MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Sequential Pro 3 Vintage Patches

Published on Mar 4, 2020 GuyaGuy

"Custom tones from the Sequential Pro 3 that are more on the more classic and vintage side: SEM, Prophet, and ladder filter; FM bells, sequencing, paraphonic mode, super saws, oscillator sync, vocal sounds, and more. All sounds are 100% from the Pro 3."

Radiator Video Projection (abstract visualizer)

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Neon Captain

"I want to showcase a Radiator feature that we haven't talked about much.

The Radiator supports laser projection directly from the built in db25 and the Ether Dream DAC (via the rj45).

The Radiator simultaneously supports video output from the built in HDMI interface and a custom render engine we've created called "Laser Raster".

This video is entirely video projection through a Casio DLP projector (yes, *that* Casio projector) and then filmed with an iPhone 8. No lasers were used in this video.

The Radiator with video projector can be used for safe and legal audience scanning."

EarthQuaker Afterneath Eurorack event with David Scott Stone

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"David Scott Stone will be performing on and demonstrating the new Afterneath Eurorack reverb module by EarthQuaker Devices at our Burbank CA event space on Wednesday 3/4/2020."

Intellijel Multi-FX 1U

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Intellijel

Clockable Delay, Reverb and Chorus Effect!

Multi-FX 1U provides three carefully crafted and highly musical sounding delay based FX in a compact 1U package. Powerful on its own but even more fun as par of a bigger fx chain that could include the Digiverb 1U, Pedal I/O 1U and other 3U FX modules like the Rainmaker and Springray for some dub craziness.

Features Three FX modes:
DELAY – tap/clock syncable, controls for rate/division, tone (feedback low pass filtering), and feedback amount
CHORUS – controls for modulation rate, tone (brightness) and modulation depth
PLATE REVERB – controls for pre-delay, tone (brightness), and decay time
Stereo Wet/Dry balance for all three FX mode

ARP Quadra 2463 Synthesizer SN 2463 0220

via this auction

"Fully serviced, tested and 100% functional, this ARP Quadra is one rare bird. Featuring excellent synthesis tones throughout and a brilliant colorful layout, there is nothing not to love about this board. Equipped with every bell and whistle you could ever want out of a vintage synth."

PPG 2.3 w. OS 8.3, VFD Display, Docs, SSMs, More

via this auction

"PPG 2.3 - anyone looking hat has never heard it, check the YouTube video, check out others, and then come back.

I installed the wonderful Virtual Music OS upgrade (currently installed version is 8.3, serial #29) and will contact Alexander and transfer ownership after the sale. Lots of great updates with the OS - fixed a broken wavetable, fast MIDI response, MIDI CC control over wavetable sweeps, and more.

I also installed a VFD display. What does that mean? It means a clear, bright, sharp display. It means no burnt out backlight and dim display. It means no annoying inverter whine to power the backlight.

I installed new keyboard bushings and leveled the keys.

Included is also the 2.3 manual written by Dominic Milano, the older PPG manual, a handy shortcut sheet, the OS 8.3 documentation, service manuals for the 2.2 and 2.3, and a half dozen SSM 2044 ICs. I also found the documentation for the Noritake VFD display, so that's in there as well..."

Digitakt vs. Jakob Haq

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Electronisounds Audio

"Check out my *seven* soundbanks for the Elektron Digitakt here ►


I sample 100 drum sounds directly from Jakob Haq's You Tube videos into my Elektron Digitakt. This is old skool, down and dirty beat-making and sampling, friends!
I'm not necessarily looking for "hi-fi" sounds to work with, i'm just looking to be creative and hopefully get some *different sounding results* than usual.
My patrons get the 100 samples for free, edited and ready to use:

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"

LITTLE BIG SOUND: Ambient orchestral cinematic Korg NTS-1 & Volca Keys: Jam Impro #NTS-1 Nu:Tekt

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Gary P Hayes

"Such a surprise this little box and although I would have loved to take it outdoors, torrential persistent rain put an end to that, so a little duo with Volca Keys. The effects in the NTS-1 are pretty amazing, particularly what they call 'riser' reverb, which is almost as good as Strymon's shimmer, so this is used throughout. Other notables are crisp ping-pong delay and some great chorus's. It can also cover everything from deep rich basses through to very complex non standard arpeggios... obviously it has significant limitations compared with instruments 20x the price, but that limitation is what allows you to explore and find treasures, vs being given the universe and hardly exploring anywhere because it is too vast ... "

A moment of solace

Published on Mar 4, 2020 MIDERA

"Used the Chroma Polaris and Eventide Blackhole for FX"

5 mars 2020 Featuring the Waldorf Wave

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Deep Forest

"Sou design and improvisation with my beloved Wave Waldorf #musicproducerslife"

The Worst "Drum Machine" Ever Made? | Bee Gees Rhythm Machine

Published on Feb 9, 2020 Simon The Magpie

"The 'Bee Gees Rhythm Machine' (made famous by Kraftwerk) is a unit I see popping up online all the time. As a drum machine non the less! So I finally decided to pick one up and see if I can make music with it!"

The Soviet 808 Drum Machine?

Published on Mar 1, 2020 Simon The Magpie

"Checking out the ELSITA. A soviet vontagw drum machine that is written as possible to make 808 sounds. I call bullshit. But cheap bullshit!"


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

"Pianist, composer and Musical Director David Cook was born in San Diego to a musical family and raised in Columbus, Ohio. Now living in New York City, he has enjoyed a varied career of performing, recording and producing.

A graduate of the University of Michigan school of music, David has music-directed and played for many notable artists, including 10-time Grammy Award-winner Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett, Emmy/Oscar/Tony winner Ben Platt, Maren Morris, Shoshana Bean, Lizz Wright, Academy Award winner Jennifer Husdon, Kesha, Utada Hikaru, Halsey, NSYNC, Billy Porter, Tei Shi and Shayna Steele. He has also played piano in jazz groups led by drummers Mark Guiliana and Red Baraat’s Sunny Jain, guitarist Greg Howe, saxophonists Adam Kolker and Bob Reynolds, as well as two-time Grammy-nominated trombonist Alan Ferber.

David has released two critically acclaimed records on the Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records label: Pathway (2010) and Scenic Design (2015). Produced by Ben Wendel of Kneebody, Scenic Design features David Smith on trumpet, Wendel on saxophone, Matt Clohesy on bass, and Kendrick Scott on drums. Two-time Grammy Award-winner composer and bandleader Maria Schneider says “Scenic Design is full of heart, intelligence, and simply fantastic playing… every piece thoughtfully carries the listener along with evolving nuance, expression, and harmonic details.”

David is a member of the faculty at Montclair State University as Adjunct Professor of Jazz at the John J. Cali school of music. He also represented the United States in 2008 and 2017 with ensembles through Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. State Department. Those travels included Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Yemen, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait, and provided performances and clinics to audiences across the regions.

Other musicians that David has recorded or performed with include Dennis Chambers, Quincy Davis, John Ellis, Nir Felder, Tomas Fujiwara, Christian McBride, Donny McCaslin, Marcus Miller, Robert Randolph, Sachal Vasandani, and Victor Wooten.

We chatted with David on how he uses Sequential instruments in his music.

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

Making Synths with Arduino & Dr. Bleep of Bleep Labs

via Eventbrite

"Making Synths with Arduino

April 2nd - May 15th, 2020
Thursdays, 6-9 pm
7 class sessions total + dadageek Exhibition on May 29th
$300 class fee + $50 materials fee


In this course, you’ll learn how to build your own digital synthesizers and effects from scratch.

By the end of the course, you might create a new kind of delay effect, an ambient sound generator for an installation, a patchable modular synth, or whatever device you can dream up!

Starting to code with Arduino and hooking up the appropriate hardware for audio i/o and control can be daunting, but in this course, we’ll start at the very beginning and quickly get you making all kinds of music and noise.

This course is great for beginners to DIY hardware and software as well as those who have some coding experience and would like to get into making noise.

Arduino programming basics
Using the Teensy audio.h library
Digital and analog hardware basics
Audio processing basics
Coordinating LEDs with your sounds
Novel user interface hardware (light, motion, touch…)"

Ob 6 Transitions

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Arnaud Music.

Sequential OB6
Eventide Blackhole

Behind the Space - Novation PEAK evolving space ambient drone

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Alba Ecstasy

"Starting from an #ambient custom patch I made for the #NovationPEAK (soon on, I just tweaked the filter and the delay parameters. Added from time to time some noise, increased the resonance and... that's all!
All internal effects, no EQ.
Amazing synth, right?


DSI Prophet Rev 2 & TC Electronic Helix Phaser

Published on Mar 4, 2020 3rdStoreyChemist

ContinuuCon 2020 Set for April 27-29 In Palmela, Portugal

"ContinuuCon 2020, the fifth annual international Haken Continuum Conference, will take place on April 27–29 in Palmela, Portugal. Musicians and technologists describe the Haken Continuum as the world’s most uniquely expressive electronic musical instrument. As in previous years, ContinuuCon 2020 will extend an opportunity for Continuum players, sound designers, software developers, and electronic music enthusiasts to explore the Continuum Fingerboard and ContinuuMini through performances, workshops, lectures, and more.

University of Illinois professor Dr. Lippold Haken and Canadian film and TV composer Edmund Eagan developed the Continuum, the ContinuuMini, and their internal sound engine, the EaganMatrix, over decades of collaboration. Both men will be on hand throughout the event and will be joined by numerous other authorities to share their knowledge and musical expertise.

On April 27, just two days after Superbooth ends in Berlin, the conference will begin with a reception for attendees followed by a public concert at the Theatre S.Joao in Palmela. For the next two days, master players and authorities on the Continuum will give presentations and demos at the Palmela Public Library.

This ContinmuuCon will be the first opportunity to hear Expressive E's Osmose played together with Continuum -- both of these instruments have fast and accurate continuous sensing, both incorporate the EaganMatrix, and yet the difference between keyboard and continuous surface makes them very unlike each other. The performance by Edmund Eagan (on Continuum) on stage with Piano and Continuum virtuoso Rob Schwimmer (on Osmose) will be a historic not-to-be-missed event.

About Palmela

40 kms South of Lisbon, Palmela is a land of contrasts. Located between the estuary of the River Sado, and the hills of the Serra da ArrĂ¡bida, It has been inhabited since pre-historic times due to its privileged and strategic location. The Castelo de Palmela overlooks the city from a commanding position, and down a steep hill lies the charming historic centre. Palmela is Music – In the community, Music has a prominent place in the daily lives, where the act of creating and re-creating springs organically. Palmela, presents nature, heritage, gastronomy, award winning wines, arts and crafts and the beautiful beaches of the ArrĂ¡bida, making it an excellent place to welcome the ContinuuCon event.
ContinuuCon 2020 Tickets"

Minilogue VS Minilogue XD — Which one is right for you?

Published on Mar 4, 2020 BoBeats

"Today we are comparing the original Korg Minilogue with the Minilogue XD. If you enjoy my videos become a Patron:

My Minilogue (original) Presets:
My Minilogue XD Presets:"

Roland JX-03 Synthesizer, The Virtual Graphics Programmer - GP 002

Published on Mar 3, 2020 Robert Ch

"SOON MORE: Virtual Extension for the Roland JX-03.
Visit my website at for more images.
Just click on the menu 'Roland JX-03' [actually do a find for Roland - it's way down on the page]

Why this?
A piece of history: On the Old Roland JX-3P there was a huge space on the right side of this synthesizer. It contained a graphical representation of the layout of the optional PG-200 Hardware editor. So I designed this version for the Roland Boutique JX-03 , in a Virtual way... A small separate unit I call the The GP-002."

Flame X4, Flame Curves Filterbank ,Lifeforms Primary Oscillator & Micro Sequence -Pittsburgh Modular

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Dziam Bass

"Flame X4, Flame Curves Filterbank ,Lifeforms Primary Oscillator & Micro Sequence -Pittsburgh Modular .

#lifeformspittsburghmodular #flamecurves #flamex4 #flameinstruments #primaryoscillator"

ROLAND MKS-7 Super Quartet Juno 106 in rack with Analogue Renaissance chips

via this auction

"ROLAND MKS-7 Super Quartet (in the centre of the photo)
it's a Juno 106 in a 2U rack format
with chord and melody sections (4+2 voices poliphony, linkable for full 6 voices like on the Juno 106)
with a TR-707 section and a bass section
all four sections with assignable MIDI channels

all voices have been replaced with Analogue Renaissance chips

it works like a beauty !!

in excellent cosmetic condition

worldwide shipping"

Yamaha TX816 FM Synthesizer - 8 DX7's in a Rack

via this auction

"Yamaha TX816 - 8 DX7's in a Rack! - 8 Digital FM Synthesizers

Nice Condition, overall very clean!

This is a classic of FM synthesis. This edition of the DX7 has the pretty, cleaner sound of the MKII as opposed to the grittier sound of the original MKI.

I would say the sounds are also more powerful than the MKI.

I just installed new batteries in all 8 modules - they are metering 3.3 Volts

This one is loaded with 8 banks of my favorite sounds.

Sounds from the Yamaha VRC Collection, SoundSource Super LA D50/D70 collection, and various other carts I have owned over the years.

I consider these patches to be of high caliber, I cannot guarantee that you will like all 256 sounds but there are lots of great ones.

Fully Functional. I have been using this as two large 4 DX7 Synths for years. I like to route these to a mixer and mix between 4 sounds each to create 2 huge sounds."

Crumar Trilogy 3-Section Polyphonic Analog Italian Vintage Synthesizer SN 51 / 00728

via this auction

"Rare piece of Italian Vintage Synthesis. Good general conditions, some signs on the front panel, wood chicks are quite good preserved, otherwise perfectly working."

Farfisa Sound Maker 1979 Analog Synthesizer SN 6739 / 430

via this auction

Quick Synth Improv From Scratch - Nord Lead & Zoom 1201

Published on Mar 4, 2020 ChrisLody

"So being the total masochist that I am I've taken on another daily music challenge for March over on Instagram linked to the Electronic Curiosity Collective that come with a set of suggestions you can try for each day. Today's suggestion was to improvise something completely from scratch. So I took it upon myself to create a sound and record something as quickly as possible. I've truncated the sound creation down as much as possible as it get a bit dull, but it took me about 10 minutes to go from a standing start, create a sound whilst coming up with ideas and put this together. Not bad :)

So obviously this is played on the Clavia Nord Lead with the Zoom 1201 providing reverb shown in the frame on a couple of blocks of wood, proper low tech solution. I've been experimenting for a long time trying to move away from playing diatonic notes and chords (notes within a fixed scale) as I increasingly find it boring to listen to and play, so this jam is me exploring just that. Ends up sounding a bit unpredictable this, a kind of untrustworthy vibe maybe."

Model:Cycles — This Is Kick

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Elektron

"This is kick. A reliable, wildly adaptable bass drum. All sounds made with #ModelCycles kick."

Moog Semi-Modular Synthesizers: Interconnectivity II

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Moog Music Inc

"Four instruments from Moog's semi-modular family of analog synthesizers (Matriarch, Grandmother, Mother-32, and DFAM) connect together in a new exploratory composition.

In this patch, Grandmother serves as a master clock, distributing sync signals to the Matriarch, Mother-32, and DFAM. The patch begins with the Grandmother playing a simple bassline, processed through a DIY J.H. Haible phaser, and one of the Matriarch’s analog delays. The DFAM provides a kick drum pattern to anchor the elements of the song together, while the Mother-32 plays a deep ostinato bass melody. The Matriarch generates the upper register arpeggio in round robin mode, allowing the mixer section to be used creatively to introduce and remove notes in the arpeggiated melody. Finally, the Matriarch is also being utilized to sum the Grandmother’s audio in the VCA section, while the Matriarch’s analog delays are being used separately to provide unique delay effects to the Grandmother and Matriarch separately.

For more patch ideas and creative inspiration, plus access to the latest firmware updates and other new features, register your Moog synthesizer at"

Oberheim Matrix 6 with Stereoping Synth Programmer

Published on Mar 4, 2020 Inflatable Robot

"Just a quick demo of the Oberheim Matrix 6R being controlled with the Stereoping Synth Programmer. This Matrix has the updated 2.15 firmware that greatly reduces stuck notes and hangups."


Stereoping Matrix Controllers

Tauntek Oberheim Matrix 6 Version 2.15 Firmware OS Update

Tauntek Matrix 1000 Version 1.20 Firmware OS Update

Basic Overview - Korg Prologue Tutorial

Published on Mar 3, 2020 Ron Cavagnaro

Intro 0:00
OSC / Mixer Section 0:42
Filter Section 8:03
Envelope Generators 10:36
LFO Section 11:37
FX Section 13:34
Voice Modes 16:30
Arpeggiator 17:55
Extended Improv Demo 19:00

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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