MATRIXSYNTH: Saturday, June 20, 2020

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Tech Talk: Lauer and his love for vintage gear (Electronic Beats TV)

Telekom Electronic Beats

Studio tour with Lauer, in via @deejayiwan.

"Lauer opened up to Telekom Electronic Beats TV about his vintage gear love in the latest instalment of Tech Talk. Known for his many collaborations, the most notable being with Gerd Janson as Tuff City Kids, as well as his solo work, Phillip Lauer showed us the gear he has amassed over the years, and delves deeply into his personal processes which make his music unique."

Roland SH-2 with MIDI & Original Case

via this auction

"A really beautiful Roland SH-2 for sale, upgraded with Midi, and its original case.

It has been fully serviced and here is the details of what have been done on the synthesizer :

- cleaning of every fader and potentiometers on the front panel and the bender board.
- full cleaning of the keybed, every key contact and the bus bar have been cleaned to prevent from double triggering.
- the PSU have been checked
- the 4 boards on the front panel have been thoroughly checked.
- the output section has been cleaned.
- The MIDI kit have been installed and the synth has been fully calibrated."

Casio CZ-1000 w/ Extras

via this auction

Dub Techno with 4 Elektron boxes and a Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution!

Electronisounds Audio


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


Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev 3 SN 2283

via this auction

Buchla 200e Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"Buchla 200e Modular Synthesizer 4 Page full color catalog. The 200e series Electric Music Box from Buchla and Associates. Awesome brochure catalog. Especially if you own this synthesizer."

KORG PSS-50 Super Section synthesizer original sales brochure

via this auction

Oberheim The OB1 Synthesizer brochure, semi gloss, 4 pages.

via this auction

"Oberheim The OB1 Synthesizer brochure. Brochure is 4 page that opens to an awesome, 2 page image of the OB1 Synthesizer with many details. Awesome. Slight separation at bottom, original folds from Oberheim promotional letter mailing, No writing, no highlights, no punch holes, no stamps. The OB1 is very under rated. Has monster power and incredible sonic energy. Brochure only in this auction."

Oberheim Xpander Synthesizer Brochure

via this auction

"Oberheim Xpander full color brochure. 1987. Single sheet, double sided. Image on front and specifications on the back. Color is very good, glossy."

Access Virus kb ambient drone


Access Virus kb
No external FX
Virtual Analog synthesizer

Simple synthesizer sound making: Siren head?

Nunomo LLC

"This is a simple synthesizer sound-making demo. No after processing for the audio.

This time I picked very simple one to show the basic usage of QUN synthesizer.

I hope it's helpful.

You can find more complicated patches at"

Nicholas Semrad's Sequential Prophet 6 Patch Set (Demo)

Nicholas Semrad

"Here is a demo video for my available-for-purchase Sequential Prophet 6 Patch Set. You can purchase these patches at my website,

I've specifically made 50 patches (10 basses, 10 leads, 10 pads, and 20 aux key patches) for this set. Thanks for Emily Hoerdemann for the cover design!"

live synthpop ! w/ Circuit3

Circuit 3

"live synthpop & space synth from Ireland"

Matrixbrute/Duophonic: "Fleurs du mal"

Kris Lennox

"Saturday night fun on the MB. Playing for a change, given most posts recently haven't involved keyed performance. Interesting arpeggios/harmony."

antimatter annihilation and modular synth

Giorgio Sancristoforo

"For the first time in history, antimatter is used for music.

All the sounds of this piece are triggered by positron annihilation from a Na22 source. For the task I've programmed a custom gamma spectroscope that outputs the annihilation gamma peaks at 0.511MeV, these pulses are sent in realtime to a MIDI to CV converter.

A positron is the anti-particle of the electron, having positive charge instead of negative. Positron emission is a special case of beta decay. Inside the unstable nucleus, a proton is transformed into a neutron, and in the process, the nucleus emits a neutrino and a positron.

As soon as the positron encounters an electron on its path, they attract each other and finally annihilate, transforming all their mass into energy (2 entangled gamma photons at 0.511MeV), following E=mc^2.

I'll film the process in the next weeks.
Use headphones for best listening experience.

Sound generation: Shuttle synthesizer.
MCA software written on Cycling '74 Max/MSP

Dedicated to the memory of Iannis Xenakis."

Super Sixteen: How to Program a Sequence (Tutorial Part 1)


"By popular request - a quick tutorial on basic sequencing workflow and fundamentals. Early backers get 15% off on Kickstarter:

In this video I dive into the sequencing UI including rhythm programming, pitch and octave selection, adjusting gate duration, and velocity CV. We also take a look at motion recording, multi-bar sequencing, copy/paste, and patch memory.

While this doesn't cover everything the sequencer does, it's all you need to get started making great melodies, basslines, and rhythm patterns on the Super Sixteen. In the next video we'll get deeper into advanced sequence settings and real-time mutations.

Become a supporter on Patreon to get bonus content and early access to new videos!"

DAY DAY by chaircrusher

chaircrusher aka kent williams sent in his latest release along with a promo code. First person to click here and enter tz42-6hcb gets it.

A handfull of chaircrusher's pics were featured here on the site, one all the way back in 2005, the 1st year of the site!

Details on the release:

"Electronic music is absolute and abstract, so if you don’t have a particular narrative idea in mind - which I usually don’t - the choice of title is arbitrary. So for the past year or so, when I finish a track, I google “what national day is today?” and choose the “national day” I like best. The tracks are presented in chronological order, beginning with “St Nicholas” which I finished on St Nicholas Day: December 6th 2019. The album title, “Day Day” imagines a national Day Day, where the idea of national days celebrates itself.

All of these tracks are exploration of compositional experiments done with the software modular synthesizer VCVRack ( The core idea is to generate extended permutations of a small set of melodic tones.

Traditionally, composers wrote their music one note at a time, and the written representation mapped directly on the performance. Jazz musicians freed themselves from the score, using the bare bones of a song as a launchpad for improvisation. In electronic music, especially when working with modular synthesizers, you construct a custom machine to generate the music you want to hear. The goal - or my goal at least - is to make a modular ‘patch’ capable of interesting complexity and surprise.

A sufficiently convoluted patch is barely under the composer’s control. There are controls to pilot the patch into musically meaningful territory, but the patch runs whether you steer it or not, potentially forever. Most of these pieces are live realizations, where I tweak knobs and settings as I record. As I’ve refined and practiced, the amount of editing and augmenting of the original live recording has diminished. Some tracks, like the album closer “Rotisserie” is exactly the live ‘performance’ of the patch with no edits or overdubs.

The album art is the work of Alex Mugford, who is 10 years old and lives in the UK. His father, music critic Joe Mugford, has been posting his drawings on Twitter & Facebook for a couple of years, and I’ve admired the riotous invention of his work. His drawings look as though Keith Haring and Joan Miro spent a long afternoon drinking Beaujolais & doodling on each other's placemats.

Thanks to:

My wife Melissa for the best music review in human history (“Is there something wrong with the stereo?”).

My mother, composer Linda Worsley, whose feedback was invaluable. (“There’s a sound that’s like when I chop onions that I don’t like. I resent when it comes in and I’m relieved when it stops.”).

Andrew Belt for creating VCV Rack, Rack. developer.

Musician Jeremy Wentworth, who implemented an idea I had for combining sequencer clocks with boolean logic.

COVID19 for isolating me in musical pocket universe for the past few months.

… and anyone who has given me feedback and encouragement over the years."

Using the Tracker for Midi Sequencing // Well that was confusing...

Ricky Tinez

Odd regarding the USB cables.

"First time trying to utilize the midi out on the polyend tracker. I wish i would have explored more to see if it had a some midi effects but maybe next time!

Overall, utilizing a Tracker sequencer to sequence an analog synth was pretty straightforward! Minus figuring out that the TRS to 5-pin adapter was the wrong standard.."

House jam recorded straight to 4-track tape


"Fairly fat FM bass from a Yamaha PSS-580 played live over an 8-bar drum pattern from the Yamaha RX11, with overdubs from the Casio HT700, making plenty of use of its resonant analogue lowpass filter. A Zoom MS-50G multi-effects stompbox was used for a reverb send during mixdown. Everything was recorded to four-track tape on a Tascam Porta05 Ministudio.

(C) Copyright 2020 Alfonse"

Chill Funk Jam on the Novation Circuit

Gabe Miller Music

"A chill funk jam on the Novation Circuit / a semi-cover of "Slide" by Calvin Harris. Made with the Vapor Dream pack by Yves Big City."

Ashes on the western wind


"I am using the 5U large format modular along with the Korg Wavestate to perform a real time studio recording.
The crux of the idea was to use the Q119 step sequencer to control the voltage-select outputs of the STG Soundlabs Switch module. The main step sequence is from the Synthetic Sound Labs Mini Sequencer.

I also used the Q123 Standards module from to transpose interval shifts to some of the oscillator pitches. The drone over the top of them made for some mode changes which I liked.

The kick drum and paper snare sounds were gate triggered from the Q963 Trigger Bus.

A blend of the other STG Switch outputs are layered and sent through a Modcan dual delay for the main sequence line. A trigger mini-store controls an Oakley VCADSR envelope timing from these outputs. Decay and Sustain stages of the Oakley are controlled by rows from the Q960 sequencers.

Some of the sine wave pitched drones in the background are also tapped from rows of the Q960's. Their gate envelopes are managed by the Moon 563 Trigger sequencer and a few channels of the SSL Octal VCA and Expander.
Sound sources are Q106's, Dove Waveplane, SSL DDVCO and S1200 vco. The final signal train is through the Yusynth Arp 4072 low pass filter.

The Wavestate is played by hand with a patch I constructed called Malachite Temple.

Everything is summed to three channels on a Mackie mixer and recorded direct to Cubase. Video editing done in Final Cut Pro."

2 Minute Tour - Lower West Side Studio Part 3

Lower West Side Studio

"In this video we take a quick look at the synthesizers and other gear used by Lower West Side Studio"

Additional Lower West Side Studio posts

Yamaha CP30 & B.BOX FX Pedals (Ringmod, Auto-Wah, ModDelay, Fuzz, etc...)

Knobs & Switches

"Yamaha CP30 & B.Box FX Boutique Pedals working together"

1983 Vermona Sandy

via this auction

Cool car and property. Anyone know the model of the green car?

"Vermona Sandy Organ / Keyboard in Excellent Condition. Everything works perfect. No scratching sounds when using the potentiometers. Please look at the Video, it's an original Video I made with THIS instrument today.

54 keys, excellent Vibrato effect. 230 Volt Version, Guitar and LS Jack to connect with amplifier."

You can find demos of the Vermona Sandy in the archives.

Roland System 100M

via this auction

"This system consists of these modules: 110, 112, 130, 131 and M-140. The 191-J rack is a 220V model."


110 780596
112 961266
130 172480
140 052084
131 810175

Moog Grandmother 32-Key Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

via this auction


via this auction

Korg MS-10 SN 132645 w/ Original Box, Styrofoam & Panel Overlay

via this auction


via this auction

Waldorf Iridium - Polyphony, FM, Wavetables, Granular

Martin Stürtzer

"The Waldorf Iridium is a new synthesizer from WALDORF. It brings the infinite possibilities of the Quantum synthesizer to a more portable (and much more affordable) format.

In this video I demonstrate a few features and create a patch from INIT to show the workflow. The Iridium has 16 note polyphony (Quantum has only 8) which is good for playing piano sounds and pads with very long releases.

The first patch shows the FM engine (called Kernel) with a DX7 style piano sound. In the second patch I used three Wavetable oscillators with factory Wabetables. Then I import Wavetables from the SD card and use the sample / granular engine to create a new patch using an old sample from AKAI."

ROSSUM electro-music PANHARMONIUM // UNBOXING // No Talking


"UNBOXING the magical ROSSUM PANHARMONIUM feeding it with a sample of QU-BIT NEBULAE. Seasoned to taste with TIPTOP ZVERB.

SORRY: Sometimes there is an audible distorsion. It is not the PANHARMIUM, it is the clipping reverb unit."

Trippy vocal mangling.

【エレクトーン演奏】Baltimora - "Tarzan Boy" ・バルティモラ「ターザン・ボーイ」Maxi Version on Yamaha Electone D85 / D800


"Italo disco hit from 1985 - played on Electone D85 with external echo applied. Enjoy, and please forgive some missed bass notes ;)
#Electone #Italo Disco #80s"

Ravel "Ma mère l'Oye" cover by Korg Arp Odyssey


"'Ma mère l'Oye' by Maurice Ravel was originally composed as a 4 hands pianos part, lately arranged for orchestra.

5 movements in this score: 'Pavane de la Belle au Bois Dormant' is the opening movement.

Each part is played by a custom sound programmed on the Arp Odyssey re-issue by Korg."

MYSTERY SYNTH PICKUP - Keyboard From The Black Lagoon

Woody Piano Shack

"Please join us on a journey to the lake to pickup an incredible VINTAGE MYSTERY SYNTH!"

Fun synth adventure with Woody Piano Shack and his kids.

Sailor Moon - Moonlight Densetsu on Modular Synthesizer

Donghyuk Heo

"This is my wife's favorite anime theme song.

Pattern painting on video is my wife's work.


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

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