MATRIXSYNTH: Friday, April 10, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

Buchla and MSV Funky Friday

Published on Apr 10, 2020 Todd Barton

"Funky Friday with @1979modular Modal Synthesis Voice and @BuchlaUSA Twisted Waveform Generator 259e.
Checkout my Patreon at:"

Kawasaki Battery Powered Foldable Music Keyboard

via this auction

Purple fold-up keyboard with speaker.

STEIM Crackle Box 242 of 500

via this auction

"Michel Waisvisz designed and built the very first Crackle circuit in the late 60ties together with Geert Hamelberg. This was simply a wooden frame with some print boards mounted rear-side up to be touched by the fingers. The circuits were ‘malformed’ oscillators that were very unstable and highly sensitive for finger connections. The Crackle circuit, as well as the powered speaker box, were battery powered to avoid hum and repeated exposure to dangerous electrical shocks. In 1973 Michel Waisvisz joined STEIM and started working on more touchable electronic instruments together with Peter Beyls, Nico Bes and Johan den Biggelaar, and by the mid-seventies they had created both the ‘Crackle Synth’ and the ‘Crackle Box’.

The Magnetic Fields recently used one in their album Love at the Bottom of the Sea. Swedish percussionist Sven-Åke Johansson carries one often and uses it frequently in recordings and improvisation. Mazen Kerbaj tours with one of the original Crackle synthesizers.

I used this once and it's been in the box since 2012. I have the pin that keeps the box closed in a baggie in the box. Get it, it's a cool little device."

Akai AX80 SN 00220-10420 w/ Beige Gig Bag

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"This AX80 is in MIGHTY slick condition. From the sleek black sides to the sharp retro fluorescent displays, this AX rocks.

The synth has been gone through and had two CEM3372 ICs replaced with new old stock ICs, keyboard contacts cleaned, power supply voltages inspected, all ribbon cables secured, and a general cleaning.
Included is a very rare AKAI branded soft case that would have been ordered separately back in the day. This is the only one ive ever seen and it definitely ties the whole vibe together.

8 Voices w/ 2 DCOs and 1 Sub Oscillator per voice
61 Keys
64 User Patches and 32 Presets (User Memory currently empty, ready for you to save your own lush pads!)
Full MIDI integration
Rad Vacuum Fluorescent Displays (all functioning correctly)"

Conductive Labs NDLR: Creating Generative Music

Published on Apr 10, 2020 Oscillator Sink

"The NDLR can be a tricky device to classify. It is not a traditional sequencer, but it certainly does sequence. To call it an arpeggiator would be to undersell it significantly, but arpeggios are very much an intrinsic part of its DNA. It is obviously far away from a traditional midi controller but it offers hands on control over midi instruments.

So I think that maybe it's better to think about the NDLR in terms of how it influences your relationship with your instruments. When you use a keyboard controller, you are playing the role of performer. When using a sequencer your job is more that of composer, with the sequencer then in charge of the actual performance.

With the NDLR you are more acting like a band leader during a jam. You set up a musical environment with rules, and as the performance happens, you direct the flow of the music with broad strokes; the details are left up to the performers jamming away inside the NDLR.

This blurring of the line between composer and performer really speaks to my interest in generative music so in this video, starting with a blank slate, I look at how you can use the NDLR to create generative music, taking an in-depth look at some features that I think are really cool when working in that kind of environment.

Here's Loopop's video on the NDLR:" [posted here]

You can find additional posts featuring the NDLR here.

// miroir_moiré //

// miroir_moiré // from I.morgendoerfer on Vimeo.

monome walnut 128

mlr (re:mix) & anaphora

hypersampling & weird live looping

This one is in via I.morgendoerfer who had the following to say about the piece:

"I wanted to show my set up consisting of sampling Arturia microfreak in mlr (aka re:mix, the maxforlive version) and live looping-mangle the output with Anaphora ("

OB-6 Improvisations More OB 6 Sounds

Published on Apr 10, 2020 Matt Johnson Jamiroquai

"Just a little jam with some more sounds I made on my OB-6"

Matt Johnson Jamiroquai OB-6 demos

Novation // Tips to push ideas into finished Tracks [LIVE]

Published on Apr 10, 2020 NovationTV

"In this live stream, Enrique goes through some of his favorite ways of taking his loops and song ideas and turn them into fully finished songs. Utilizing some features from the Launchpad Pro Mk3, these tips can be applied to any DAW or other types of hardware!

More information on the Launchpad Pro here -"

Bloopean 3.1 Chase Bliss Blooper and Novation SL MKIII live jam

Published on Apr 10, 2020 -CALC-

"Jamming further with the Blooper and the SL MKIII its a match made in Dawless heaven.

SL handling drum sequencing and CV/Gate SH101 bass line duties (off camera). Also some simple loops in Octatrack mixed by SL with the wonderful Reface CP running through Blooper.

Initial Reface chords coming from a muted track in the SL MKIII the steps acting like a chord programmer. = super easy jazz chords programming.

Blooper Crumbles towards the end... obvs!

But I overloaded it in exporting chasing LUFS so apologies for the clipping."

Future Sound Systems interview // NEW Recombination Engine & Desktop Pin Matrix

Scheduled for Apr 10, 2020 DivKidVideo

"Here I'm joined by Finlay Shakespeare of Future Sound Systems to discuss his new (and very unique!) RECOMBINATION ENGINE triple analogue oscillator Eurorack module.

The video demo for the module is here - [posted here]

Module is with Signal Sounds available now here"

Steampunk WSG by Vitaly Doronin

Published on May 24, 2014 Vitaly Doronin

Playlist (first three are the WSG):

1. WSG synth filter test
Тест фильтра на предмет резкости смены частоты на регуляторе coarse(грубая настройка частоты)при максимальных значениях резонатора и fine cutoff(тонкая настройка частоты).
для форума

Filter test for sharpness of frequency change on the coarse control (coarse frequency setting) at maximum resonator values and fine cutoff (fine frequency setting).
for the forum
2. WSG synth in steampunk style
Weird Sound Generator (WSG) from MFOS ( and made by me in the design of Steampunk
FX: Cathedral stereo reverb-ELECTRO-HARMONIX,
T-Resonator II-JOMOX
real time video live in Resolume avenue.
3. Steampunk synth WSG
Импровизированный перфоманс на
синтезаторе собранным из радиодеталей набора Weird Sound Generator (WSG) от компании MFOS( и вооплощенным мною в дизайне стимпанк.
Cathedral stereo reverb - ELECTRO-HARMONIX
T-Resonator II - JOMOX
Видео монтаж в реальном времени в программе Resolume
Приятного просмотра!)
An impromptu performance on the synthesizer by electronic components of the set of Weird Sound Generator (WSG) from MFOS ( and made by me in the design of Steampunk
FX: Cathedral stereo reverb-ELECTRO-HARMONIX,
T-Resonator II-JOMOX
real time video live in Resolume avenue.
Pleasant viewing!)

Best Ambient Synth Shootout #85: Modal Craft Synth 2.0 - Song 3

Published on Apr 10, 2020 Christian's Sonic Spaces

"This is the third song with the Craft Synth 2. Still enjoy to tweak sound patches and discover the huge sonic potential of this tiny mono synth.

I used for the recording the following FX chain:
CraftSynth 2 - DigiTech Obscura - Alesis Ampliton - Pigtronix Echolution 2 Deluxe - GFI System Specular Reverb 2. Depending on the recorded track some FX are modiefied or deactivated.

The signal went through a Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 into the PC for recording. To create the complete song I recorded consecutively several stereo tracks. The final song was then mastered with a bit EQ and compression on some tracks and some limiting on the master track."

Christian's Sonic Spaces Ambient Synth Shootout posts

Cosmic Archetypes - Soundset for Waldorf Largo

Update: these patches are no longer available. Leaving this post up for demo purposes only.

"Sounds 2 Inspire presents their newest soundset Cosmic Archetypes, specially crafted for Waldorf Largo.

Cosmic Archetypes is a full soundset of 128 presets. Focusing on cinematic soundscapes, dark and emotive soundscapes, cosmic sounds and sequences, ambient Sounds, Pads, Keys, Bells and dreamy arps. Highly deep, long and relaxing melodies, exploring the full potential and advanced sonic features of Waldorf Largo Synthesizer.

Create a Jarre style track using RP Plugins

Published on Apr 8, 2020 Waveform

"A Jarre style track created using Rob Papen plugins with a breakdown of all the sounds used in the final piece. Created as a competition entry for Rob Papen Soundware."

Gotharman's SpazeDrum: Analog Outputs

Published on Apr 10, 2020 gotharman

"A recording of the analog outputs of SpazeDrum, with different configurations:
0:06 - Pure analog signal chain. Analog percussion oscillator and analog VCA.
1:34 - Digital percussion oscillators, 2 analog filters, analog VCA.
2:34 - Samples, 2 analog filters, analog VCA.
I hope that you will enjoy :)"

Out of reach (eurorack + guitar redux)

Published on Apr 10, 2020 Time_Controlled_Organism

"improvising in g minor /b flat major penta over some sequences from the fourth track of my latest e.p !

Bass is Mangrove / Doepfer SEM filter
"glass" arp is Antiosc and QZVCO wavefolded by Dannysound Timbre
"Percs" are FCUK Systemx osc through VCFQ
Guitar is an old Hohner
Sequenced and recorded in VCV Rack


from Stefano Bertoli - 川明かり - on Vimeo.

川明かり chapter XIV 涙


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

TiNRS first livestream

Published on Apr 10, 2020 This Is Not Rocket Science

Thanks for being here - we plan to talk a little about the development of our Fenix IV, the brand-new-limited-edition CircularThing which has become our 'Corona module', our FREE vocal pack of happy sounds and perhaps about Overstuur and Westlicht - both projects still in the making.

Please feel free to comment or ask anything in the chat - also feel free to suggest topics for a next stream!

Link to happy vocal pack https://thisisnotrocketscience.bandca...
If you want to get hold of a CircularThing send an email to"

Isolation No.7 - Buchla 200 #2

Published on Apr 10, 2020 zack dagoba

"Part 7, and final installment, of my first ISOLATION SERIES, exploring self-playing patches on modular systems. You might notice that I have been busy this week making a new cabinet for my Buchla 200 system (the first piece in this series features my original cabinet, which I will be using to put more 100 series modules in at some point). This is a prototype cabinet made from plywood to make sure I am getting the dimensions right. It is based on the original design from the 1971 Series 200 Data Sheet. The final one will be made from walnut, but I can't get hardwood anywhere at the moment due to the lockdown"

zack dagoba Isolation series

E-Mu Mo’Phatt Keys MK-6 Keyboard Synthesizer SN 030200124

via this auction

ZAelectronic Zebralogic Circular Oscillator VIII

via this auction

"For your consideration is the extremely rare and weird ZAelectronic Zebralogic Circular Oscillator VIII modular synthesizer. This is basically a eurorack-type synthesizer housed in a round, clear case. Visually stunning, sonically bonkers, and functionally dense, here's probably your only chance to get your hands on a Zebralogic Circular Oscillator VIII.

Please see our other listings. All proceeds from sales here go to keep the Vintage Synthesizer Museum open during this time of social distancing.
Thanks. Keep safe and healthy.

ZAelectronic Zebralogic Circular Oscillator VIII is a hand-made noise synthesizer that features extensive modulation control with MIDI and CV.

This unit comes with the next implementation:

- midi input include : transpose, range, channel, PWM, midi cv note and midi thru.

- midi input: that only recognizes the on/off note,channel 1.

- 4 distortion controls: Gain,Eq and vol.

- 8 lfo with square and triangular.

- 1 white noise controls:Lfo, Vol, Noise.

- 4 signal extractor controls:Input, Attack, Decay

- 4 vca

- 1 vcf light (low-pass filter BPF, controlled by light or lfo.

- 3 vcf (band pass filters controlled by tension)

- 2 mixer ouput stereo and 8 input

- 2 envelopes filter controls: Range, Decay.

- 4 Vco controls:Input 0-10 volts, Symetry

- Sequencer 9 steps.

Technical Specifications:
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive

Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: Saw Down, Square, Triangle, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Input, Knob, LFO, Oscillator

Envelopes: 6
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay

Filters: 4
Types: Band Pass, Low Pass
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO, Oscillator

LFO: 8
LFO Parameters: Square, Triangle

Polyphony: 1
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Atonal
Modes: Mono
Sequencer: + 9 step sequencer

Case: Desktop

Controls: Modulation - Audio Input, Pedal - Filter, Knobs, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Sequencer, Switches

Display Type: LED

Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
MIDI Ports: IN
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out"

Sequential Circuits Prophet 2000

via this auction

"For your consideration is the Sequential Circuits Prophet 2000 sampler keyboard synthesizer. The unit is in very good condition for it's age. It has the upgraded memory and a newer disc drive purchased from Wine Country.

Please see our other listings. All proceeds from sales here go to keep the Vintage Synthesizer Museum open during this time of social distancing.
Thanks. Keep safe and healthy.

The Prophet 2000 was a sampler keyboard manufactured by Dave Smith's Sequential Circuits (SCI) and released in 1985. It was the company's first sampler, and, despite its low quality and technical limitations by modern standards, marked a shift toward affordable samplers of better quality than its predecessors. It is also considered to be one of the earliest multitimbral samplers.

ROLAND SH-5 - "A Sample & Hold Odyssey" | Experimental Sounds & Synth Demo

Published on Apr 10, 2020 synth4ever

"Demo of the Roland SH-5 analog synthesizer with a focus on S&H tweaking and experimental sound patches. This Roland SH-5 synth demo features extensive use of Sample & Hold generator + oscillator, LFO, filter, mixer, noise, ring modulator and other adjustments to showcase various sounds and patches on the Roland SH-5.

The Roland SH-5 is an iconic and rare vintage monophonic synthesizer that was manufactured from 1976-1981. It features 2 VCOs (32' to 2' with triangle, saw, square and pulse waveforms), 2 LFOs (LFO1 = saw, reverse saw; LFO2 = triangle, sine, square) and 1 S&H with sample time & delay time.

The Roland SH 5 also has 2 VCF filters: 1 multimode LP/BP/HP and 1 Bandpass, both with cutoff and resonance. 2 Envelopes (1 AR and 1ADSR) can be routed to filter, osc and amp, and there is env sensitivity and keyboard tracking on the filter. On the back of the SH-5 are various inputs/outputs for CV and other control.

Additional Roland SH5 features include portamento, pitch bend, ring modulation, soft & hard sync, white & pink noise, external audio input, VCA panning, VCA-triggering via S&H, LFO2 or external trigger. A comprehensive mixer section allows for routing of 5 audio signals through VCF, VCF+BPF, BPF, or direct to VCA.

The Roland SH-5 is a classic vintage synthesizer that can output massive bass, piercing resonance, create amazing textures/noise/FX, and of course leads and other standard tones. The additional bandpass filter is also a key feature that sets the Roland SH-5 apart from many other synths in terms of tone.

Roland SH-5 are becoming increasingly rare on the second hand market, often commanding high prices as many consider it to be the pinnacle (alongside System 100) in sound for early portable vintage Roland monosynths. If you have the opportunity to try a Roland SH-5, do not hesitate as it is a fantastic instrument."

Akemie's Taiko Sounds

Published on Apr 10, 2020 ALM TV

"‘Akemie’s Taiko’ is an authentic complete FM synthesis based drum voice created using original Yamaha IC’s. It builds on the same technology used in the mighty Akemie’s Castle but in a more complete triggered voice form featuring both signal generation and envelope shaping.

Big thanks to Andrew Duff for the video synth visuals."

Future Sound Systems OSC2 Recombination Engine // a UNIQUE triple analogue Eurorack oscillator

Published on Apr 10, 2020 DivKidVideo

"Here we have a total unique triple analogue (or analog for our stateside friends) oscillator for the Eurorack format from Future Sound Systems. The OSC2 Recombination Engine has a master ‘Scissor’ oscillator that can audio rate switch, sync and glue waveforms together from separate positive and negative DNA oscillators. The Glue section is a VCA that merges the positive and negative waves at the rate of the Scissor with options for additional level modulation and mixing internal or external sounds with an added input.

It’s a massively varied unit with everything from soft and sweet sines and triangles working independently to a totally mad as a box of frogs noise oscillator and everything in between. Coaxing out digital DX style musical FM has been easy, it’s a total wizard with AM synthesis and the unique wave the waveform level VCAs work. So I look forward to further exploration.

Daft Vader #tr8s Cover ‘Alive’ #daftpunk

Published on Apr 10, 2020 Alex Fain

"My cover of Alive by Daft Punk using only a fucking #tr8s
Only internal kit"

"PPG & Unify" by Smark April 2020

Published on Apr 10, 2020 Smark - Markus Stadelmann

"Except the drums I used all the great VSTi plugins from Wolfgang Palm inside the new Unify from PlugInGuru where also the PPG Arptor is running, as well as in Cubase directly. Enjoy and all the best, Smark

Ausser den Drums benutzte ich die tollen VSTi Plugins von Wolfgang Palm innerhalb des Plugins Unify von PlugInGuru, indem auch der Arptor läuft, wie auch direkt in Cubase. Viel Spaß und alles Gute, Smark"

Roland JD-990 | The Best Roland Module Ever?

Published on Apr 9, 2020 Espen Kraft

"Support this channel on Patreon:

In 1993 Roland released the JD-990, a synth module that has grown into a cult phenomenon. Many hail this as the greatest Roland synth module ever.
As with the JD-800, the 990 was forgotten at first. Few people saw the potential as it came between the popular JV-80 (and module 880) in 1992 and the mega popular Super JV-1080 that came in 1994.

Compared to the JD-800 this enhances pretty much everything. Some key differences are:

- More waveforms, 195 vs 108 on the 800
- The ability to pan each TONE individually, essential to make it so wide and lush
- A matrixed modulation setup
- Oscillator sync
- Effect structures
- Filter can self-oscillate
- Delays can be tempo synced to MIDI
- You can add a random modulation to a sound, sort of emulate drifting oscillators
- One slot for adding a SR-JV expansion card (the famous SR-JV80-04 vintage card comes to mind)

Download the demo song here:"

Isla Instruments S2400 April 2020 Update

Published on Apr 9, 2020 Isla Instruments

Here's a quick update on the current firmware situation.
Really excited about how this is all starting to fall together now..
Thanks for all the support..

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

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