MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, December 31, 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Jean-Michel Jarre VR: WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE (NYE in virtual Notre Dame)


WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE (The Album) is out now

"In partnership with @Ville de Paris, and under the patronage of @UNESCO, Electronic Music pioneer @jeanmicheljarre teams up with French VR start-up VRrOOm to take us into the New Year with a Live-stream trailblazing concert-spectacular set in the virtual environment of the planetary landmark, Notre-Dame de Paris.

'Welcome to the Other Side' is a one-off exclusive, worldwide and open-to-all, free concert experience whose ambition, beyond celebrating the New Year in a futuristic and festive way, is to send a message of hope for 2021 and for the end of the dark times we are all going through this year: a digital and virtual invitation from Paris, the City of Light, vibrant metropole of the Arts & of Culture and home to the most famous cathedral in the world. Notre-Dame has a unique place in the collective imagination, it is a symbol of the strength and of World Heritage that binds us together.

Here is how to join the VR experience:

6DoF Concert:
- Download the VRChat app on Steam, Oculus or Viveport to watch the concert in virtual reality on all PC VR headsets, Oculus Quest and Quest 2 + link cable, or simply via PC
Once in VRChat, check the 'NOTRE-DAME CONCERT' icon in the WORLDS menu to access the concert. Attention, the world will be activated on December 31 at 11:23pm CET only (December 31 at 2:23pm PST).
Quest and Quest 2 users who are not equipped with the link cable will be able to access a lighter version of the concert!

6DoF After-party:
- Download the VRChat app on Steam, Oculus or Viveport to watch the concert in virtual reality on all PC VR headsets, Oculus Quest and Quest 2 with or without link cable, or simply via PC
Once in VRChat, check the 'NOTRE-DAME AFTER-PARTY' icon in the WORLDS menu to access the party. Attention, the world will be activated starting January 1 at 00:13pm CET only (December 31 at 3:13pm PST).
Many suprises await you in the after-party world!

3DoF Concert will be accessible inside Oculus Venues, from December 31 at 11:25pm to January 4."

Interstellar // No Time For Caution [Epic Synth Cover]

Amie Waters

"This was a Patreon chosen song that almost got lost to 2020, but I summoned all my energy and in a moment of impractical, love fueled madness, I was able to throw caution to the wind and pull one final cover out for you all. Thank you, my supporters and patrons, for keeping me going through this awful year."

#Jamuary2021 | Day 01 | Insomnia | MakeNoise Shared System + Shuttle

Cinematic Laboratory

"Last year many people around the world participated in the #Jamuary initiative. The idea is to share a jam - any jam on any instruments - each day in January 2021, and tag it with #Jamuary2021 so we all can find them! I am hoping we can unite the world again, and this time there's plenty of time to jam because of the lockdown. So feed your creativity and have fun as we wait for things to go back to normal.

This jam features a modular cover from Faithless' legendary Insomnia track which also features a small sample of Maxi Jazz, but mangled beyond recongnition with the Morphagene. On new years eve, nobody will be able to get some sleep!"

MIDERA | Inflection


"This was 2020 for me. Obviously the pandemic was the major story throughout the year, but it gave me a lot of time with my daughter - and I got to share a lot of special time with her that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise. So I am thankful for my time with her.

The first shot was from a trip my wife and I took to Duluth, a few weeks before quarantine. Even then we felt a sense of something bad coming. But we still went out and explored.

Anyway, here's 2020."


Featuring the Sequential Prophet-5. Additional posts here.

1979 ARP 2600, Omni-2, Piano and Quartet Infosheets

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the rest, including a couple from Roland and Moog.

ARP "From Jimmy With ARP"

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the write-up and additional scans.

"ARP 'From Jimmy With ARP' half-page black and white advertisement from page 41 in the June 20, 1974 issue of Downbeat Magazine."

Noise Engineering Spring 2018 - Live Modular Jam Session

Noise Engineering

"Another jam from the back catalog.

Gear List

- Jabara Sequent (prototype)
- Basimilus Iteritas Alter x2
- Cursus Iteritas x2
- Manis Iteritas
- Pons Asinorum (prototype)
- Mutable Instruments Clouds
- Xerest Dualis
- Xerest Numeri (prototype)
- Lapsus Os
- Mimetic Digitalis
- TipTop Circadian Rhythms
- The Mullet x2
- Extra Mullet x1
- The Mullet
- WMD/SSF Pole Zero
- Mezcal

Berhinger mixer for monitoring.
Sony PCM-M10 for conversion to the digital domain.
Panasonic HC-770 for video.

A quick eq/limiting pass in Reaper. No edits etc.

Noise Engineering | Get Out Of The Box

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Manual Advance by BENGE from the album ARPFORMS

zack dagoba

"The track is taken from my album "Arpforms" - every sound on the album was made on the Arp 2500!

2020 saw the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the ARP 2500. This video is an homage to this amazing machine

instagram: memetunestudio"

Download includes 12 page PDF booklet

"This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the ARP 2500

Introduced in 1970, the 2500 was Alan R Pearlman’s first commercial product, being sold under his company’s name Tonus Inc. Alan had come from an engineering background, having worked as a designer for a company providing equipment for NASA, which was used on the Gemini and Apollo space programmes. Indeed, some of the circuitry and hardware that was sent into space was actually used in the 2500 synthesiser, giving an indication of the quality and precision of the instrument he was responsible for creating

The team that developed the 2500 must have put much time and thought into the development of the system before it was finally put into production. Contemporaneous equipment consisted only of modular systems, and therefore the concept of the pre-wired keyboard synthesiser had not yet been formed, and the only instruments (other than electric organs) that were available were fully or semi-modular in nature

With the 2500 the decision was made to do away with the patch-cord method of interconnecting the various signals and control voltages, replacing them with a series of matrix-switches to make the connections. There are several advantages with this design philosophy, but there are also a few disadvantages which I will describe later. The biggest advantage I can see is that it makes patching the system very neat and tidy, there being no cables to work around when building sounds. On a conventionally patched system, the amount of cables can build up very quickly to become a mass of tangled wires, which can obscure the control surface and legending on the synthesiser, making it hard to see what is going on. On the 2500 the controls are always kept clear

BURG Session Template 05 - (Goodbye 2020 and Happy New Year!)


"If you like my music you can find it here and also please consider supporting me at patreon for as little as 1 USD


Album info:

Continuing my plans going into 2021 and the writing of my new album, with this i will be posting template jam sessions to YouTube from which I will base and recreate the final tracks. These jam sessions are in no way finalised tracks, but you will be able to hear the main ideas before i start fine tuning the details.

If you join my patreon there will be behind the scenes materials, bonus tracks, stems, sound packs from these sessions and also a possibility to remix the future shortlist single for my release. You will be able to follow the creation of the entire album from idea to final product.

Track info:

Session 05 is a bit more upbeat style track, the idea was to use the Erebus as main theme, to showcase its nice creamy features.. dub style together with the RE-20 space echo and a huge modulated reverb in the empress really hit the spot.

Also, i wanted to dial it back a bit and make it a tad more minimal than the other tracks. Running at 115 bpm it is still pretty dense, so i hope there is air enough between the sounds making it enjoyable.

Make sure to have a happy new year everyone, i hope that 2021 will bring more music and less chaos. Stay safe all and do something nice for someone today !! Peace !



* Erebus (sequenced by force), main theme + RE-20 space echo and empress reverb
* AKAI force, main kicks + percussion/stabs and sinus low end bass 1
* AKAI force also does the phaser string pads
* Elektron Digitakt, hhs, additional percussion and one dubby stab
* Elektron Digitone, melodies/strings
* Roland TR-707, closed HH and toms
* Avalon Bassline, square melody
* Volca Bass ( sequenced by force ) saw low end bass 2
* Volca Keys + MS70CDR , melody pad


* Furthrrr generator through Clouds, FM style melody controlled by Pressure points
* Intellijel Plonk, clap style percussion
* Intellijel / Noise Tools, White noise, hh style percussion + Ripples VCF
* MI Rings, random melody sequence
* Modulation by Pams, Quadrax and planar 2
* Eloquencer, main sequencer

All is recorded live in one take down on 2-track, Zoom H5. Post processing in DAW, compressor and limiter with Izotope 7 plugins."

Re-Start 2021 - more fun in twenty-one

SSM Curtis

Impulse Command Pandemic Version New Years Eve 2020

The Free Radikal

Cobalt 8M - 001


"my first try using my new Modal Cobalt8M in a musical context
first i created baseline-patch, recorded a loop of it and layered it with another patch and sequence on the Digitakt i created nice Beat"

Cobalt 8M - 002 - Chord Modes

"trying out different chord modes with an simple arpeggio-sequence
digitakt beat from previous video to make it more interesting"

Meng Qi : 静止 Static | 流动 Flow

Meng Qi

流动 Flow

"Link to EP :

2020 was a bumpy year. But there was a major achievement for me, which is the release of Wing Pinger and Wingie. For so long I've been dreaming of designing standalone synth, for that standalone synths convey more of designers' ideas and decisions. The release of Wing Pinger and Wingie are not just a graduation ceremony for me, it marks a starting point for new adventures.

In 2021, I have two major plans for me. One is several collaborative synth projects with synth designers I've admired for a long time. Once done, it'll fullfill my life goal in some way. Another is working with Annqi for a Chinese synthesizer podcast and WeChat social media, it's called 合成少数派 (Synthesize Minority). You can consider following it if you use WeChat.

At this moment, I would like to release an EP, it's called Wing Pinger Resonator Feedback. It was an experiment I've done in April, by using Ableton Resonator in the feedback loop of Wing Pinger. The thoughts behind was to use Wing Pinger chaos for timbers and dynamics, and to use Resonator to broadly hinting stable pitches. In this case, there is no need to worry about pitch quantization in a chaotic system, but "quantization" happens naturally with resonances. This method frees up the chaotic system, and at the same time providing stable tonal feels.

This experiment inspired me and actually gave me a new way of thinking. It's the start of designing Wingie, as well as a start for a very important collaborative project, and certainly means a lot to me. I choose the first day of 2021 to release it, as I concluded 2020, and start the new year fresh.

Wish all of you good luck in your future endeavours."



Also see SEGA「SUPER HANG-ON」より「Winning Run」を「TX816」で作りました♪

Goolgish translation for the video description (original Japanese further below):

Composition / Arrangement: NOZ
This song is inspired by a racing game.
Assuming that it can be used in SEGA's SUPER HANG-ON and OUT RUN, I finished the song for about 5 minutes.

This song was produced with the extended PLAY statement "EDPLAY" of FUJITSU FM77AV.
While playing the FM77AV's built-in OPN FM sound source YM2203, I play the YAMAHA CX11 FM sound source unit SFG-01 (YM2151) and YAMAHA RX21 connected to my own MIDI board via MIDI.
The CX11's SFG-01 has been converted into an FM sound module by TAINY SOUND MODULE, and the SFG-01's FM sound module YM2151 can be played with 8 multitimbrals.
The drum part uses YAMAHA RX21.
In other words, this song is played with YM2203 (3 FM sound sources & 3 PSG sound sources) + YM2151 (8 stereo FM sound sources) + PCM drum (9 tones).
For MIDI data, 11 parts of MIDI parts are transmitted from the MIDI board in the EDPLAY statement of FM77AV.
The remaining 5 parts are assigned to the FM77AV's built-in FM sound source YM2203's FM sound source 3 sounds and PSG sound source 2 sounds.
How long can you play 16 parts with the memory capacity of FM77AV? I made a test with the intention of exploring the limits.
As a result, I managed to complete the full chorus even though the memory was over.
The FM77AV can also be used as a 16-track MIDI sequencer by using the extended PLAY statement "EDPLAY", so it actually has great potential.
Those who like FM synthesis, those who like racing games, those who like SEGA, those who are interested in SYNTHWAVE, please listen ♪



Original Japnese:

Super Rare Orgon Enigiser Routable Desktop Synth

via this auction

"Super Rare Orgon Enigiser in excellent shape.

Previously used in pro studio.
Will go into service/check in 2021, so it can be enjoyed for years without issues.
More pictures will follow.

You will receive:

Orgon Enigiser Modular Synth
Custom Erica Synths PSU
Manual (Copy PDF)
Power Cord
Ocsidance Invoice including 3 months warranty
Service Report"

You can find demos of the Orgon Enigiser, including some from Bostich, in previous posts here.

Roland Boutique TB03 Computer Controlled 303 Bass Line Synth

via this auction

Synthstrom Audible Deluge

via this auction

"All-in-one, stand-alone, portable synthesizer, sequencer and sampler designed for the creation, performance and improvisation of electronic music. This machine is in fantastic condition and includes the original power supply, user guide, USB cable and an aftermarket carrying case."

Intellijel Rainmaker

via this auction

"Make It Rain... Or Shine
Cylonix and Intellijel are at it again with a combination rhythm and comb delay module. The Rhythm Delay allows individual control of any or all 16 taps—set timing, level, pan, filter type, cutoff and Q on each tap. The Comb Delay opens up further possibilities for complex comb filtering, along with resonator or reverb effects. Bring some light showers or something more torrential to your rack."

Electrotechnique TSynth v4 Synthesizer Kit

via this auction

You can find demos of the TSynth v4 in previous posts here.

"A complete bill of materials (DIY Kit) to create your own TSynth, based on the latest Teensy v4.1 Microcontroller. All the parts you need will be provided, but some basic knowledge of soldering and using the Arduino IDE are required to complete the build.

MFOS Weird Sound Generator

via this auction, also on Reverb

Nice looking build.

MFOS Weird Sound Generator.
led color: matte white
output: 3.5mm jack
size: 120x100x55mm
9V DC (may be powered by a 9v battery)

REON Driftbox J Limited [Very Rare] VCA & CV controller / Programmable Joystick

via this auction

"Driftbox J is the first VCA-CV controller + sequencer in the series, assuming a combination of a Driftbox S / R Synthesizer and an external device such as a sequencer. Two large joysticks control the CV output on the X axis with VCA on the Y axis. Although oscillator is not installed in Driftbox J itself, by inputting audio and CV / GATE / MIDI signal from the outside, it is possible to change the level and pan without changing the audio signal groove, output the processed CV It is possible to manipulate parameters of other Synthesizers.


2 Joystick VCA controller

XY dual CV controller
2 C manual CV output control and attenuation
2 channel programmable CV sequence output
16 steps · Program memory

Step input and manual / loop input

MIDI / GATE synchronization

Master / slave operation with gate pulse signal
Slave operation by MIDI


Gate In/Out
Audio In (2x)
Audio Out (2x)
CV-A / CV-B 1ch /2ch"

12/31/2020 / Verbos Electronics / Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Takeyuki Hakozaki / Pollypraha

17- The Arturia PolyBrute- The Matrix Part B


"Here is the second part of a two-part video exploration of the functionality of the matrix present on the Arturia PolyBrute. As it focuses on functionality, there is relatively little audio-related content or performance.

The theme for this demonstration was recorded by multitracking the Arturia PolyBrute in order to provide the various parts necessary. The drums were assembled out of loops from Apple’s GarageBand.

This video was funded by the Patreon supporters of Automatic Gainsay. Support the creation of this video and all of the Automatic Gainsay videos that have helped you by becoming an Automatic Gainsay supporter on Patreon!"

AutomaticGainsay Arturia PolyBrute posts

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

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