MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Milton Babbitt Demonstration on Electronic Music

Milton Babbitt-demonstration on electronic music (1966) part I

Published on Apr 19, 2016 Joe

A bit of electronic music history in via @auralhistories. Milton Babbitt on television.

Milton Babbitt-demonstration on electronic music (1966) part II


An Interview with Peter Mauzey on Astronauta Pinguim featuring a picture of Milton Babbitt with the RCA MK II synthesizer in 1958.

RIP Milton Babbitt - You can find some of his electronic music compositions and an NPR interview in that post.

A search on Milton Babbit for additional posts - some media content is no longer available as that, unfortunately, is the nature of the internet.

Prophet-12, Prophet-6, + OB-6 | Analog Synth Jam

Published on Sep 18, 2019 MR TUNA Music

"Jamming on some of my favorite synths. (They are all my favorite)"

Isla Instruments Live Interview SP2400 update sept 2019

Published on Sep 18, 2019 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"I have Brad of Isla instruments for another live stream interview. feel free to join the live chat as we discuss the sp2400."


Published on Sep 18, 2019 impurfekt

"please support the channel:

this is the matrixbrute. it is an analog synth with dual filters and a unique voice architecture. it is huge (takes up the whole desk) and one of the best synths i have ever heard.

both the drums and lead are being generated in real time using the duo split mode and built in sequencer. the delay is an on board analog bucket brigade stereo delay.

audio is raw from the synthesizer. turn it up and bask in the glory. you'll be hearing more of this beast in the future."

Yamaha FS1R Formant Shaping / FM Synthesis Tone Generator

via this auction

Roland Jupiter 4 Analog Vintage Synthesizer

via this auction, also on Reverb

Roland HS-60

via this auction

"The HS-60 is a Juno 106 with the addition of internal speakers and an audio input jack that allows players to send an external audio signal through the internal speakers.

This unit is in "closet classic" condition, extremely clean and fully functional. It doesn't appear to have ever been gigged. The only cosmetic blemishes are a small scratch on the lower back panel (pictured) and a very small scratch on the top next to the left music stand holder.

All 6 voices sound great and the chorus is crystal clear. Internal speakers sound surprisingly good, and the sliders all move without noise. All 6 voice chips are original, and voice chip #2 has been serviced (acetone treatment)..."

Roland JUNO-DS Synthesizer - Quick Jam with Scott Tibbs

Published on Sep 18, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive JUNO-DS Synthesizer BUNDLES at Kraft Music:

Scott Tibbs Jams with a Roland Juno-DS at Kraft Music.

Roland JUNO-DS synthesizers are powerful, gig-ready instruments with pro sounds and streamlined operation. Enhanced performance features include an eight-track pattern sequencer, sample trigger pads, and hands-on controls. JUNO-DS also features a wave expansion slot for adding new sounds via USB. Plus, there's a mic input with dedicated vocal effects. JUNO-DS is available with 61 or 76 velocity-sensitive keys (JUNO-DS61, JUNO-DS76) or 88 weighted, piano-style keys (JUNO-DS88).

Kraft Music's exclusive Roland JUNO-DS BUNDLES ship with the accessories you'll need to go along with your new synthesizer. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable Sales Advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the money-saving bundle that's right for you!"

Vintage 193 Page YAMAHA DX7 II Digital Synthesizer E! Update Manual

via this auction

Pics of the table of contents and beginning of chapter 10.

Modcan A-Series

via this auction

"This was bought from Bruce/Modcan directly in 2014. This is a Modcan case and power bought from Bruce as well. If you’re looking at this I’m sure you know these aren’t being made anymore so I set the price as what I paid for it back then."

WALDORF Q Nextel Blue

via this auction

This one looks like it aged better than most. According to the listing:

"Like nearly brand new! Mint! The nicest you'll find! Beautiful wood and design. The nicest version. More photos available. 5 octaves, aftertouch, arpegiator, heavy solid keyboard Perfectly working of course!"

ASM Hydrasynth Desktop Standalone And With Eurorack

Published on Sep 18, 2019 Perfect Circuit

"ASM's Hydrasynth comes in a keyboard version as well as this desktop version. The pads are velocity and polyphonic aftertouch sensitive and they can be laid out in a chromatic mode, fretboard mode or octave mode where only the notes of the current scale are playable.

Both versions of the Hydrasynth have CV ins and outs which can be used to control or sync eurorack gear to the Hydrasynth. The CV inputs are even audio rate so you can run external sounds into the Hydrasynth with them.

Hydrasynth Desktop available here:"

Meet Colossus - Analogue Solutions Rendition of the Classic EMS SYNTHI 100

You might remember Analogue Solutions EMS SYNTHI 100 for sale from previous posts. It appears they have put it to good use and designed their own version. P.S. I spotted this earlier this morning, but thanks to Soviet Space Child for sending in the link.

via Analogue Solutions:

"Available direct only... Come see Colossus at SynthFest (UK, 5/Oct)

Numbers will be limited - we are currently taking pre-orders, ready to ship in early 2020.

This is truly something special.

Price is £25K. This exclude any tax (most likely you can claim it back through your business). Shipping: Outside of UK it would need to be crated, onto a pallet, then freighted. Shipping and crating likely to be 500-1000GBP. If you aren’t too far from Calais there maybe other options.

Analogue Solutions is excited to introduce Colossus, an exciting new mega-synth with a design ethos truly from the dawn of analogue synths. It is more than a powerful analogue ‘workstation’ - it is also art, architecture, exquisite studio furniture.

Design inspiration is of course from the 1970’s EMS Synthi 100, however, no circuit from the Synthi has been cloned or copied. We prefer to make our own designs. We have chosen some of our favourite circuits from our own large back catalogue synths such as Polymath, Telemark and Vostok.

Colossus is not a Synthi 100 clone - all circuits are non-EMS, Analogue Solutions’ design.

Make Noise QPAS Stereo Modular Synth Wonderpanel Demo

Published on Sep 18, 2019 mylarmelodies

"Being a demo of the Make Noise QPAS 'Quad Peak Animation System'. It's a wondrous stereo animator, masquerading as a quad analogue filter. It's quite a thing."

Gotharman's LD3: deFormia

Published on Sep 18, 2019 gotharman

"A track I have been working on, using the new LD3 oscillators. No samples were used, and only internal delay, reverb and bit crush effects were used. This might be available as a preset."

Ninja Tune & Erica Synths Unveil The Zen Delay

Published on Sep 18, 2019 Ninja Tune

"New effects unit is Ninja Tune’s first hardware product & first-ever FX unit produced by an electronic label
Uniquely fuses digital & analogue with its powerful stereo dub delay, 24 dB synth-filter and valve saturation and overdrive all in perfect BPM sync in a one-of-a-kind hardware box
Fit for both on stage and in the studio, offering state-of-the-art quality, powerful & easy-to-use effects for all

18 September 2019, London: Ninja Tune and Riga-based modular synth manufacturer Erica Synths have teamed up to create a custom dub delay effects unit, the Zen Delay.

Inspired by a trip to Berlin’s trailblazing music hardware trade show Superbooth, Coldcut’s Matt Black and longtime friend Dr Walker (Liquid Sky artist collective / Air Liquide) envisaged the exciting possibilities of a custom hardware effects unit. The result is the creation of the Zen Delay — the first-ever hardware effects unit produced in collaboration with an electronic music label.

Bringing together the best of the digital and analogue worlds, the Zen Delay is a BPM-synched stereo delay line, combining extreme feedback ranges for dub and experimental lo-fi effects with a multi-mode 24 dB synth filter and valve overdrive.

Created and manufactured by Erica Synths, the unit is housed in a metal case with Erica Synths’ signature bakelite knobs and a valve circuit for extra analogue warmth. While sonically versatile, it is incredibly easy to use — each function has a physical knob that you can play around with without diving into manuals or scrolling through menus on a tiny screen.

Data Garden Announces Release of PlantWave: A Device That Lets Plants Sing

From the creators of MIDI Sprout.

"Data Garden is launching PlantWave, a consumer device that allows plants to play music in real time from phones, tablets, and computers. Having establishing itself as a leader at the intersection of plants, music, and technology, Data Garden’s new hardware allows people to pair their plants to mobile devices via Bluetooth and listen to them produce music in real time. “We’re really excited to offer this new product. We’ve received so much feedback from our users about what they’d like to see and we’re happy to deliver it all in one package as PlantWave,” says Jon Shapiro, CTO.

The Kickstarter launches on Tuesday September 24th. “We’re so inspired by the talent of our community of users and we’re excited to provide a platform for them to explore and share the potential of this technology through public art,” explains Joe Patitucci, Founder and COO

The goal for the Kickstarter is $100k. Users can pre-order PlantWave for $220 as well as donate to the cause for a plethora of interesting rewards that range from boutique products to in-person experiences in LA.

Since 2011, Data Garden has reached thousands of nature enthusiasts and trendy lifestyle hobbyists. Through their first hardware product, MIDI Sprout, they formed a passionate community centered around listening to plants. PlantWave incorporates user feedback and update requests into a simple, easy to use product that runs on iOS and Android devices. The mechanics of the device are simple. Two sensors monitor the fluctuations of electrical conductivity of a plant’s leaf. PlantWave then translates these fluctuations into digital messages that control instruments in a mobile app.

Website (Will re-direct to Kickstarter page on September 24th):"


"We all think we know what nature sounds like. It’s birds chirping, wind through trees, thunder echoing through the valley. These are all sounds that come from physical phenomena in nature, producing waves perceivable by the human ear: the need to mate, currents of air and water, static electricity. There are other phenomena in our natural environment, however, that produce information which we cannot perceive through our biological senses.

The course of human history has been moving towards advanced technology which enhances our ability to observe the world beyond these senses. As stone tools were a way for us to expand our physical strength, electronic tools expand our ability to perceive in real-time.

Digital technology has become a natural extension of our human senses. With it, we are not just gaining the ability to observe new information. We are revealing new patterns of creative expression. These revelations raise questions about our own place in a Universe filled with natural elegance. What is the creative force of the Universe? Is the force that inspires a human to write poetry the same as that which inspires a plant to grow in a particular way?

The musical compositions you are about to listen to are being generated by the electronic impulses produced by four tropical plants. This data, interpreted by humans with the help of computers, has been employed to organize sound into beauty perceivable by the human ear. While the means of producing this beauty can be described in technical terms, the natural creative force generating this experience is less apparent.

We invite you to explore Data Garden: Quartet while examining your own views on the source of its creation.
released May 1, 2012

Joe Patitucci (Tadoma): sound design, editing
Sam Cusumano: electronics / engineer
Alex Tyson: sound design and editing on intro, graphic design

Philodendron plant: Lead synthesizer
Schefflera plant #1: Rhythm Tone Generator
Schefflera plant #2: Bass synthesizer
Snake Plant: Ambience and effects"

Moot Booxlé on MOOG MATRIARCH with IK UnoDrum and UnoSynth

Published on Sep 18, 2019 mootbooxle

"Recorded live at STG Soundlabs! Special thanks to Suit & Tie Guy for making this all happen.
I call this one 'Uno Mama'. I really really like the UnoDrum...a very inspiring little box!
Everything is synced to a MIDI clock.
There might even be more content! :O

Video and audio filmed and recorded by STG.
Edited and mixed by Moot."

Cyclone TT-303 & TT-606 minimal Acid tryout jam ... #TTNM

Published on Sep 18, 2019 THE TUESDAY NIGHT MACHINES

"Sold some modular synth gear and got those two acid grooveboxes from Cyclone Analogic instead.


This is a first try out jam session with the two analog clones of the iconic Roland TB-303 and TR-606 bass and drum computers.

First impressions:
+ The sequencers are really cool and intuitive. It still requires some practice, but there seem to be a lot of live-friendly functions to keep things interesting.
+ Build quality is good and the units come with a deck saver and a soft case.
+ Sound is ... I don't know. I'm not a 303/606 purist at all. It's good enough for my taste :-)
- Power plugs are 9V center negative, but not the standard barrel diameters (booh!) so you need adapters if you don't want to use their power supplies, for example when you want to power the units with a USB power bank (which works great, as each unit draws less than 300mA).
- No PDF manuals (boooh!!!) ... in fact I didn't even get a reply asking for them. The units come with printed manuals, but in the era of tablets and full-text search I find those very inconvenient.

All in all they're fun though and the prices aren't bad either."

Beginner's Patches IV - 2nd voice and delay

Published on Sep 18, 2019 Omri Cohen

"So in this episode, we will add another voice, this time with using the VCO-2 and LFO-2, and we will also add delay and see how we can set the delay time to be in sync with the sequence.

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

Roland System 100 Synthesizer

via this auction

"A rarely seen complete Roland System 100 Synthesizer, consisting of the Model 101 Synthesizer, Model 102 Expander, Model 103 Mixer, Model 104 Sequencer, and Model 109 Speakers. Circa 1976. A monolithic semi-modular synthesiser with a 37-note keyboard, and that classic analogue Roland sound. A very rare opportunity to own one of the icons in the history of analog synthesisers. Made in Japan. Serviced prior to sale."

Waldorf Microwave XT Shadow

via this auction

"Works great, sounds great! This is the rarer 'Shadow' edition of the synth. Includes highly desirable Board 2. 10 Voices. Ships with original power supply AND box."

A $99 DIY Synth & Effects Kit from Korg: The Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 | Reverb Demo

Published on Sep 18, 2019

"Korg's latest, the Nu:Tekt NTS-1, is an affordable mono synth powered by the Prologue's Multi Drive, and today Nick from Korg is taking it for a test drive in our studio."

Make Noise: This Week's Patch Forecast!

Published on Sep 18, 2019 MAKEN0ISE

"It's going to be getting a little patchy this week. Let's have a look at the whole system from coast to coast."

Mr Rogers Neighborhood // It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Synth Cover))

Published on Sep 18, 2019 Ace Waters

Sonic Album:

Modular DIY 07 - Befaco Chopping Kinky

Published on Sep 18, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"The Chopping Kinky is a dual channel cross modulating wave folding module that will turn your sine waves into blobs of morphing goo. It's thick, delicious and chewable. Befaco sent me a kit to build and here's the long winded result. I'll be doing another video of the Chopping Kinky in action but there's a short demo at the end.

Intro - 0:16
The kit - 1:06
Main Board bag A - Resistors - 3:08
Main Board bag A - Diodes - 8:43
Main Board ICs - 11:53
Main Board bag B - Capcitors - 16:48
Control Board bag A - resistors and capacitors - 21:34
Control Board bag B - pots and sockets - 26:45
The missing capacitor - 30:39
First test and calibration - 35:21
Fixing the problem - 41:05
Recalibrating - 42:50
Here it is, the Chopping Kinky - 44:49
Final thoughts - 54:52"


Published on Sep 18, 2019 once upon a synth

"I go over how I use patchbays in my small home studio to generate new ideas. I cover the basics of how they work and then I go over some examples of how I use them in practice. This is not so much a tutorial on how patchbays work technically but it's more a showcase of how they help inspire creativity."

Buchla USA San Francisco Tape Music Center 100 Series (No Talking)

Published on Sep 18, 2019 Bonedo Synthesizers

New AVP ADS-7 Analog Drum Synthesizer

ADS-7 mk2 jams (no fx, direct audio) Published on Sep 18, 2019 AVP Synth

"Here you can hear some of the possibilities of ADS-7 mk2.
All sound has been recorded directly from MIX out of the unit (24/48000).
No fx, compression or EQing applied. All panoramic changes are also done from the unit itself."

Sequencer features of the mk2:
• 16 tracks/16 drums.
• 16 hardware triggers (0-5V).
• 16 banks of 16 patterns each.
• Pattern chain with 16 positions and ‘Freeze’ function.
• 24 – 279 BPM range.
• 96ppqn internal clock, even in Slave MIDI SYNC by interpolation.
• External MIDI, TAP or STEP recording/programming pattern.
• Tracks Muting function.
• ‘909’ like shuffle.
• 8 different Scales. 1/2/8/4/16/3/6/12 steps per beats.
• LAST STEP function.
• MIDI forward. Output with Running Status.
• MIDI Learn function for easy MIDI Drum Map assignation.
• MIDI SYNC Auto/Master/Slave. With MIDI Song Position Pointer Input.
• MIDI SYSEX Dump to archive or recall the banks via MIDI.
• Copy/Paste/Clear for tracks.
• Copy/Paste/Clear for patterns.
• Clear/Save for banks.

shipping with tracking included to US/Canada, Europe/UK

ADS-7 MK2 — is an analog drum synthesizer inspired by the drum machines/synthesizers of the 70s-80s with a built-in 16-track sequencer and MIDI control. It has a digit screen 65 controls, 4 switches and 24 buttons with which you can have a wide control over the sound parameters, sequencer and MIDI. It has individual audio outputs and individual trigger inputs for each of the seven sounds.


— Fully analog, discreet components;
— 7 individual sound channels: Bass Drum (BD), Clap (CL), Open Hat (OH) and Closed Hat (CH) with choking on/off, 3 separate Generators (GEN1,2,3) with Band-pass and Low-pass filter options for creating all kinds of analog tones and fx ranging from bass, toms, snares, noises, zaps, sticks and combined all-together;
— 65 knobs/controls for different sound shaping options: from standard noise to metallic tones;
— 16-tracks MIDI sequencer (designed by Bruno Dupeyron )
— Up to 16 banks with 16 patterns (256 patterns and 16 chains);
— Ability to load/save 16 Banks, Patterns and Chains;
— 3.5 mm individual triggers inputs for each sound;
— Four 3.5 mm individual trigger outputs to control external devices;
— Stereo 6.3 mm outputs;
— Individual 6.3 mm outputs for each sound;
— Tight steel casing;
— Dimensions: L324xW246xH90 mm;
— Weight: approx. 3 kg (without power supply);
— 15 VAC, 220v euro-type power supply (included).

New SYNTH 1st LOOK: LION by UnfilteredAudio!!

Published on Sep 18, 2019 PlugInGuru

"This is a very interesting NEW SYNTH that has a unique approach to synthesis. I created 50 patches for the factory voicing and was asked to make this introduction video as well.

LION is an exciting new synth with a very unique signature sound!!"

See this post for details.

SP2400 - A/B with some drumloops

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Isla Instruments

"A quick A/B comparison playing drumloop material, and showing off some of the other features."

Tangible Waves AE Modular | Knobcon 2019

Published on Sep 17, 2019 Under the Big Tree

"Blake from Noisebug takes us on a tour of the incredibly compact, powerful and inexpensive AE Modular system. If you have wanted to get into modular but haven't been able to afford the steep price of admission, AE Modular is the system for you."

Patch n Tweak

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