MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Live Performance and Chat w/ POB (Patrick O'Brien) Hosted by BBoyTech & Trovarsi

Streamed live on Nov 10, 2012 Perfect Circuit

"POB Patrick O'Brien will be on our livestream Perfect Circuit Chat 4/2/20 at 6PM PST. He will be performing live as well as chatting with our hosts BBoyTech & Trovarsi. Tune in to the livestream to watch the live performance and to ask Patrick any questions you have for him about modular synths or music.

Eurorack, Synths and other gear available on our site here:"

Looping improv. with the Prophet 12 (Prophet 12, DittoX4)

Streamed live on Dec 18, 2019 State Azure

"New toy, new live stream.

FX: Valhalla Delay and Shimmer

Recorded direct to DAW."

Peak loops and chat

Streamed live on Dec 13, 2019 State Azure

"Another random stream.

Recorded direct to the cosmos."

Quantum Realms (Waldorf Quantum)

Streamed live on Nov 25, 2019 State Azure

"Just some Quantum noodling and looping. Sorry again for the abysmal internet connection messing up the live stream. I'm going to make a habit of at least recording the audio separately from now, so if the stream is ruined I can still upload the unaffected audio."

Quantum Loops IV (Waldorf Quantum, E520, Arbhar)

Streamed live on Jan 12, 2020 State Azure

Mass Effect - Uncharted Worlds (State Azure Cover) // Eurorack, Digitone, Digitakt

Premiered Feb 23, 2020 State Azure

"Live performance/cover of 'Uncharted Worlds' track from Mass Effect 1. Original track composed by Jack Wall and Sam Hulick.

Eurorack voices: E370, Odessa, Twin Waves.

Sequencer: Vector

Digitakt: HiHats

Digitone: Bass, and two other sequences.

Recorded direct to DAW"

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

And the original:

Mass Effect Trilogy - Extended Galaxy Map Theme (HD)

Published on Nov 10, 2012 Silrian777

"!! All music by Sam Hulick. Hulick is a great up and coming composer and I urge you to support him in both his VG/film scores and his solo work. This track is created by me out of three original tracks by Sam Hulick!!

I made an extended version of one of Mass Effect's most characteristic themes. Simply sowed the two different versions of the Galaxy Map theme together (ME's Uncharted Worlds and ME2' New Worlds) and added Sam Hulick's track from the Extended Cut OST to it (I Am Alive And I Am Not Alone) in which he purposefully referenced this theme.

All music by Sam Hulick as released in the Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 - Extended Cut OST's."

Novation // Live Circuit Jam with 5 Producers

Published on Apr 2, 2020 NovationTV

"Novation takes their US Field Trainer Product specialists, and makes them all use the same soundpack to Create 5 different songs live."

Analog Classic for Novation Bass Station II

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Egowaves

"100 custom analog classics #presets for the #Novation #BassStation II.
Download here:

Inspired by the old classic vintage analog synths like Moogs, Roland SH09, SH101, Sequential Pro-One, Korg MS20, etc.

Recorded with some delay & reverb.

Enjoy making music!"

Buchla Music Easel V

Published on Apr 2, 2020 CatSynth TV

"A detailed look at the Buchla Easel V, a recreation by Arturia of the original Buchla Music Easel. We introduce its connection to so-called 'West Coast Synthesis', explore several factory presets, and walk through the synthesizer functions and sound design.

00:23 Don Buchla and West Coast Synthesis
01:22 Introduction to the Buchla Music Easel V
02:10 Factory Presets
05:23 Sound design with the basic Music Easel features (LPGs, oscillators, and CV sources)
17:11 Using the advanced features designed by Arturia (complex modulation, FX engine)

'The Buchla Easel V faithfully reproduces Buchla’s Music Easel that helped define West Coast synthesis’ focus on experimentation and breaking musical norms. We’ve applied our award-winning TAE™ modeling technology from the front panel to the resistors to capture it all with incredible realism.

Complex oscillator design, AM and FM synthesis, uniquely percussive gate/filter combos, and numerous ways to modulate and clock just about every parameter, all drop you right in the middle of a sonic sandbox. Design and perform soundscapes that burble, shimmer, pulse and evolve without ever touching a keyboard or pad—unless you want to add even more control.'"

Serge VCFQ as Attenuator

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Todd Barton

"Using the Serge VCFQ filter as an attenuator an CV processor . . . thank you Adam Hulbert!"

[Ringo TV] 세계최초 언박싱 영상! moog modular iiip Unboxing (ENG SUB)

Published on Mar 25, 2020 Ringo TV

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Noodlebox Serendipity Seeks Funding on Indiegogo

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Jason Hotchkiss

"We have today launched an Indiegogo campaign to take pre-orders for our Noodlebox Serendipity Sequencer

Noodlebox is a four part analog and MIDI sequencer stuffed with features for live jamming and improvisation. It has been a long time in the making - perhaps you saw the prototype at Superbooth 2019 or one of the other shows it visited early last year... well now we are finally at a point where we can start take pre-orders and move forward with production of the first batch.

The production units are finished to a higher standard than the prototype, with wood and extruded aluminium construction, but they share the same clear LED matrix display and fun workflow. Take a look at our Indiegogo campaign and see what you think.

Thank you for your interest in our products. We hope that you are all staying safe in these odd times."

MIKE303 'The Toy' Prophet 5 synthesizer

Published on Apr 2, 2020 SuperfunkOfficial

MIKE303 CS80 Tributes

Published on Feb 17, 2020 SuperfunkOfficial

"The magic sound of the Yamaha CS80."


MIKE303 'Cs80 Blade Runner Tribute'
MIKE303 'Tribute to Vangelis Cs80'
MIKE303 'Cs80 FromSpace'

$6,879.78 Buchla 266 Source of Uncertainty

via this auction

This appears to be the front panel of an original 1976 Buchla 266 Source of Uncertainty with the guts and parts of a clone by Mark Verbos. The seller is Mark and you can find one featured on his website here. From the listing:

"Around 2001 Don Buchla had a 'garage sale' to get rid of the left overs from back in the day. The Audities Foundation synth museum in Canada walked out with a box full of unassembled and partial modules. In 2006 they hired me to build those up. This 266 is from that lot. It is built exactly to the original spec, but with the schematic errors in the design corrected and nice quality Alpha pots (not the plastic CTS garbage that the vintage ones used).

I have heard a rumor that the original product run was 10 units, so this is likely the only chance of getting one. Please do not contact me to tell me about how this is not original enough for you, just don't buy it. The last one from this lot that sold, sold for this price. Local pick up in Berlin is very much preferred."

Update: I'm hearing the number was closer to 30 units.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 4553

via this auction

"It has a couple of small 'issues' (I hesitate to even call them issues because they are intermittent and easily fixed). First, I've noticed some odd tuning issues when the synth is plugged into a power strip with other equipment that require a lot of power. I've only ever noticed it when playing out (it's been lightly gigged, less than 15 shows in the last 8 years). When this happens, I simply plug it into its own power strip and that solves the issue.

The second issue is with the cutoff filter knob. On a few occasions, it sometimes lags or gets stuck on a particular setting. This first happened to me about 5 years ago. I took the synth in to get serviced and repaired by Patchwork repairs located in Brooklyn, NY. The issue was fixed and I had no issues for several years. Within the last year, it started to happen again - but VERY intermittently (twice in the last year, and this synth gets played probably 14+ hours a week). I took it in to get repaired but the issue is so intermittent that the technician was not able to re-create the issue. These issues are so mild and intermittent, especially with a synth this age, but I want to be completely transparent to anyone interested in buying this synth. I've never had any issues with the membrane or voice chips, and both times I've had a technician service it, everything else was in excellent condition."


via this auction

Happy Birthday Dave Smith! :)

Dave's 70th Birthday Card Published on Apr 1, 2020

Dave Smith turned 70 today! The man is an inspiration to us all for so many reasons. Have a great day Dave! You are well loved. Thank you so much for everything you do.

"Please join us in celebrating a major Sequential milestone - Dave's 70th birthday! As you probably know, Dave has spent over 40 of those years creating some truly world-changing music technology and instruments. To spread the good vibes, we put the word out to our global family of musical friends and they came through with a virtual birthday card. So, happy birthday, Dave, and thank you for helping build a more musical and creative world!"

Novation // Synth Snackables: Legowelt - Peak: as a drum machine

Published on Apr 2, 2020 NovationTV

"Our Synth Snackables series invites you into the studios of talented and knowledgeable artists, and shows you staple tips, elaborate techniques and imaginative approaches for synth patch design.

For our first Synth Snackable session, we spent a day with Dutch artist Legowelt whose vast musical style spans many different worlds – some real, some imagined – and is designed in a unique and captivating way that keeps his listeners enthralled. His wealth of production knowledge and experience have been turned into five quick tips to help you push the boundaries of Peak.

In this video, starting by maxing out filtering resonance, negating depth and assigning his SL MkIII keyboard as the destination, Legowelt shows how you can quickly build a staple drum kit with Peak. With the lower octaves acting as his bass, Legowelt creates snares and high hats with the higher octaves using the noise level.

“So now we have this drum kit but there’re a lot of fun things we can do.” Using the arpeggiator to start the rhythm, Legowelt uses the Peak like a drum-machine. By adding distortion, reverb and changing the filter envelope he easily creates a “unique drum sound.” Bringing groove to the loop with delay, adding a “hypnotic techno” melody by detuning oscillators and showing off filter overdrive - Legowelt creates an advanced drum loop that morphs organically, demonstrating how this tip can become fundamental to any live setup.

Watch all five tips:

Discover Peak:

Learn more about Legowelt:

#WeAreNovation #NovationPeak"

Making Vaporwave on the Novation Circuit

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Gabe Miller Music

"In which I make vaporwave beats from scratch on the Novation Circuit, using the new Vapor Dream pack by Yves Big City:"

junklight Live Stream

Published on Apr 1, 2020 junklight

"At least no dogs joining in today! been a busy day so just setup something simple. Been listening to lots of Andrew Chalk over the last few days because he's started uploading his stuff to bandcamp (check it out!) and also Bulbils - both are likely an influence."

GrainBastard - Lockdown Jam

Published on Apr 1, 2020 Chris Gilkes

"On lockdown like most so thought I would make and share some jams...

Equipment List :-
Elektron MD SPS-1
TE PO-12
Make Noise 0-Coast
Korg Monotron
Korg Volca Sample - Sync only
iPad - Borderlands 2 - midi via Korg PadKontrol
Red Panda Particle
Kenton Midi USB & Thru
Alesis USB8 Mixer
Arturia MicroBrute

Stay safe people."

from Stefano Bertoli - 川明かり - on Vimeo.

川明かり chapter XIII 白


All music created with an Organelle M
All videos created on a IphoneXS running lumafusion

chapter XII

New piece from supporting member, Stefano Bertoli.

All parts here


Published on Apr 2, 2020 Captain Credible

"Whaaaat. We will further our makeage of this glorious sentient drum machine, and we will lern!

support me on patreon:
(code and schematic on patreon)

p.s. the bit where it says 'New Text Layer' was totally intentional."

Captain Credible RANDRM GENERATIVE DRUM posts

Buchla MARF to 277r Delay

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Todd Barton

"Surprising drum-like sounds from the sequencer cv to delay speed."

Korg Minilogue XD - demo by Jexus / WC Olo Garb (part 2 of 2)

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Jexus - WC Olo Garb

"To get my Minilogue XD sounds (250 in total), please transfer Euro/$ 25 to this paypal address: [wcologarb at] writing "minilogue xd sounds" in the title. I will send the sounds after I get notified about your payment. Do you want to help with new demos? Support me: [.] "

Part 1 here

Let's build the Roland TB-303 in VCV Rack

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Omri Cohen

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

Here are the patches and Strip files -"

Sequential Circuits Pro-One - wood sides (walnut)

via this auction

"This listing is for a new set of Sequential Circuits Pro-One wood sides. They will come with a new set of black screws."

Roland Jupiter-8 w/ Original Box SN 293011

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

This might be the first post with a pic of the original box, believe it or not. See it below.

$11,500 "BIG BLUE" Roland JP-8000 Synthesizer w/ Blue LEDs

JP-8000 Master Restoration and Blue LED Mod (FULL TECHNICAL VIDEO) シンセサイザー復元

Published on Feb 28, 2020 dasurflife

via this auction

"Straight from 1997, this is the turn key Roland JP-8000 of your dreams. Surely it must be the coolest, resto-mod worldwide and ready for a choice studio. Sitting at it sparks immense inspiration and pleasure from its buttery action, even voicing, and electric blue lighting! It’s been a four-month restoration journey which began on Nov.1, 2019, getting it fine-tuned for its next life venture and I can assure you it is ready to be a landmark of your setup, impressing anyone lucky enough to tickle its ivories. This is a totally unique, one of a kind, JP-8000. I’ve never seen another JP-8000 with all blue led lights and display screen, let alone one masterfully restored to this extent.

Anyone who does a little research on used units knows that the JP-8000 has now reached its “end of life” phase. There are many of these units selling online, primarily from Japan, with low or uneven volume coming from the audio outputs at the rear (from defective capacitors), no audio output at all, broken or uneven keys, memory damaged battery failure, popping sounds when the faders or rotary potentiometers are moved, clacking key beds, yellowed keys, push-buttons that don’t work, etc. At a bare minimum every used JP-8000 really needs all of the polar electrolytic capacitors replaced, because they have a pre-designed life expectancy that has since expired. It isn’t just some used units that need new caps, they ALL need them.

This project was aimed at fully restoring the keyboard action and circuit internals with no expenses spared to provide new life to a dying legacy. All of the wearable items were refreshed. Another goal was making something totally unique and different from all other JP-8000 units. With the upgraded components used this keyboard should last 50 years without needing repairs if it’s covered when not in use, isn’t abused, dropped, or spilled on. This is the definitive JP-8000 resto-mod!

Notification for international buyers: This is a genuine 117VAC unit originally sold in North America. If you would like this unit converted to 100VAC or 230VAC before shipping it to you I can do so. It’s as simple as re-soldering 1 wire on the internal multi-primary coil transformer. No other modifications are necessary as the 100V, 117V, and 230V models all use the same exact power supply boards, filtering, and capacitor sizes. The only change you will need is a power cable with the correct plug type for your wall receptacle. I can supply the power cable for you or can refer you to where you can buy one post-sale. This means you can use the keyboard in your country without needing an external transformer! This synthesizer is truly plug-and-play for any buyer worldwide."

Korg MS-50 Vintage Analog Modular Synthesizer SN 190534

via this auction

"This MS-50 is in excellent working order, fully serviced before I got it at Switch On Austin. Cosmetically in great shape as well. The only thing that doesn't work is the little light in the voltmeter window. Pairs amazingly with the MS-20."

Vintage EMS The Putney (VCS3) Mk 1 + Cricklewood (DK1)

via this auction

Update: I shouldn't have to say this but for high priced items like this do your due diligence. Someone reported this seller attempted to sell a fake Buchla module on Muffs (you can find a thread on it here). That said, I have no way to verify it, and I have no idea it this is just coming from someone that has an issue with this seller, or wants to buy it and is attempting to distract other buyers, or other. As always, do your due diligence.

"Museum Curator / Collector Alert. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the most significant analogue synthesizers in history.

We proudly present the vanishingly rare EMS VCS3 "'The Putney" with matching DK1 "Cricklewood" keyboard. The condition of these units is simply astounding. Both units are all-original. Our experts date these units to the early 1970s, most likely 1970/71. Our technicians have fully tested, restored to full functionality, calibrated, and tuned both units.

We will also provide the inter-connect cable between the Putney and Cricklewood (not pictured)."

Vintage Korg PS3100 PS-3100 Patchable Fully Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Update: I shouldn't have to say this but for high priced items like this do your due diligence. Someone reported this seller attempted to sell a fake Buchla module on Muffs (you can find a thread on it here). That said, I have no way to verify it, and I have no idea it this is just coming from someone that has an issue with this seller, or wants to buy it and is attempting to distract other buyers, or other. As always, do your due diligence.

"This Vintage Korg PS3100 PS-3100 Patchable Fully Polyphonic Synthesizer looks like it just came fresh off of the assembly line in Tokyo.

This is the one that you've been waiting for. Collector/museum curator alert.

This synth came to us in 'closet classic' condition, with hardly any wear from a private collector. We gave it a gentle cleaning, calibration and tuning, and we were off to the races. All original. Fully polyphonic... and patchable. Sounds... stunning."

EML 101 ElectroComp demo

Uploaded on Mar 31, 2020 prosoloist

"EML 101 ElectroComp demo. Showing 3 oscillators working"

via this auction

"It works and it needs work. Not a museum piece."

Jamming "Safety" on the New Cave Live Setup With Analog Modular Synths And Criklon Sequencer

Published on Apr 2, 2020 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"I've Been stuck in the cave at the back of my flat for the past week or so, its been a good time just to get down and constantly jam, write and practice for when shows are back on! on my #analog #modular #synthesizer"

E-RM polygogo

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Alex4

"The E-RM polygogo stereo oscillator is the first digital stereo oscillator to feature the brand-new Polygonal Synthesis technique. Based on complex two-dimensional amplitude shaping of sine waves, the polygogo is a performance-oriented, high-quality instrument which allows you to explore fascinating sounds and shapes alike.
Thanks to the combination of Polygonal Synthesis, two internal modulation sources and a fully-analog overflow stage, the module is capable of generating an extremely wide array of animated spectra, ranging from lush drones, massive basses and even sounds reminiscent of acoustic instruments.

In this video we explore the sound spectrum of the polygogo through different patches. The module is always recorded in stereo using two Verbos Amplitude & Tone Controller for filtering and VCA duties, and the Flame FX16-CV module for reverb."

E-RM polygogo

Pantala Labs - Taste and Flavor Eurorack module (instagram @gibrancurtiss mar/2020 compilation)

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Gibran PantalaLabs

"Taste and Flavor is an Eurorack Module with:

-6 track step sequence with cool features including Tap/Undo , Euclidean and etc;
-6 track Stereo sample player
-2 channel independent CV sequencer with 9 parameters
-mixing to/from one sample kit to another
-mixing rythms
-mixing samples between sample kits
-fluid and smooth track mixing to bring the DJ feelings to Eurorack world.
-collab project with DJs and music producers around the world."

Moog 16 Channel Vocoder Processing Videos

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Moog Music Inc


1. Moog 16 Channel Vocoder | Counting Sample Processing
In this composition, the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s program input is being driven by a microphone, while the Moog IIIp modular synthesizer acts as the carrier signal. A Eurorack modular system provides melodic sequencing for the IIIp, as well as modulation sources for some of the vocoder’s synthesizer inputs while in external patch mode. Two Moog DFAMs handle rhythmic accompaniment to round out the arrangement.
2. Moog 16 Channel Vocoder | IIIp and Vocal Processing
In this composition, the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s program input is being driven by a microphone, while the Moog IIIp modular synthesizer acts as the carrier signal. A Eurorack modular system provides melodic sequencing for the IIIp, as well as modulation sources for some of the vocoder’s synthesizer inputs while in external patch mode. Two Moog DFAMs handle rhythmic accompaniment to round out the arrangement.
3. Moog 16 Channel Vocoder | MPC Breakbeat Processing
In this example, an Akai MPC1000 sends a breakbeat sample to the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s program input. A Moog Matriarch serves as the carrier input. The Matriarch is operating in four voice mode, and the keyboard is used to provide the chordal sequence used to transform the breakbeat.
4. Moog 16 Channel Vocoder | 808 Processing
In this composition, rather than the typical microphone, the Moog 16 Channel Vocoder’s program input is being driven by a Roland TR-808 drum machine. A Eurorack modular system provides the chordal content for the vocoder’s carrier input, as well as all the drums and percussion. The external patch functionality on the vocoder is being used to create two distinct timbres, while the rear Patch Select input jack receives gate signals from a Eurorack sequencer to toggle back and forth between the two timbres. The vocoder’s output is being processed by a Roland RE-150 Space Echo and OTO BAM for a bit of warm tape delay and reverb. Finally, a Moog Mother-32 provides a rich ostinato bassline to tie everything together.

Synthwave with #tr8s

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Alex Fain

"In this video I make a synthwave track using the TR8S
I use 2 variations A&B
Every note is made with the motion Course function for every step.
All sounds are from internal synth and samples.
Hope you like it.

RE-606 ... It's Alive... 🤪 ... TR 606 Replica

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Danny Greggorio

"TR 606 Replica ... #RE606 #TR606 #Drumatix #dinsync #Drumcomputer #Transistor #DIY #electronics #Analog Waiting for the RE-606 Case ;-)"

Radikal Technologies Delta CEP A - Workshop @SchneidersLaden

Published on Apr 2, 2020 SchneidersLaden

"Jörg Schaaf aka Radikal Technologies was in Berlin to present his latest synthesizer designs like the Delta Cep A. He is responsible for some modern classic synth designs made in Germany – like the Spectralis and Accelerator. In the past years he mainly developed eurorack modules like the RT-311 Swarm Oscillator, RT-451 Dual Filter, RT-1701 Effexx or the semi-modular synthesizer Delta Cep A which is also availabe as a desktop version.

His complex designs always bring a lot of functionality to the table and they can sound amazing."

Virtual Moogfest Day#10: MIDI MuRF Moogerfooger

Published on Apr 2, 2020 Starsky Carr

"Day 10 of my Coronavirus lockdown. This time featuring the Moogerfoogers amazing MIDI MuRF filterbank and sequencer. Just at the quick look at the pedal and why it's so special. Something to fill a few minutes during self-isolation."

Starsky Carr Virtual Moogfest

"Cold" Jam with 7 keyboards and effect pedals set

Published on Apr 2, 2020 KurtzMindfields

"Confined! This is a synth "Berlin School" style exploration with all keyboards across pedals boards:
NRSynth R1, Roland Vpiano, MoogSub37, Hansy Mister M, Waldorf Zarembourg, ARP Pro Soloist and Rhodes MK1.
Pedals Boss DD7, FB2, Metal Zone, MXR delay & Phaser, Tremo Stéreo, auto-wah."

Kawai K1r theme - April 1, 2020

Published on Apr 1, 2020 SynthMania

"(The track starts at 7:07) In this video I go through making a theme using only the Kawai K1 , a synthesizer from 1988/89."

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