MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Thursday, May 07, 2020

Perfect Circuit Chat w/ Alissa & Moises from Teenage Engineering Hosted By BboyTech and Trovarsi

Published on May 7, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Alissa DeRubeis from Teenage Engineering (and the Synth Library) and Moises Horta Valenzuela, a Mentor from the Teenage Engineering Electronic Music School ( join us live for a Perfect Circuit Chat. Teenage Engineering always has interesting instruments, and now they also have a school to help you learn how to make electronic music. Our hosts BBoyTech and Trovarsi will be part of this discussion with Teenage Engineering.

The stream will be live from6-7PM PST on 5/7/20

Teenage Engineering products available here:"

Who Loves Arpeggiators? | Tutorial and Technique with Roland S-10

Published on May 7, 2020 Espen Kraft

"The song 'Raspberry Flames' can be found here:

The Roland S-10 with it's great in-built arpeggiator, exclusive to the S-10, is capable of arpeggiating through each of the 4 memory banks in the loop. It makes it possible to create very interesting soundscapes and backgrounds.
I use only 2 chords throughout the song, Bb and Eb and variations around that to add the odd note to the arpeggiator. Throw in the odd note here and there, it can make all the difference.

Additional bass off the Korg MS10 and pads/strings from the Roland JX-8P.

Everything is recorded LIVE in 3 passes, from start to finish."

Synth Rorschach #73: GEM SPA

Spotted this one on Seth Elgart's Twitter feed, @selgart:

"*heavy sigh* Been going there for probably more than 45 years, since the 1970s. The best egg creams. Period. #gemspa"


So... This one is pretty nuts. I was curious when the black & white image was taken so I zoomed in and started looked for cues. If you look carefully you will see the synth connection. If you give up see this post for a tip.

P.S. I don't want to give too much away. If you get stuck leave a comment and I'll give you one hint. And if you do get this one, please don't give it directly away in the comments. Just say you got it.

There is a cool reference to synth history here.

A 16-BIT videogame's song made with OP-Z by Teenage Engineering

Published on May 6, 2020 Lo-fi Pask

"I was playing Streets of Rage 4, I felt inspired and wanted to make a song for a videogame. As I'm "an old man", it's obviously thought for a 16-BIT era game! :-) Can't say the genre, maybe a cyberpunk side scrolling platform/action game. I also put some retrogaming consoles in the scene, like the original GameBoy and my first synth/love, the Pocket Operator PO-20 Arcade. Special guest: Gizmo, from Gremlins!
Wish you'll enjoy the video. :-D"

SYNTHR3 goes to Stranger Things Theme (live session), demo 1/3

Published on May 6, 2020 KurtzMindfields

"Great sequence recreate with Synthr3 (seq line), Electribe2(bassdrum), Moog Sub37 (Long bass), Hansy Mister M (choir Mellotron).

The SYNTHR3 is a new analogic semi-modular great synthesizer, with patch memories (no câbles, but stwitch with leds!) , arrpegiator, sequencer ... and 2 filters you can choose from several propositions: ARP 4072, Oberheim SEM, Moog Ladder, Steiner Parker ... an incredible stand alone modular synth for production!

The SYNTHR3 will be deep presented during SYNTHFEST FRANCE (home edition, web videos & interview) the 23 may 2020!
Conceptors: Rémy Wasselin (concept & all analog parts building ), Jean-luc Lartigue (all digital building) and Laurent Cartaux (Woods case building), Artist: Kurtz Mindfields aka Jean-luc Briançon."


Published on May 6, 2020 Perplex On

"A little compilation of glitched percussive patches on the Bass Station II using the internal sequencer. Served with audioreactive projectionmappings. Enjoy!"

App Sound Korg Minilogue XD Hypnotic Steps

Published on May 6, 2020 APP SOUND

"Get 100 new Programs for the Korg Minilogue XD: "Hypnotic Steps" is a sound pack with animated sequencer phrases for all styles of electronic music.

More infos:"

Digitone keys / TT-78 / Arp 2600

Published on May 6, 2020 studio snippets

GRP A-2 // ROME DONES // A2 // 1

Published on May 7, 2020 LESINDES

"My GRP A-2 is broken. The envelopes won't trigger any more. That's a pity but not a catastophe -- Ther is so much synth left -- it is a highly capable synth with a lush sound -- warm and singing but still precise. Sohow about some drones? ROME DRONES to be specific. The result of this emergency performance is published here.
This is PART 1.

PART 1: Pure GRP A-2 singing tibetian monk like overtones etc.
PART 2: GRP A-2 with some analog echo enhancement -- TC ELECTRONIC ECHOBRAIN stomp box.
PART 3: Technoid Ryhthms."

Novation Pays Tribute to Florian Schneider

via @WeAreNovation

"RIP to the extraordinary Florian Schneider, essential electronic music pioneer and a true innovator. As a great inspiration to so many of us at Novation HQ we look back to some of our favourite Kraftwerk tracks >>>" [Spotify playlist here]

The bloopy side of SYNTRX & HAINBACH new Album

Published on May 7, 2020 HAINBACH

"In which I go into more experimental sounds on the Erica Synths Syntrx and Nani Guitierrez shows the beautiful process of creating the cover artwork.

Check out Nani's work:"

"Chase Bliss Records presents the physical edition of "Assertion" on high-quality 180gr vinyl with double-printed inner-sleeve. Artwork lovingly crafted by Nani Gutierrez.

Includes digital pre-order of Assertion. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released."

New Motas-6 Synthesizer Demos

Published on May 7, 2020 MotasSynth

Previous demos here.


1. Motas-6 phase modulation with arpeggiator
This demo shows the arpeggiator playing with use of the VCO analogue phase modulation features.
2. Motas-6 micro-tuning demo with arpeggiator
This demo shows some of the 32 built-in micro-tunings on the Motas-6 synthesizer with the internal arpeggiator. Motas-6 also allows a further 32 user-defined tunings to be imported using standard MIDI tuning dumps (e.g. using Scala software).
3. Motas-6 synthesizer paraphonic playing demo
This video shows how chords of up to 3-notes can be played on the Motas-6 synthesizer. Motas-6 has 3 analogue VCOs each of which can be set to track independently allowing paraphonic playing.
4. Motas-6 synthesizer phase modulation demo
This video shows some of the phase modulation capabilities of the Motas-6 synthesizer.
Motas-6 allows analogue (or analog) phase modulation of oscillators 2 and 3 to create PM/FM type sounds. Oscillator 3 can be phase modulated by oscillator 2 which can be modulated by oscillator 1 so allowing more complex modulation sounds.
5. Motas-6 synthesizer vector morphing demo
This video shows the vector morphing feature of Motas-6 where 4 patches can be blended in real-time using external controllers such as MIDI control messages or CV inputs. A little external reverb has been applied to the audio output from Motas-6.

Ambient cassette w/ Moog Matriarch drone mode, Octatrack, Marantz PMD430, Eventide Space

Published on May 7, 2020 Jay Hosking

"A live, semi-improvised performance, all on hardware, and inspired by the drone mode on the Moog Matriarch. Here I recorded the drone to cassette tape via the Marantz PMD430, along with some mangled samples on the Octatrack. The sound of cassette tape is embedded in my psyche.

While I usually only play the Matriarch in drone mode when I'm looking to relax/decompress, I thought I'd record the results here. It's my first track of this sort, and in retrospect there are things I'd do differently, but as an exploration, I'm happy with this initial foray into droning ambient.

Thanks to friend Matt Campbell for lending me the Marantz.

Moog Matriarch + Eventide Space — drone synth
Elektron Octatrack MkII — samples, performance mixing (via its scenes)
Marantz PMD430 — recording and cassette sound

Written and performed within a 12-hour period, and uploaded as is, with only a little compression/limiting on the master."

GleetchDrone Download Link

This is a follow-up to this post.

You can find the download here.

It looks like I messed up the link in the previous post. Apologies for that. For those curious as to why this sometimes happens, it's because I have to add http:// or https:// to any links that omit them in descriptions. Blogger doesn't automatically add them for you and when they are omitted the link ends up getting redirected back here. A similar thing happens with truncated links in YouTube and SoundCloud descriptions. If I simply make the link active it will go to the truncated link and fail. I have to click through and grab the full link. P.S. All of this adds up with 30+ posts a day, and is why I only link when necessary, and/or for supporting members of the site.

Early Patches with Vermona 14

Published on May 6, 2020 Calvin Cardioid

[🎧 ON] #stayhome #stayathome #quarantine #quarantinelife #vermona #vermona14 #14analogsynthesizer #synth #synthesizer #analog #analogsynth #analogsynthesizer

ARPchivesLIVE!!! Episode II: Jennifer Hruska

Published on May 7, 2020 Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"Jennifer Hruska performs new work and shows us her studio - with d'ARP (Dina Pearlman, Executive Director of The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation"

||| ArpoLoop_New Synth_Second_Take |||

Published on May 7, 2020 tonylight

"The ArpoLoop is a new synth prototype,
full analog synth - analog arpeggiator - analog rhythm."


via this auction

"This is a rack mount Prophet 5 with original Prophet 5 boards inside.

Before Studio Electronics became a synth manufacturing power house with their own designs, they racked
Minimoogs, TR-808's and TR-909's. And they specialized in racking the sequential circuits Prophet Five!
Studio Electronics have only added the MIDI functionality and updated the power supply.

This unit is fully functioning. All controls and dials have been tested and it has just been serviced. There are a few scratches as you can see on th photos and one rack corner is slightly bent - the inside is in excellent condition. This unit has only been used in a smoke free studio."

Yamaha Reface CS

via this auction

"Yamaha Reface CS, white, digital synth, 37 mini keys"

John Bowen - Solaris Digital Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

"As-new condition, no smoke, no gigging, private home studio. Latest OS and patches installed.

I am the original owner, purchased directly from John Bowen in 2013.

I am a noodler, so I have used this synth very lightly.

Keybed and knobs are as-new.

Sounds as good as they say i.e. 96Mhz sampling rate.

Both Black Octupus patch sets are on the SSD card (free + paid-for second set)

No problems electrically, mechanically, or cosmetically.

Accessories included:

- T-shirt
- Original manual
- A SSD card adaptor for working with the Solaris SSd card
- The original Sound on Sound article that reviews this synth"

Moog Sonic Six - Vintage Analog Suitcase Synthesizer SN 1858

via this auction

"Moog Sonic Six - Vintage Analog Suitcase Synthesizer. Condition is Used. All parts working, could use some minor sound improvements and internal cleaning. All sliders, switches, and knobs are fully functional. Works totally fine in all departments but some minor adjustments wouldn’t hurt. Amazing physical condition..."

Roland SVC-350 Vocoder in Gator Case w/ Foot Switch

via this auction

Roland MKS80 MPG80 M64C

via this auction

"This is it. The legendary Super Jupiter. 100% analogue monster.

8 massive voices of insanity. The bottom end on this thing is frightening. Massive.

In excellent shape. Recently the power supply has had all of its capacitors replaced, it has been recalibrated and has had a brand new EL backlight installed by a respected Toronto technician.

This Jupiter has a very unique sonic bite. It is a very aggressive synth but is also capable of lush pads, amazing stabs, insane unison leads and bass, bleeps and bloops of all sorts and crazy metallic sounds with cross modulation and much more."

Altar filter-Ritual Electronics strong sounding filter two examples

Published on May 7, 2020 Dziam Bass

"Hi Everybody!
In this video I have some filtering with the Altar filter from Ritual Electronics
I also added the Dual LFO from nakedboards for modulation and in first exmple add Euro DDL delay from Eventide. but I wanted mainly show strong sound from this filter.
Altar is a voltage controlled 3-pole, 18dB / octave state variable filter.
so know it is really cool to use it. Altar also has a CV color thanks to which it has a different filter character and built-in attenuverter to reverse the modulation. in the second example I also used attenuverter.
it's best to just see what this filter can do in this demo.
Thanks for watching.. "

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