, the Odytron is 100% Atmegatron compatible and comes bundled with 3 overlays and a programmer cable. This means that it is essentially 4 synths for the price of one. The overlays for the alternative synth engines are: Atmegatron (the classic software), Atmegadrum (drum machine) & Delayertron (delay effects synth)."


via this auction

"This keyboard was purchased new by a violinist and very rarey used. It was very well cared for and smoke free. It works perfectly and is almost cosmetically flawless."

JD-Xi + microGranny 2 German style

Published on Aug 18, 2019 SynthMania

"Some custom programs I made on the Roland JD-Xi, that cover some of the most classic Kraftwerk songs we all love. The Bastl microGranny 2 plays samples in a couple of the program patterns

00:11 Autobahn
01:09 Radioactivity
01:49 Antenna
02:32 Europe Endless
04:03 Trans-Europe Express
05:12 The Robots
06:36 The Model
07:57 Computer World
08:55 Pocket Calculator
09:37 Numbers
10:14 Home Computer
11:10 It's More Fun To Compute
11:47 Boing Boom Tschak"

Bubble Bobble - Main Theme - Played on a real Atari Pokey Chip (C012294)

Published on Aug 18, 2019 MrCaliforniaD

"The slightly detuned sound is part of the experience."

From Wikipedia:
"The Pot Keyboard Integrated Circuit (POKEY) is a digital I/O chip designed for the Atari 8-bit family of home computers and found in Atari arcade games of the 1980s. POKEY combines functions for sampling (ADC) potentiometers (such as game paddles) and scan matrices of switches (such as a computer keyboard) as well as sound generation. It produces four voices of distinctive square wave sound, either as clear tones or modified with a number of distortion settings. POKEY chips are used for audio in many arcade games including Centipede, Missile Command, Asteroids Deluxe, and Gauntlet. Some of Atari's arcade systems use multi-core versions with 2 or 4 POKEY chips in a single package for more sound voices. The Atari 7800 console allows a game cartridge to contain a POKEY, providing better sound than the system's audio chip. Only two licensed games make use of this: the ports of Ballblazer and Commando."

OP-Z By The River

Published on Aug 18, 2019 Perplex On

"A little glitchy arpeggio sketch by the river. All sounds are coming from the OP-Z, while the iPhone is used for recording over USB and „finalizing“ the track a bit in post. Apps in use are: AUM, Bleassdelay, FAC Bandit and EOS2. Edited with LumaFusion. Just a short little sketch but i hope you enjoy nonetheless!"

Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Nucleus - Free

via Cherry Audio

"In honor of our Year One Anniversary Celebration, Cherry Audio is very proud to introduce Voltage Modular Nucleus - absolutely FREE for a limited time! This collection of 22 modules and 67 presets is the ultimate introduction to modular synthesis. This package includes all of the fundamentals of subtractive analog synthesis, including oscillators, filters, envelope generators, amplifiers, and mixers, plus a sequencer, arpeggiator, and a full suite of useful utility modules and powerful effects modules.

With Voltage Modular Nucleus, you can discover the thrill of patching modules together in new and endlessly creative ways, and explore all of the capabilities of Voltage Modular, absolutely free."

This one was sent my way via Atomic Shadow.

The Kijimi's One Flaw.. Fixed! // Wishes do come true..

Published on Aug 18, 2019 Ricky Tinez

"The Kijimi just got WAY better. This was the one thing i wished i was able to do since i first got this synth. AND NOW IT CAN!

Check The Kijimi out here -"

Update: video renamed to: New Kijimi Synth Update! // Wishes do come true..

Oberheim TVS Pro Two Voice Pro Analog Synthesizer dual SEM synth

via this auction

"Oberheim TVS-Pro black edition

This synth is in like-new condition. It is flawless both functionally and cosmetically."

Synth Odyssey: Yamaha DX7II, DSI Tetra, Índigo, Novation Circuit, Moog Sub 37, JP8080 & ARP Odyssey

Published on Aug 18, 2019 Marcus Padrini

"Hardware only version of the Synth Odyssey track, recorded for the first time in 2017. Performed live with Roland MC808 (MIDI Sequencer), Yamaha DX7II, DSI Tetra, Novation Circuit (Drums), Access Virus Indigo (bass), Moog Sub 37 (lead 1), Arp Odyssey (lead 2), Roland JP8080 (strings).

Synth Jams I on Spotify:"

Mystica Performance Demo - Omnisphere 2, Nord Lead A1

Published on Aug 18, 2019 Herbert Puukka

"This is my bed....and my first try using only one keybed for Omisphere 2 and Nord Lead A1 sounds, switching them by using sustain and expression pedal. Drums, arpeggiator and bass track by Halion and Omnisphere 2 using Cubase."


Nord Lead A1 on leads.

Vangelis - Blade Runner Blues Intro on RAVEN by birdkids

Published on Aug 18, 2019 birdkids

"Replicating the Vangelis - Synth cult-classic on 𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐍 𝚋𝚢 𝚋𝚒𝚛𝚍𝚔𝚒𝚍𝚜 - 𝟷00% 𝙰𝚗𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚐. 𝙼𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚛 𝚅𝚘𝚒𝚌𝚎
Like Tears in the Rain
#RAVEN #CS80 #Vangelis #BladeRunner #Pris #Deckard #Rachael
Patch notes here:"

Pilz - VCV Rack, MicroFreak, O-Coast, Neutron, Morphagene

Published on Aug 18, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So I feel comfortable enough with the patch and I can add more layers to it, and the MicroFreak is back in business.

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

Here it is on Spotify, iTunes, and such -
You can find the WAV file on my Patreon page -
And also the VCV Rack patch file -"


Published on Aug 18, 2019 zack dagoba

"Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn

Recrochet is a process of creating sounds on a modular synth by interlocking loops of noise so that they sound a bit like early Tangerine Dream

Another Buchla self-player. Mainly using the 296 Spectral Processor and taking 4 different frequency outputs from it into 4 LPGs and then randomly panning the result with the 102 Stereo Locator"

ARP 2600 Moog Filter with 3604 Keyboard

via this auction

"This early Arp 2600, with original 4012 Filter + 3604P Keyboard controller, features: Semi-normalised – 3 VCOs, 4 pole Lowpass VCF, VCA, Ring Modulator, 2 EGs, sample & hold Noise, Mic Preamp, Spring Reverb, Voltage Processor and Four Octave Keyboard….the list goes on
Early Moog ladder filter added from RL music"

1972 TRIADEX MUSE SN 00509-111 w/ Speaker

via this auction

The first digital synth? The 1971 SWTPC Psych-tone Melody Composer had the first digital sequencer with analog sound.

D-2 Cortez Pro-Rhythm Mini Synth

via this auction

"Very rare Cortez Pro-Rhythm Mini Synth. Sounds awesome! Runs on a nine volt battery."

One of the most re-branded mini drum synths out there. See this post for a JHS branded demo. These were branded Coron, Cortez, JHS, Grant, BIAS, etc... See the labels at the bottom of this post for more.

Yamaha CS01 SN 18471 w/ Original Box & Silver Gig Bag

via this auction

Roland JX-8P Keyboard Synthesizer

via this auction

Roland MC-202 SN 327200 w/ Original Box & Manuals

via this auction

Moog Matriarch | Lightbath | Morphic Resonance

Published on Aug 18, 2019 Moog Music Inc

"As Lightbath, composer and improviser Bryan Noll invites listeners to enter a realm of infinite creation through the exploration of the subtleties of emotion, memory, and time. In this Moog Matriarch meditation from Moogfest 2019, Lightbath transports us to an alternate universe of musical experience.

“Selected Public Works Vol. 1-4,” a collection of four years of modular synthesizer performances conducted by Lightbath, is available September 27th, 2019. Listen to its first single, “Guardian Suite,” and pre-order the collection on cassette/digital here:"

Leeds 2019 Montage - August 17

Published on Aug 18, 2019 GEOSynths

"So I decided to pop over to the Leeds Modular Meet again for this year and did a few shots with my dodgy Camcorder. Shout out to Ben (DivKid) for sorting the show out again, it was great.

Sorry no direct Audio, but the Performance was really good."

Ieaskul F. Mobenthey and Mr. Grassi

Published on Aug 18, 2019 hajimmie

"Yet another noise jam from I.F.M modules and Mr. Grassi. Here the patching is rather simple - using only single Denum, Fourses, Dumst, Mr. Grassi, and 3Sisters. Despite that I think it come out nice as noise impro."

This one made me think of incorporating touch pads on the surface of eurorack modules vs. separate controller modules.

Make Noise Mimeophon // Review & Time Travel Tutorial

Published on Aug 18, 2019 loopop

0:00 Intro
0:50 Overview
3:00 Halo & Color
5:10 Other features
6:50 Skew
7:35 Clock sync
9:05 Ping pong
9:45 Flip & Hold
11:20 Zones explained
14:50 Mimeophon Synth
18:00 Dual oscillator skew
18:50 Time machine
20:25 Pros & cons"

Volca Drum with an Elektron Sequencer 🤔

Published on Aug 18, 2019 Oscillator Sink

"In my opinion the Volca Drum has the best sequencer in the Volca range right now. It clearly draws some inspiration from a certain Swedish company! Obviously though, at the Volca price point we can't expect a full Elektron style sequencer...

But what if the Volca drum *did* have a full Elektron sequencer?

In this jam everything you hear (including the delay effect) is coming direct from the Volca Drum, but it's being sequenced by my trusty Elektron Digitakt. There's a bunch of MIDI CC parameter-locking and LFO-ing going on, as well as plenty of conditional trigs. The Volca Drum seems to enjoy the experience!"

Patch n Tweak

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