MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Maths as Envelope Follower

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Todd Barton

"If you're enjoying these explorations consider sustaining them at

Northern Juvenile Sonata

Published on Oct 17, 2019 MrSharps02

"thanks mom for the song title idea c:

six patterns in three movements. octatrack is on drums n mixer duty as usual. modular is providing secondary drums and a fast plucky bass line. digitone is the bright shimmery pads and keys as well as the growly vocal bass and the analog four is the subby analog goodness, squidgy analog goodness and the low pad that comes mostly toward the end.

octatrack does most of the sequencing, eloquencer for the euro bits and ableton to record and compress it all to hell and back."

Kordbot & MC-101

Published on Oct 17, 2019 gestelt

"Just fooling around with the Kordbot and Roland MC-101 to show the quality and polyphony inside of the little beast, and to showcase the new Roland Zen engine"

UNO Drum Top 5 Features | haQ attaQ

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Jakob Haq

"The IK Multimedia UNO Drum is a very power little drum machine. It mixes Analog drum synthesis together with PCM sounds and It is packed to the brim with loads of useful features. In this video I am highlighting my top five features in the UNO Drum."

Roland MC-202 with CV Breakout Box

via this auction

"Roland MC 202 in great condition . Comes with a CV breakout box so it integrates perfectly into a modular system."

Yamaha Montage custom sounds PADS: cinematic, ambient, dramatic

Published on Oct 17, 2019 js-sound

Access Virus TI2

via this auction

teenage engineering at london design festival

Published on Oct 17, 2019 teenageengineering

"as part of london design festival we were invited by tom dixon to collaborate at the coal office. together we created a concept for an OD-11 musical chandelier, controlled by OP-Z, to effectively blend sound and light into a never seen before performance.

built and designed by louis yearwood, tom butterfield and george lazenbleep, the whole thing consists of eight OD-11 speakers, mounted upside down in an 80kg frame of aluminum, standing on the floor, as well as mounted in the ceiling. 16 rgb flex led strips run along the sides, all controlled live from an OP-Z using the enttec dmxusb pro, via a 24 channel dmx dimmer.

for the music we had a custom designed table, where all the equipment was laid out. all in all we used two OP-1:s (one stationary and one free, to be able to use the accelerometer), four OP-Z:s (one together with the oplab module to control the pocket operator modular 400, one for dmx to control the led strips on the chandelier, and two for main audio), and a PO-32 tonic, triggered via another oplab module. everything was played freely or synced via the oplab modules and lined out into a soundcraft signature mixer, using its built-in effects. from there the audio was fed directly to the eight OD-11:s in the chandelier as well as into a 12k watt custom sound system."

Sinevibes Korg FX - Dipole

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Sinevibes

"Dipole by Sinevibes is an effect plugin for Korg prologue, minilogue xd and NTS-1:"

HOHNER RHYTHM 80 | Analog Rhythm Box 1977 | HD DEMO

Published on Oct 17, 2019 AnalogAudio1

"(c) 2019 by AnalogAudio1

The Hohner Rhythm-80 was in the seventies a known and widely used analog rhythm box in Germany. Made by Hohner in Germany/Trossingen, the makers of the Clavinet :-)
There are 20 rhythms, every single rhythm has 4 variations, 80 rhythms in total.
High quality hardware of real wood an metal. The tempo will be shown exactly on the display. BASS and TREBLE controls. FADE OUT button. The cymbals can be muted.

I played the Rhythm-80 with a small amout of ambience from a Lexicon MPX-500."

Novation London Store - World's 1st Synth Manufacturer Retail Store?

via @WeAreNovation

"We just opened the doors of our Novation London pop-up store. Step into our world of music making, featuring fully interactive music production stations and a packed schedule of inspiring events and workshops. Browse the line-up and grab your tickets >>>"

This got me wondering, is this the first brick & morter, retail shop by a synth manufacturer? Pretty cool to see this.

Update: the pop-up shop will only be open through December 22nd, so if you want to check it out, be sure to before then.

Novation // Launchpad X - Sandunes Spotlight

Published on Oct 17, 2019 NovationTV

"'I definitely come from the school of thought that sound is for everyone' - Sandunes.

We spent a day filming and recording with Sandunes and Launchpad X. In this video, she takes us through her music making journey - from where her passion began through to her progression into the electronic music world.

Launchpad X is our essential 64-pad MIDI grid controller for Ableton Live. It gives you everything you need to make music. Launch, play and perform your sounds and build your tracks using the large, super-sensitive RGB pads, dynamic note and scale modes, and mixer controls. That’s not all, Launchpad X includes sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, XLN Addictive Keys, and Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette- plus membership to Novation Sound Collective.

With Launchpad X, you’re only limited by your own imagination.

--- Check out Sandunes performance with Launchpad X: [below]

--- For more information on Launchpad X:"

Novation // Launchpad X - Sandunes Performance

Published on Oct 15, 2019 NovationTV

"We spent a day filming and recording with Sandunes, watch her breathtaking performance featuring the new Launchpad X."

Modular DIY 09 - Befaco Instrument Interface V2

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Molten Music Technology

"The Befaco Instrument Interface can bring vocals, guitars and synths into your Eurorack via a preamp with phantom power. It also has an envelope follower for generating envelopes, gates and triggers from the incoming signal. Marvel as I expertly put this module together with my bare hands and a soldering iron.

Intro - 0:10
Bag A - Resistors - 6:18
Bag A - Diodes - 15:15
Bag A - Capacitors - 18:10
Bag A - Transistors - 21.23
ICs, sockets, chips and male pin headers - 22:33
Bag B - Capacitors - 30:25
Bag C - Mechanicals - 34:01
Patch sockets, knobs, LEDs and the Front Panel - 42:00"

Share your love of synths

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Blipblox Explorer Channel

In Conversation with Bill Pettaway

Published on Oct 17, 2019 MAKEN0ISE

"Bill Pettaway Jr. is a veteran composer, producer, performer and more! He first became well-known as a songwriter for the Numarx song 'Girl You Know It's True,' famously covered in 1988 by Milli Vanilli. Bill has never slowed down since then, working at the Hit Factory with Timbaland and contributing to hits from Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, and Justin Timberlake, among many others.

Recently Bill visited Make Noise HQ, hung out with us on the production floor, and even played an impromptu show with us that night! It was an honor to have him. We also got to sit down and talk for awhile and here we present that conversation for you to check out."

VCV Chords - VCV Rack Tutorial

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Omri Cohen

"Chords is a relatively new commercial module from VCV which makes programming chords intuitive and easy. You can move sequentially between the chords, you can sequence the chords, you can transpose everything, and you can even use it as a simple 4 channel sequencer.

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

Here you can get Chords -
Here is the final patch -"

Suzanne Ciani to Mentor Emerging Electronic Producers as Master in Residence at Studio Bell

via the National Music Centre

"Synth legend Suzanne Ciani to mentor emerging electronic producers as next Master in Residence at Studio Bell

Four artists from across Canada to be mentored by electronic music pioneer

(Calgary, AB — October 17, 2019) The National Music Centre (NMC) is pleased to announce electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani as the next Master in Residence at Studio Bell in Calgary.

Dubbed the 'Diva of the Diode,' Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 40-plus year career, Ciani has released 16 solo albums, including Seven Waves, The Velocity of Love, and most recently, her comeback quadraphonic Buchla modular synth performance recording LIVE Quadraphonic.

Alongside NMC ON and AEMCON events, Ciani will offer her expertise on electronic music composition, including analog modular live performance and sound design techniques, with four emerging Canadian electronic artists during an intensive one-day session. Participants include Calgary producer and bass music advocate Homesick, Winnipeg-by-way-of-Toronto electronic artist Joanne Pollock, experimental music-maker YlangYlang from Montreal, and Toronto-based experimental electronic performer Korea Town Acid, who will also appear as part of NMC ON: After Hours on November 15. Tickets for After Hours are on sale now at

The public will also have a chance to see Ciani lead a public Buchla Masterclass on November 16. Tickets for that event are available at

'I’m thrilled to share my history and expertise in my favorite music medium, analog modular, with young emerging Canadian artists,' said Suzanne Ciani. 'I’m looking forward to our exchange of ideas.'

The Master in Residence program invites emerging artists to work under the leadership of a Master in Residence chosen to inspire creativity, encourage innovation, share expertise and provide mentorship. Previous masters have included acclaimed country icon Terri Clark, singer-songwriter Steven Page, Canadian techno ambassador, Richie Hawtin, and Our Lady Peace founder, Raine Maida. Internationally-acclaimed artist and producer, Daniel Lanois led NMC’s first ever Master in Residence event in 2015 with an interactive master session in collaboration with Sled Island Music and Arts Festival.

'As a pioneering, Grammy-nominated composer and performer of electronic music, Suzanne Ciani is a master with international pedigree,' said Adam Fox, NMC’s Director of Programs. 'Connecting emerging Canadian artists with career-altering mentorship opportunities is something that the National Music Centre takes great pride in. This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for this year’s selected participants.'

Artinoise re.corder

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Davide Mancini

Note Davide Mancini is the man behind Soundmachines. Official press release further below.

"re.corder is a new take on a traditional instrument used worldwide in schools as a simple and durable tool for music education.

By enclosing a simple but powerful electronic into a mute-able, fully acoustic wind instrument a whole world of functions opens up.

From enhanced school teaching, to a class re.orchestra, to an app-based virtual teacher, up to a standard MIDI controller for the music production studio, re.corder, with is portable nature, is the instrument for everyone.The bundled app (iOS and Android) puts several applications at your fingertips! The two UI versions (for children and for grown-up girls and boys!) put a teaching functionality, a comprehensive sound library, a multi-player (no-pun intended!) environment and a simple yet sophisticated looper to create music everywhere you are.

Now LIVE on kickstarter!"

Percussa SSP & Linnstrument MPE Setup

Published on Oct 17, 2019 genxtargetmarket

"How to configure the SSP (preset number 26) for MPE in conjunction with a Linnstrument. For configuration of the Linnstrument, go to this video and start at 04:32"

Synthi 100 non​-​tunes

"All proceeds from the sales of this record will go to final restoration phase of the KSYME's Synthi 100.

All tracks recorded between 16-18.07.19 at KSYME (Contemporary Music Research Center) in Athens."

Starting a new modular system - plus Novation MiniNova & Yamaha DX7 demos

Published on Oct 16, 2019 SynthMania

"Starting a new modular system at the synthmania studio. And sounds from Novation MiniNova, and first series Yamaha DX7.

New portable modular: 00:00
Novation MiniNova: 04:03
Yamaha DX7: 14:16"

SWAM - Physical Acoustic Modeling by Audio Modeling

Blown Away By Physical Audio Modeling!! Published on Oct 17, 2019 Doctor Mix

At 2:03, location for Fatar, Crumar, & Farfisa. BTW, you might recognize the name Audio Modeling from this demo with Roger Linn and the Linstrument, and briefly in this post on Propellerhead RE Eurorack Module Powered by MIND Music Labs ELK MusicOS.

"Today I travel to Italy to have my mind blown by the physical acoustic models by Audio Modeling. Watch the in-depth video about the SWAM engine: [video below]

Get these virtual instruments here:"

Audio Modeling SWAM: Full Demonstration!

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Audio Modeling

"Today we demonstrate the full capabilities of the SWAM engine. Doctor Mix joins Audio Modeling CEO Stefano Lucato to discover the virtual acoustic instruments range from SWAM."

All Audio Modeling SWAM instruments

SWAM Saxophones In Action
SWAM Violin In Action
SWAM Clarinets In Action
SWAM Cello In Action
SWAM Flutes In Action
SWAM Double Reeds In Action
SWAM Viola In Action
SWAM Double Bass In Action

Lagrange - Multi-Engine Synthesizer

Published on Oct 17, 2019 iceGear Instruments

"Lagrange synthesizer has two oscillators, a noise generator and two filters that can be selected from various algorithmic models. You can choose from 20 different routings to connect these modules. With this feature, Lagrange makes it possible to create a variety of tones in short steps.

Lagrange works not only on the iPad but also on the iPhone. It also supports Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3), so you can plug in to AUv3 compatible host. For each screen size, different layouts are designed to be easy to use and intuitive.


Music by Aero Finback"

Grendel RA-99 Grenadier + 2TAC Sequencer

Published on Oct 17, 2019 EA78751

"We’re in the Rare Waves shop, demoing tones from the first prototype of a Grendel RA-99 Grenadier with help from a Grendel 2TAC analog sequencer. Fun! The RA-99 is based on the unconventional Grendel RA-9 Grenadier we produced back in 2014. It’s a true analog synthesizer with CV-Gate control. It has a formant filter bank with 3 VCFs for those guttural vowel tones and alien beatbox sounds. Its filter bank is animated by a pair of voltage-controlled modulation sources that can work as either LFOs or envelope generators. Its tone comes from 1 oscillator with VC waveshape + subharmonics and a pink noise source. And it has 20 patch points for semimodular control.

The original RA-9 Grenadier had a very basic 4-step sequencer built in - after revision, it spawned the 2TAC. So in a sense, the original RA-9 Grenadier evolved into the two units which you’re hearing."

Korg MP-4 Mono/Poly Vintage Analogue Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 370863 w/ Original Gig Bag

via this auction

Creamware Minimax ASB Synth Module

via this auction

Polyphonic modelled Minimoog.

Yamaha CS01 Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Mode Machines ADX-1

via this auction

"Mode Machines ADX-1. Open box, just tested. Comes with US power adapter. Retail $699."

1980 Moog Opus 3 In Amazing Condition

via this auction

"A family friend passed away and had this stored in a case for decades.

Everything works. Every knob, every key & switch. All original! All keys are the same perfect level and great action!

SOUNDS GREAT! FAT!!! and outputs sound good!

Original RARE pedal included, with original power cable.

When you get up close you'll see slight scratches or nicks. But, it's vintage, yo, and as nice as vintage gets!"

Tom Oberheim SEM Pro SN 1016

via this auction

Nice pics, but listed at $4,114.75. You can find some that have come up for sale in the archives here. You can see what they went for by clicking through the auction links while a record of the listings are still up.

Soundforce DCO // Thick & rich analogue oscillator & mixer for Eurorack Modular Synths

Published on Oct 17, 2019 DivKidVideo

"Here we have the DCO Eurorack module from Soundforce. It's an analogue mixer based on DCO technologies of yesterday with a much higher quality modern take on the digital control element of the circuit. We get saw and square waves with lovely PWM and then two subs a noise source a mixed output with sliders to mix and blend the waves onto the mixed output. I've tried to make sure the video demonstrates the sound and functions but also really dive into some more creative and advanced patching for things like layered multiple outputs for fully realised musical pieces and also making a DCO drum kit out of the one oscillator. Skip around with the timing index below and let's chat in the comments.


00:00 Hello and patch previews

00:51 What is the DCO? Feature run down & sound demo

02:44 DCO in context - analogue subtractive patching with mixed waveforms, noise + subs.

04:09 PWM - Pulse Width Modulation - both “standard” and audio rate.

05:55 Creative layered patching for full musical pieces from one oscillator

08:00 Sync - sync demo and patch

09:14 DCO DRUM KIT! Really love this patch turning the DCO module into 5 percussion parts to build up a modular drum kit.

11:57 FM - you don’t often see FM on DCOs but there’s some interesting noisy character in this.

13:42 Phasing layered drones."

Dual LFO VCO 1

Published on Oct 17, 2019 cirtcele

"Upgrade for the NLC thru-hole dual LFO. Now has CV and sync, sine, square, tri and stepped outputs. with switches it ranges from 1 cycle per 20 minutes up to 10kHz.

The stepped out is a S&H sampling the sinewave and clocked internally by the other oscillator.

In this vid the left side is supplying CV to a VCO, the right side is at audio rate and giving the VCO an FM signal. each side is CV-ing the other as well.

TBH it is a std module so I really just have a good play with the dog."

DSI Pro 2 & Eventide Space

Published on Oct 17, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

"Submarine" Produced with the Voyager Synthesizer

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Praxis Axis

"This tune is another one of my 'one synth challenges.' All sounds including percussion have been generated with the Moog Voyager. The Voyager is a monophonic synth - it can only play one note at a time - so of course there is quite a lot of layering in this one!"

Sonic LAB: Dreadbox NYX 2 Synthesizer Review

Published on Oct 17, 2019 sonicstate

"A power-up ofthe Dreadbox NYX, NYX 2 offers a new format, more features, but still has the dark, ambient soul of its predecessor

Frozen Reverbs Racks for Live:"

Marc Doty on the Easel Command!

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Buchla

"Pre-order your EASEL COMMAND / 208C now on Kickstarter or from Buchla Dealers!"

See the dealers on the right who support the site.

machinedrum / volca fm

Published on Oct 17, 2019 ljs8888

Note the FM algorithm changing on the Volca FM.

Spice Analog Distortion

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Plankton Electronics

"Plankton Electronics Spice. A drum loop thorugh hard analog distortion."

0-coast, NTS-1 and Sinevibes: quick experiment

Published on Oct 17, 2019 Sinevibes

0-coast + NTS-1 + Dipole + Stutter

Patch n Tweak

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