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Friday, September 30, 2022

New Innerclock Systems SYNC-GEN 3MX Universal DAW Sync Interface Eurorack Module

Modular Synchronisation

via Innerclock Systems

DAW > TX Start Latency: Zero
Voltage Clock TX Jitter: < 20uS
Voltage Trigger TX Jitter: < 20uS

Sync-Gen 3 RX socket x 1
Sync-Gen 3 THRU socket x 1
Trigger TX socket x 2
Clock TX socket x 2
Transport Pulse TX socket x 1
Run TX socket x 1

Clock TX Rate rotary select x 1 [4 / 6 / 8 / 12 / 16 / 24 / 32 / 48 / 64 / 96 PPQ]

Trigger TX Rate rotary select x 1 [1 / 1i / 2 / 2i / 3 / 4 / 4i / 6 / 8 / 8i TPB]

Trigger Pulse Width rotary select [1ms ~ 20ms]

Operation Status LEDs - Input Level / BPM / Run

Transport TX Mode switch - V Trig / S-Trig

Pulse on DAW Start switch - ON / OFF
Pulse on DAW Stop switch - ON / OFF

Start / Stop Momentary mode switch - Normal Open / Normal Closed

Mac/Win - 64bit VST2 VST3 AU AAX
Integrated DAW transport follow
Sync-Shift: 1 ~ 32 16th intervals
Global swing: 50% (off) to 75% (maximum)
Global swing interval: 8 / 16
Global pattern rate: 0.5 / 1.0 / 1.5 / 2.0
Active bar edit: On / Off
Selectable pattern length: 1 ~ 8 bars
Bar swing interval: 8 / 16
Bar rate: 0.5 / 1.0 / 1.5 / 2.0
Pattern Save / Load/Reset
Adjustable swing blur
Manual force stop and quantised manual re-start
Sync push and drag against DAW grid adjustable +/- 4096 samples
MIDI controller assignment and real-time MIDI learn

See for more info and additional sync solutions.

Innerclock Systems Sync-Gen II & 3 Installer Updates

via Innerclock Systems

"Sync-Gen II Installers (Mac/Win) now updated to Version 4.0 - for older Sync-Gen IIPRO, LE and LS models

VST3 Build added, Mac Silicon Native and Monterey support, Windows SSL Security Certificate, iLok


"Sync-Gen 3 Installers (Mac/Win) now updated to Version 1.0.6 - for new Sync-Gen 3LX and MX models

VST3 Build added, Mac Silicon Native and Monterey support, Windows SSL Security Certificate, iLok"

Exploring Syntakt's Song Mode with KORG Volca Keys

video upload by Patchwerks
Demo by: EZBOT
Video by: Matthew Piecora ( EZBOT), Steven Ly (Project 32)

AFX Sample Brain Jam V1

video upload by Richard Devine

"AFX Sample Brain Jam V1

Check it out here free:"

SOON: Tempo-synced Randomized Effects for Organelle!

video upload by Critter & Guitari

"New Organelle patch coming soon!"

Oberheim OB-X8 Review - Sonic LAB

video upload by sonicstate

"A loving recreation of the classic OB era poly synths, the OB-X8 is an 8-voice analogue poly synth with the core functionality of the OB-8, with two Oscillators per voice, CEM3320 based 2-pole filter (with OB-X, OB-8, OBXa and SEM configurations), X-Mod , two Envelopes and LFO.
Its intended to be a modern - eg useable without continual servicing required.
Its also the first return for Tom Oberheim to make an instrument under his own name, and in collaboration with Sequential was one of the last projects Dave Smith was involved in.
So it has a lot of legacy. We take a look...."

Launchpad Hip-Hop Jam

video upload by NovationTV

"A quick hip-hop inspired jam on our Launchpad X.

Launchpad X is our essential 64-pad MIDI grid controller for Ableton Live. It gives you everything you need to make music. Launch, play and perform your sounds and build your tracks using the large, super-sensitive RGB pads, dynamic note and scale modes, and mixer controls. That’s not all, Launchpad X includes sounds, instruments and effects from AAS, Softube, XLN Addictive Keys, and Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette- plus membership to Novation Sound Collective.

With Launchpad X, you’re only limited by your own imagination.

--- For more information on Launchpad X:"

SynthFest UK 2022 Coming to Sheffield Saturday 8th of Oct

via @WeAreNovation

"SynthFest UK 2022 takes place in Sheffield on Saturday 8th of Oct '22 (10:30am – 6:30pm).

Join us 🙌 for a great day out for all musicians, whether a pro, semi-pro or hobbyist! Our stand will be located at: L32

Tickets via -

#synthfestuk #synthfest"

Phase the Funk (DAWless setup, 70s Synth Funk, Roland MC 707, Sequential Take 5, dreadbox Typhon)

video upload by Space Cheese

"Hello there,

A quick friday jam - with some funky phaser synths and a poor psycho key solo :D

Enjoy and have a nice weekend!

Best Stepahn"

Pro Synth Network LIVE! - Episode 130 with Bob Coover of Groove Synthesis!

video upload by Pro Synth Network

"Music Technology Discussion with Rob Puricelli, Ben Simpson, Kent Spong and our very special guest, Bob Coover of Groove Synthesis!

This week we're delighted to welcome Bob Coover of Groove Synthesis, a new synth company that launched this year with their debut product, the utterly fascinating, gorgeous sounding and award winning '3rd Wave', an unashamed and unabashed homage to the late, great PPG Wave but with so much more besides. We'll be digging into the the inspiration for this machine, the credentials of those behind it and why wavetable synthesis is currently enjoying a long overdue renaissance!"

See the Groove Synthesis label below for more. You can find an earlier interview here.

Korg Volca Sample 2 : Tips and Tricks : Best Sampler under 200$ ?!?

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Our Pal Wes takes us for a ride down memory lane with the Volca Sample 2 !
Check out an in-depth look on the blog :

This wonderfully fun little sample sequencing box has been the backbone of many fun jams over the years so today we're shining a spotlight on what Wes claims is
'the best sampler under 200 bones'"

Improv #28 for VCS3, Arp 2600, Moog Voyager and Vietnamese Gong

video upload by R. Reger

"Original soundscape for analog synthesizers."

DX5 Playing RAF "Self Control" (Laura Branigan vers).

video upload by DX5

"An excellent Italo dance anthem, composed by Raffaele Riefoli (RAF), Giancarlo Bigazzi and Steve Piccolo, covered here with the arrangements featured on Laura Branigan's version (which includes a lot of DX7 on it). The electric guitar doesn't fit much as on the original song; sounds a bit dimmed on the intro. I should have post produced it a bit more, but just did this on a hurry :)

Gear used:
Roland JP8000 (Slow attack filtered intro chords).
Kurzweil PC1x (Sampled guitar, fill chords, fast attack distorted sound)
Roland JX8P (filtered pad).
Emu Emax 1 (Programmed bell type sound, directly sampled from my DX7, including a second layer for the extra verse).

Backtrack previously recorded, track by track, on Pro Tools. Including Roland TR808 (intro drums with some random miliseconds delay) and a Yamaha DX7 for the bassline.
Peformed here by DX5 Jose Maria Bara."

What Do the Different Colors of Noise Mean? (analog noise comparison)

video upload by Poorness Studios

"This video comes directly from a subscriber comment. I used the Steady State Fate Quantum Rainbow to let you hear & see the different colors (white, pink, red, grey, blue, & purple) of analog noise.

Intro - 0:00
White Noise - 1:33
Pink Noise - 2:10
Red Noise - 2:35
Grey Noise - 3:07
Blue Noise - 3:34
Purple Noise - 3:54"

Modular Gang Becomes a Module

Press Release follows:

Modular Gang teams up with KOMA Elektronik to bring you a limited edition Dual Discrete VCA module. Modular Gang Founder Rachel Lyn was inspired by the aesthetics of vintage appliances and early electronic test equipment like the old control room tucked away in Berlin's Kraftwerk building. There is something nostalgic, electric and timeless about analog circuit design and murky pea mint. Big dials, old control room feel and lines to function played a major part in Rachel's inspiration.

For the final touch, Rachel adds a flower LED which will be an individual colour for each module. The flower represents her connection to nature and is a porthole to influence your music making. The flower does not only capture this concept but also that of Flower Power. The belief that war is wrong and that people should love and care for one another. A symbol to promote peace and love as a means of changing the world.

GIVEAWAY via Modular Gang's KOMA’s website...

EVENT on October 6th / KOMA Elektronik X Modular Gang (HQ Tour, Live + Workshop). More info here

Quick Dive – COBALT8 Firmware V2

video upload by Modal Electronics

"With the new Firmware V2, COBALT8 is set to unleash even more creativity for musicians, producers and sound designers indulging in classic and contemporary synth sounds in their creative process."

Modal Electronics COBALT8
Firmware v2 Now Available

– Modal Electronics COBALT8 Firmware v2 boosts extended virtual-analogue synthesis with new features and workflow improvements –

Bristol, UK - 30.September 2022. Modal Electronics, a leading global synthesiser manufacturer, has just released an all-new firmware update for their feature-packed COBALT8-Series synthesisers. COBALT8-Series firmware v2 redefines the sound and functionality of Modal Electronics’ extended virtual-analogue synths by adding various new forward-thinking features to inspire the creativity of musicians, producers and sound designers.

New in Firmware v2
With the brand-new Vintage parameter and Oscillator Free Run, COBALT8 adds more vintage and classic synth capabilities. The Vintage setting alters the organic fabric of the advanced virtual-analogue algorithms by emulating the behaviour of vintage synths’ technical imperfections, where certain tuning and other variations were introduced into the sound generation. Oscillator Free Run is a feature known from analogue synthesisers and, when activated, adds to the sonic flexibility of COBALT8. ‘Classic’ Synth sounds are so much more alive with the vintage, and free run parameters ensuring every key press is slightly different than the one before.

A whopping 27 new filter types increase the already impressive arsenal for creative sound design with COBALT8 Firmware v2. The list includes 2-Pole State Variable Filters, various Lowpass, Bandpass and Highpass Ladder Filters with drive, combinations of traditional filter types with Notch characteristics, and much more. The new filters unlock even more classic synth tones and expand COBALT8’s experimental capabilities with the more complex filter outputs to create sounds that no one could imagine before. For all new filter types featuring Drive, the Morph control allows for dialling in the right filter drive amount to taste.

The new Cutoff Scaling patch parameter unlocks improved filter cutoff behaviour with three distinctive modes to increase creative performance and sound design options.

Note-to-Cutoff Scaling can now track with full accuracy in one of two new modes; Relative, and Bipolar. These modes can be tailored to match your preferences on a per-patch basis. The original note-to-cutoff characteristics remain available in Legacy mode.

Additionally, COBALT8 Firmware v2 includes 14 powerful new effects. Harnessing our flexible processing distribution system, some of the new additions harness the power of two effects slots for more sonic power and depth. The V2 Reverb is great for adding a little bit of space to a sound, huge near-infinite reverbs, and everything in-between. Creative sound gourmets will also enjoy the new Phaser v2, Compressor, Three-Band EQ, Unisoniser, Utility and additional Drive effects, giving enough options to give custom patch creations a final, production-ready touch

With the new firmware, the programmable Arpeggiator receives new Arp Directions to inspire musicians and producers. Firmware v3 also improves the capabilities of the OLED display, the Audio In quality, the gain staging of the audio output and much more. For a full list of new Features and Improvements, we recommend the Release Notes, available on the product’s web page.

Firmware v2 is available as a free update via our MODALapp software.

Roland Jupiter-X/Xm – “Symbiosis” Soundset 64 massive presets

video upload by LFOstore

"Attention: ZenCore Model JD800 Required!!!

'Symbiosis' is a fourth chapter from our Jupiter Xm/X preset series dedicated to JD-800 ZenCore model expansion released by Roland!

Sounds are here:

Jupiter Xm/X is a complex machine containing all Rolands best & historical synths in one portable and affordable combine!

After "Symbiosis" soundset for Roland Cloud,Zencore version, JD-08 boutique & JD-990
we made this sounds for Jupiter Xm/X

We had put all our effort for the “Symbiosis” and make 64 massive & deep presets with velocity & mod wheel controllers approved.

Inside the pack:

Beautiful deep strings & pads
Space Soundscapes
Rhythmic Elements
Ethernal & oriental plucks
Edge Leads

Also we made special EQ settings – These settings are giving more vintage and warm tone.

By Nick Klimenko aka Chronos, a creator of 'Organica' for Waldorf Blofeld & 'WS Universe' for Korg Wavestation

Instructions are included.

Our presets are ready to go in your tracks in every genre of modern electronic music."

Update: also for the Juno-X:

Roland Juno-X – “Symbiosis” Soundset 64 massive presets

Drum and Bass Live Set! - All New, All Hardware - 4 Tracks

video upload by Electronisounds Audio

"I made this set for Clownfest 9 online music festival. It took about 2 weeks of solid work to build. There are 4 tracks in total, with completely different hardware being used on each track. Here's a breakdown of the hardware I used:

Polyend Play (main sequencer)
Polyend Tracker
Elektron Syntakt
ASM Hydrasynth
Roland SPD SX Drum Pad
1010 Music Bluebox Mixer

AKAI Force (main sequencer)
Huge, custom Eurorack system

Elektron Digtakt x2

Another large, custom Eurorack setup, this one built around the Erica Synths Techno System

(The DJ mixer for tracks 3 & 4 is an Allen and Heath XONE:DB2)

0:00 Track 1
5:25 Track 2
8:30 Track 3
13:17 Track 4

#dnb #drumandbass #junglist

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


5 Modwave Patches

video upload by DATABROTH

00:00 Bouncing Envelope Trigger
02:00 Kaoss Expression
03:05 Generative Sequencing
04:05 Drip Generator
05:35 Lush Pad
"Check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon"

Vintage 1970s EML Electrocomp 101 Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

video upload by ebay-peahix

via this auction

"Vintage 1970s EML Electrocomp 101 Semi-Modular Analog Synth Synthesizer. This one is in average used shape cosmetically - study all pics closely for details. The stickers should be easily removable. Functionally it's in good working order, having been serviced by a qualified tech a few years ago. Since then the main issue is that the calibration has drifted, so that will have to be scaled in order to play standard in 12-tone equal temperament. This should be a relatively straightforward process for a qualified tech. The keys all play smoothly and trigger cleanly/correctly. Note that this is the earlier version without the "SEQ" (aka CV) input, and it doesn't otherwise have any mods to accept standard CV. I'm not aware of any other mods to this unit either. I'm not the original owner, so I don't know the full history of it.

The demo video features some simple demo tracks I produced with this synth awhile back when it was still mostly scaled well. All sounds except drums and police scanner noises are from the EML. I used the trigger input for rhythmic sync with my sequencer, and played the notes manually on the EML keyboard as the sequence ran. After that is a bunch of noodling, some of which I recorded when I created this listing in Sept 2022. It's not very "musical" but will give you a sense of the range of sounds this synth can make. I did very little/basic manual patching for this demo- the range of sounds you can get with manual patching is even more varied."

Elka Synthex w/ MIDI

via this auction

"ELKA Synthex excellent condition. All original, with original rare stand and super-rare original Elka Synthex road case (wood/steel). Carefully kept at home, no-smoking, first owner, minor signs on wood, perfect panel. 100% working, some years ago was overhauled by Eng. Mario Maggi in person, who also replaced the battery and did an improvement in the final output stage! Local pick-up preferred, in Napoli (Italy). It has original MIDI."

Alesis A6 Andromeda 61-Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer w/ Original Box

via this auction

Korg MS2000B Synthesizer Vocoder

via this auction

Ensoniq E-MU Halo Keyboard 64 Voice Synthesizer

via this auction

"Words from the manual. Manual not included. Can be easily downloaded.

Upgradable Sounds:
Halo contains a new collection of presets designed for music composition in a wide variety of styles.These sounds are rich in harmonic texture and a perfect complement to the Z-plane filters. Halo contains three additional, user-upgradable sound SIMM sockets, allowing you to mix and match sound sets according to your needs. New sounds can be added as easily as plugging in a new 16MB or 32MB SIMM module. Each sound set has been
meticulously crafted to be the finest of its kind. Samples are expertly matched across the keyboard and perfectly looped to create realistic instruments which form the exceptionally playable presets.

1024 Presets & more:
Halo contains 512 user presets and 512 factory ROM presets, but it can be expanded with literally thousands of ROM presets. (ROM presets are automatically added when sound SIMMs are installed. As an example, a 32 MB SIMM may contain up to 1024 ROM presets.) Halo’s Sound Navigator makes it easy to find the exact sound you want. It’s powerful, yet simple to use.

Vintage 1970s Teisco synthesizer 100F SN 0599

via this auction

Pt.3 - Multimode - Isla Instruments S2400 Video Manual

video upload by Isla Instruments

0:00 Intro
0:25 Multi Mode
4:12 Multi Mode Sync
7:48 Outro Jam

Isla Instruments S2400 Video Manual

The Ancestors - Mother32, Mother32, DFAM & Digitakt

video upload by Ehsan Gelsi

Bad Gear - Roland Aira Compact T-8

video upload by AudioPilz

"Welcome to Bad Gear, the show about the world's most hated audio tools. Today we are going to talk about the Roland Aira Compact T-8. Is the tiny groovebox a worthy competitor to Korg's iconic Volca range and can it be that Roland is a little late to the party?"

00:00 Intro tune
01:06 Overview Roland Aira Compact T-8
01:19 Drum Sounds, Hidden Sounds
01:54 Mono Synth (TB-303 Emulation)
02:09 FX (Reverb, Delay)
02:24 Sequencer Basics, Accents
02:59 Button Combinations, Menu Diving
03:08 Probability, Sub-Steps (Ratchet), Step Loop
03:31 Hidden Sound Parameters (Snare Snap,...)
03:50 Overdrive (straight from Rotterdam;)
03:59 Sidechain Effect
04:19 Manual
04:27 Limitations
04:52 Portability (Size, Battery, Mix In,...)
05:26 Hate
05:47 Jam 1
06:42 Jam 2
07:45 Finale
08:11 Verdict
09:14 Patreon Vocoder Shoutout


video upload by Bastl Instruments

"Stream the track here:

If you have any problem with the update please visit this link:"


"This video will show you how to update your SOFTPOP SPII to the new DIGITAL VCO FIRMWARE step by step."

Schlappi Engineering ANGLE GRINDER / ingenious vco, lfo, filter & distortion / extensive playthrough

video upload by BRiES

"In this video about Schlappi Engineering's ANGLE GRINDER I demonstrate the different aspects of the module seperately, before throwing it all together in a gritty mayhem of waveshaping and feedback.

ANGLE GRINDER is a versatile piece of gear that can be used to create, shape and mangle audio as well as CV signals. The filter sounds really nice and clean if you back off all the feedback and modulation, but once you start adding the GRIND section to the mix it can produce rich CV controllable distortion. If you use ANGLE GRINDER as a VCO or LFO the linear and exponential FM inputs provide plenty of modulation options. The quadrature LFO outputs can bring life to patches and by adding feedback you can change the shape of the generated sine waves drastically. You can even use ANGLE GRINDER as a make-shift sequencer."

Schlappi Engineering ANGLE GRINDER posts

Audiovisual Piano Jam (iPad + Roli Lightpad Block)

video upload by Perplex On

"Playing some piano sequences using #roliblocks #lightpad loaded with #pressurecafe script which sends notes to the iPad loaded with #purepiano and #decentsampler and a few fx. The same midi notes are used to trigger the visuals made with #visualsynthesizer @Imaginando using my preset 'Blinds' that comes with the recent Retina Refill preset pack."

Cherif Hashizume | A Tale of Two Prophets | Prophet-5 V

video upload by Arturia

"Between his improvised live performances, sharing his passion and knowledge on modular gear, and his stunning collaborations with the likes of Jon Hopkins, Brian Eno, and Kelly Lee Owens, Cherif Hashizume is a sound explorer in every sense of the phrase. In this interview, we discover his approach to inspiration, his favourite sounds, and his take on V Collection’s reimagined Prophets."

Jomox Alpha Base - Post Ambient

video upload by Cave Way

"Finally found some time to create.... its been awhile. Ive been exploring the MPC live drum probabilities (which Ive been asking about for a million years) and the results found their way into a track. I call this Post Ambient Spa Music, enjoy."

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Barry Schrader Lost Analog on the Buchla 200

See my extensive 2015 interview with Barry Schrader here. You can find additional posts featuring Barry Schrader here.

Press release follows:

Barry Schrader has announced the release of a new album, “Lost Analog.” This is a collection of previously unreleased works Schrader composed between 1972 and 1983 on the Buchla 200 synthesizer, aka The Electric Music Box. This album of definitive works of West Coast electronic music serves as a companion collection to Schrader’s famous “Lost Atlantis” release, widely regarded as a benchmark for classical electronic music works. The “Lost Analog” album contains music from the film “Death of the Red Planet”, the complete versions of “Bestiary” and “Classical Studies”, and an electronic suite of three movements from “Moon-Whales and Other Moon-Songs.”

The release date for “Lost Analog” is Friday, October 28, 2022. The limited-edition CD and the digital tracks will be sold on Bandcamp, and the tracks will also be sold on all major online music stores. Until then, you can hear previews of the tracks at

“…the music outsynthesized Tangerine Dream in its hypnotic electronic coloration.” - New York Times review of “Death of the Red Planet"

“Schrader's music has fascinatingly subtle shifts of color and volume. The listener could wrap himself in a development of metallic sounds seamlessly transformed from speaker to speaker, a delicate but penetrating pulsation of notes woven with a music-box effect, or a melange of dizzying, sliding, wind rushing patterns that make the revving-up of a jet plane seem demure.”
- Los Angeles Times review of “Bestiary"

Those interested in getting the CD or digital download should sign up on Barry Schrader’s “Follow” mailing list on Bandcamp before October 28 in order to get special offers when the album is released.

Morton Subotnick Documentary Completed

First announced back in 2017, the upcoming Morton Subotnick documentary has been completed.

Subotnick: Portrait of an Electronic Music Pioneer

We are thrilled to announce the completion and world-premiere screening of “Subotnick: Portrait of an Electronic Music Pioneer” (or “Subotnick” for short), our official bio-documentary on revered avant-garde music composer, and electronic music pioneer, Morton Subotnick. We could not be more proud of the film, and can’t wait to share it with all of you. We also take great pride in the fact that Mort has given his full approval of the finished film. We are truly humbled by that!

Our world-premiere screening for the film will take place in early-November at a very special event. This is truly going to be a night for the history books, and you can expect full details in an event announcement next week.

About the film:

Through a series of candid interviews and illuminating conversations with key figures from his past and present, Subotnick provides an overview of this fascinating composer’s rich life and uncompromising career. Over 5 years in the making, Subotnick is a first-hand account, and an artistic portrait, of this seminal composer, who’s approach to art, and outlook on life, reveal a unique thinker with a fiercely individualist streak. The film narrative moves along two parallel lines; exploring a year in his life as he creates and shapes the multi-media chamber opera “Crowds and Power,” while simultaneously exploring his past — going back in time to his days as a child prodigy on the clarinet, his disastrous stint in the army during the Korean War, founding the San Francisco Tape Music Center, and culminating in his breakthrough recording of “Silver Apples of the Moon,” the world’s first electronic music composition specifically created for the record medium. Featuring several live performances from around the globe, captured in glorious surround sound, and augmented with innovative liquid-light psychedelic effects, Subotnick is a multimedia experience that highlights and celebrates one of the world’s most influential living composers.

An update for our Subtonick Indiegogo supporters:

For those of you who contributed to our Indiegogo campaign for Subotnick, please check your inbox (/spam folder) &/or log in to your Indiegogo account, to read a more extensive update on the film's completion, and for those of you still waiting on delivery of an Indiegogo perk (namely, the film itself, whether on a physical disc, or a digital download), the update includes information about that as well.


Subotnick will premiere on November 3, with a truly special screening / live performance event at the legendary and historic Kino Babylon theatre in Berlin, presented alongside CTM Festival and Ableton. Morton Subotnick, now 90 years old, is not only the subject of our documentary; he will also be taking part in an audience Q&A alongside Subotnick’s director, Robert Fantinatto, and finally, treating us to a rare live A/V performance of “As I Live In Breathe,” in collaboration with longtime visual collaborator Lillevan.

Event info:

3 November 2022 at Babylon Berlin (
Doors 18:00, start 19:00
Tickets (premiere screening + performance): 28€ / 14€ reduced Ticket

19:00 World premiere screening of Subotnick: Portrait of an Electronic Music Pioneer
20:45 Q&A w/Morton Subotnick & director Robert Fantinatto, moderated by Lisa Blanning
21:45 Morton Subotnick & Lillevan – As I Live and Breathe live A/V performance

About the concert: Morton Subotnick & Lillevan – “As I Live and Breathe”

Between 1961 and 1980, Morton Subotnick’s principal work as a composer was devoted to the development of electronic music as a studio art. The first four years of that period were spent with Don Buchla designing and building an appropriate instrument with which to make music specifically for recorded formats, to be heard in one’s home. The work which brought Subotnick celebrity was Silver Apples of the Moon (1966-7), which marked the first time an original large-scale composition had been created specifically for the disc medium – a conscious acknowledgment that the home stereo system constituted a present-day form of chamber music. Later, Subotnick began creating works for electronics and instruments and large-scale multimedia projects. In the last decade, technology has made it possible for him to bring equipment onto the stage and perform in public.

The work technique and process of the last decade of his creativity has resulted in As I Live and Breathe, which Subotnick feels will be the ultimate fulfillment of his public performance; one of the last, if not the last, of his public performance works. Centered around Subotnick’s breath – which becomes ever more musically and visually ornamented, only to end with a single, exhaled breath – the work is meant as a musical metaphor for the composer’s life in music.

Quincas Moreira Live at Knobcon X

video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"I opened Knobcon 2022 with this short modular performance.
(Thanks STG!)"

Lo Rez - A Modular Mez

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"Early morning patch inspired by strong coffee and the desire to patch some of my favourite filters; CGS49 Dual Wasp, M401 Multimode Filter / Resonator, SEM VCF, Discrete Ladder Filter and ARP 4072 clone. Oh, and a TLN-442.


Gated reverb made easy \ Quick Tip

video upload by Omri Cohen

"Here is the full video about sound design ideas with Plateau -
Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -"

Nei-Nei X Launchpad // Novation

video upload by NovationTV

"Shanghai based singer-songwriter Nei-Nei performs her track 'High Island Launch Wave' live in situ.

Combining nature inspired themes with hypnotic electronic beats is a core part of what defines the music of Nei-Nei, an indie singer-songwriter from Taiwan who currently lives in Shanghai. In her latest original work, ‘High Island Launch Wave’, she takes technology to nature to create evolving rhythms while connecting deeply with her natural environment.

Song Credit: High Island Launch Wave
Arranger: Nei-Nei
Producer: Nei-Nei / abeewu
Sample Credit:
Lyrics & Composer: Nei-Nei
Arranger, Mixing Engineer & Producer: UJ He

Launchpad Pro [MK3] is our most powerful 64-pad MIDI grid controller for producing: both in Ableton Live and with your hardware. It gives you everything you need to create and perform your tracks.

--- Discover more about Launchpad Pro:

--- Discover more from Nei-Nei
IG - laiyutung_neinei

NetEase Music -
Bilibili -"

Cover with Circuit Tracks & OG Circuit with Retro Futurism Sound Pack

video upload by A Force Truly Evil

@Sequential OB-6 DKS Collection (Custom Patches) | No Talking |

video upload by DKS SYNTH LAB

"You can buy these 30 sounds here:"

GROOVE SYNTHESIS 3RD WAVE - Sounds, Patches & Presets | Synth Demo

video upload by synth4ever

"Groove Synthesis 3RD WAVE synth sounds & patches demo. In this demo, I showcase various sounds, patches & presets from the new 3RD WAVE digital/analog advanced wavetable synthesizer from Groove Synthesis including pads, arps and others.

The 3RD WAVE synth is a very powerful wavetable synth inspired by the PPG Wave 2.2 and 2.3 synthesizers from the 1980s. It features 24 voices and 4-part multi-timbrality, 3 oscillators, 2 filter (1 analog LPF, 1 digital multi-mode SEM), 4 LFOs, 4 envelopes, 6-stage wave envelope, digital effects (2 per part), custom wavetable maker tool, sequencer, arpeggiator, 16-slot mod matrix, linear FM, glide, unison, 4 stereo outputs, audio input and more.

The Groove Synthesis 3RD WAVE sounds beautiful, lush and is fantastic for ambient soundscapes and other hybrid sounds thanks to its wavetable technology. The 4-part multi-timbral capabilities also enable massive stacked sounds, or evolving timbres over time thanks to layered parts.

This video was filmed at Groove Synthesis headquarters. To learn more about the Groove Synthesis 3RD WAVE advanced wavetable synthesizer or buy the synth, visit .

- Watch interview w/ Groove Synthesis about the 3RD WAVE:" [posted here]

CHD-4 - The Drum Machine with Congenital Heart Disease

video upload by Love Hultén

"CHD–4 is a unique drum machine and a collaboration between Love Hultén, Teenage Engineering and Hjärtebarnsfonden. The device is based on echocardiograms from four children with congenital heart disease, printed from real hospital check-ups. Each ECG has been decoded into patterns based on its individual shape, pace, and BPM. These four heartbeat patterns are transformed into a four-track circular sequencer. Each sequence – or 'heartbeat' – can be played separately or together to produce a wide arrange of sounds. Each heartbeat can also manually be offset in relation to the other(s) in order to explore soundscapes further and create unique rhythm patterns.

CHD–4 was created to raise awareness about Congenital Heart Disease, which is the world's most common birth defect among children.

For additional information:"

CHD - 4 - Prototype testing

video upload by Love Hultén

Mutated Mutant Synth Jam (Sequential Pro 3, Prophet X, Moog Matriarch, Eurorack)

video upload by MKDVB

"Synths: Moog Matriarch, Sequential Prophet X, Synthstrom Deluge, Sequential Pro 3, Eurorack Modular (Instruo Lubadh, Mutable Instruments Beads)
FX: Meris / Chase Bliss CXM 1978, Hologram Microcosm, UAFX

Thanks to the original MK in MKDVB, Matthew Kretzmann , for the awesome psychedlic visuals in the remix video. 🫶"

Noise Engineering Virt Iter Legio Stereo Oscillator Demo

video upload by Red Means Recording Ambient

"A demo of the new stereo oscillator from Noise Engineering. It started as software, but now it's hardware. Also, some hardware is now software. What a world.

Hardware Oscillator:
Software (Free!):"

SPO vox allophone CV control

video upload by Polaxis

"Demo to illustrate how the allophones from the SPO256AL2 can be chosen, triggered and processed in real-time

See this page for more info :"

This board host the vintage General Instruments SP0256-AL2 aka SPO256-AL2 Narrator IC that was popular in the 1980s.

The SPO256-AL2 produces all the 59 phonemes of the English language.

It has a very recognizable 8-bit metallic sound.

These phonemes are individually addressable and can be chained together to create words or small sentences.

Our board adds two absent functions on the chip: pitch or inflection control and volume control.

The chip allows looping the last phoneme to generate interesting noise or steady MIDI notes.

MIDI control
MIDI note ON (first phoneme on note 36)
Pitch Bend (can be used while the note is ON)
Volume CC7 (can be used while the note is ON)
CV control


Pocket Operator with iPad ios app Chantlings - some tips

video upload by myVolts

"I've been training my own personal backing singers for the @teenageengineering Pocket Operator, the wonderful #chantlings! 👍✨.So, the setup is... Audio is coming from my Pocket Operator, it is then inputted to the mic in on the iPad (chantlings is made for singing into, but with a simple channel splitter you can play anything into it). 😋✨.The output end of the iPad audio splitter is then sent to the little fender speaker on the desk. 🔊🔉✨.I even tried plugging a tula mic into the PO input, the audio came through nicely and the "chantlings" harmonized well with my attempts at singing. 😜👏✨.I initially tried chaining two POs and inputting them, but there seemed to be a good deal of signals, the chantlings did not respond all that well. I then plugged both POs into a mickxer and got a much better response..Note the whole setup was mobile powered with our ReVolt and Ripcord USB cables. 😁✨.Also our delicious Candycord audio cables are on show. 🍭💖😁✨"

Generative ambient/IDM with GLITCH MACHINES plugins

video upload by DATABROTH

"Today's stream will be focussed on Glitch Machines plugins, these plugins are almost built with exactly this in mind. We'll probably be going a bit more textural and glitchy today

"Check out my wavetables and presets at
join my Patreon"

Spitfire Audio Fractured Strings - A New Force Of Nature

video upload by Spitfire Audio

"Award-winning composer Paul Thomson takes you to the edge of the world and beyond with Fractured Strings. Created in collaboration with Hans Zimmer’s prestigious scoring collective Bleeding Fingers Music and London’s finest string players, this small ensemble library features an eight-piece string ensemble and two soloists, brought to life in the unparalleled acoustics of AIR Lyndhurst Hall, complete with 15 signal paths.

Fractured Strings introduces an innovative approach to articulations that delivers inspirational surprises through intervallic performances and new modal colours with unparalleled depth and realism. Introducing our brand new Scale Mode technology, these sophisticated, emotive movements and textures reflect the intricacies, patterns and contrasts found in natural phenomena — as heard in BBC's #FrozenplanetII.

Explore Fractured Strings here -

00:00 - Trailer
1:00 - Interview with Bleeding Fingers Music
7:02 - Walkthrough
7:47 The Scale Mode
10:38 - The Articulations
15:40 - The EVO Grid
19:33 - The Seventh Reach
21:10 - The Solo Instruments"

And the press release:

"Spitfire Audio works with Bleeding Fingers to forge FRACTURED STRINGS as a new kind of chamber string library introducing a novel approach to articulations

“Early on in the process of scoring Frozen Planet II, we looked at the patterns of splintering ice and the individuality of snowflakes; in creating FRACTURED STRINGS, we worked closely with the Spitfire [Audio] team and London’s best players to represent these natural phenomena in musical performances — creating a toolkit that became the foundation of our score for the show.”

- Frozen Planet II composers James Everingham & Adam Lukas, 2022

LONDON, UK: created in close collaboration with Bleeding Fingers Music, the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award-nominated composer collective, hand-selected and mentored by Hollywood hotshot Hans Zimmer (as a multi-Academy Award- and GRAMMY® Award-winning film composer of some serious standing), sound-specialising British music technology company Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of FRACTURED STRINGS — itself introducing a novel approach to articulations as a new kind of chamber string library featuring a 10-piece ensemble inspired by the Arctic and brought to life in the unparalleled acoustics of Lyndhurst Hall in London’s legendary AIR Studios, served up as an AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-compatible (NKS-supporting) proprietary plug-in with 15 signal paths and infinite intervallic possibilities, designed to infuse any gestures, leaps, and cellular motif anyone might compose with warmth, colour, and humanity — as of September 22…

Being billed as a journey through Earth’s frozen worlds, home to unique and remarkable wildlife, it is little wonder that Santa Monica, CA, USA-based Bleeding Fingers Music were looking for a library that could not only support scenes of frozen silence but also scenes of action, tension, crisis, and drama when composers Hans Zimmer, James Everingham, and Adam Lukas started scoring the small screen wonder that is Frozen Planet II, the 2022-broadcast British nature documentary series co- produced by the BBC and The Open University as a sequel to 2011’s Frozen Planet. Putting it this way, James Everingham and Adam Lukas collectively comment: “Early on in the process of scoring Frozen Planet II, we looked at the patterns of splintering ice and the individuality of snowflakes; in creating FRACTURED STRINGS, we worked closely with the Spitfire [Audio] team and London’s best players to represent these natural phenomena in musical performances — creating a toolkit that became the foundation of our score for the show.”

Serious demands demand serious solutions, so a small section of London’s finest string players were brought by the Spitfire Audio team tasked with bringing Bleeding Fingers Music’s requirements to life in the unparalleled acoustics of Lyndhurst Hall — home to many a blockbuster film scoring session by Hans Zimmer and many more — in London’s legendary AIR Studios. The ten players concerned closely collaborated with the Bleeding Fingers Music team and Spitfire Audio’s own collective of composers, conductors, and engineers there to create a vast suite of intricate decorations, leaps, and swells.

So who better to formally introduce the finished FRACTURED STRINGS, then, than Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson — truly no stranger to the wonderful world of music-to-picture scoring himself as an English composer for film, television, and video games, as well as a music technologist to boot: “This is our latest collaboration with Bleeding Fingers [Music], and it is a set of unique and original content made for the BBC show Frozen Planet II. It showcases a huge amount of string articulations and gestures — wispy, ice-y, ethereal fragments that we have never before recorded, and that you can't play very easily with existing string libraries.”

K-Devices Magma - VST3 / Audio Unit - memory warper and propagator

video upload by kdevices

"Launch offer: 19,00€ instead of 39,00€ until November 1st.
Get Magma:

Magma can grab incoming audio and twist its presence throughout time, blend it with its past self, unravel its most recondite shades and control its weight in space, creating everything in between dark drones, shimmery textures and weird percussive timbres.⁠"

And the press release:

K-Devices releases Magma as VST3 and AU memory warper and propagator

Arvieux, France - September 29 2022. K-Devices, developer of creative music tools, has released Magma, a new audio effect, as VST3 and Audio Unit plugin for MacOS and Windows.

Magma is an audio effect that generates sound textures by blending past and present: at the very crossroad between a micro-looper, a granular engine, a sustainer, and a sound warmer, Magma can squash sounds with reverb-like big shaking auras, or sprinkle air and make lines ethereal.

Magma continuously records the incoming signal in a short buffer, it then plays back the content by blending different moments in time, creating a texture. User can set the density and the persistence of the texture, that can sound as a reverb, an infinite sustain, a sort of spectral shadow, creating everything in between dark drones, shimmery textures and weird percussive timbres.
Several parameters let user sculpt the texture: an EQ section, a Temperature knob (a specifically designed distortion adds a noise-based amplitude modulation on higher values), and a Mid/Side knob to handle its weight in space.

Magma is a sound processor with its very own character. Magic when paired with acoustic sounds, it can transfigure all kind of sources in unexpected ways: it will react differently, according to the input.
It can either magnify or disintegrate.
Magma can be molten lead, screaming metal, frozen wind.

Conceived for the most adventurous sound designers, Magma can give sounds a new identity.

== Totem/ Series ==
Magma is the first plugin from totem/ series by K-Devices: unconventional audio effects coming in a compact format, easy to use, at a lower, convenient price.

Buchla 200R 5 Row Modular System

via this auction

"Buchla 200R customized 5 row modular system Including original Buchla 297 module, As well as the listed Eardrill, Sputnik, Verbos and Roman f built modules in a JRB Folding studio cabinet with plenty of patch cables and output cables. Below is the list of modules from top to bottom left to right. All modules have been priced out from 3-5 years ago prices and rarely pop up for sale.

Top row
**Verbos model 258v dual oscillator
**Source of uncertainty model 266 roman f
**Triple envelope model 230
**Dual voltage controlled filter model 291
**Dual voltage processor model 257
**Frequency shifter model 285

Row 2
**Orig buchla Infinite phase shifter 297 model 200.1
**Mixer preamp model 207
**Quad function generator model 281
**Quad lopass gate model 292c
**Quad function generator model 281
**Quad lopass gate model 292c

Row 3
**Programmable specteral processor model 296 (romanf)
**Programmable complex waveform generator model 259
**Harmonic oscillator model 262v

Row 4
**Ear drill pendulum ratchet model 077
**Sequential voltage source model 246

Bottom row
**Verbos Quantize shift register model 263v
**Sequential voltage source model 245r
**Touch controlled voltage source model 216"

Roland Jupiter-8 12-bit Version w/ Encore MIDI

via this auction

via Wikipedia: "There are claims that early models had unstable tuning, mainly due to DAC board resolution. Beginning with serial number 171700, the 12-bit DAC was upgraded to a 14-bit DAC. This increased the resolution of the CV voltages that control the analog circuitry. The soldered-in battery typically lasts ten years or more, ranking these boards among the lowest-maintenance of their generation."

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 rev. 3.2 bundle with Polysequencer SN 6018

via this auction

"Optically and technically excellent Vintage Prophet 5, fresh from revision by an expert! There will most probably be no Prophet 5 in a better condition! Together with an ultrarare Polysequencer of Sequential Ciruits and a hardcase."

Oberheim TVS Pro

via this auction

"This black Tom Oberheim TVS-Pro -- or Two Voice Pro-- is in immaculate condition with no issues whatsoever.
Both SEM's tune perfectly and hold well through hours of use. As you can see, the patch panel really expands the capabilities allowing you to route velocity to different places for example.

Tom Oberheim himself said these were made from the exact same schematics and electronic parts values from the originals. While I haven't tried this myself, apparently an original SEM from the 70's can work if you swap them out.
I have used it mostly in "dual mono" mode for the world's best stereo mono synth lines. Duplicating the settings on both SEM's make this a huge stereo sound since each SEM is analog and slightly different. It is in my top 5 synths of all time.

There are less than 100 of these in existence and perhaps the best version of a Two Voice.
This one has been used in my non-smoking studio professionally since 2016, with no issues whatsoever.
It has the final firmware updates: Keyboard v24a and Seq v30 from 2018
It will come with original manual, and power cable."

Oberheim SEM Patch Panel SN 0906

via this auction

Oberheim OB-8

via this auction

"This is a page 2 version, where features are factory-printed in blue."

Roland Jupiter 6 Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

"Was fully Serviced by Bell Tone Synth Works Philadelphia, PA ( Oct /2021 )"

Korg Polyphonic Ensemble PE 1000 Owners Manual

via this auction

Maestro USS-1 SN 1558

via this auction

"Super Rare, Tom Oberheim designed Maestro USS-1 Universal Synthesizer Unit. Bought this in 1992 and it all worked then, but its been in storage all these years. Powers on and Waveform, Filter, Sample/Hold and Phase working well. Envelope and Subharmonic hard to tell. A first envelope sliders looks unconnected but is there and Sensitivity slider too is missing. Has a bypass toggle switch added by previous owner. Working sliders are really tight but probably just need some WD-40 as they used to work."

Do not spray WD-40 into your synths.

Korg EX-800

video upload by SyntheticMachines

"Two multitrack demos made with the Korg EX-800
The EX-800 is the desktop version from the well known Korg Poly 800.
As always a multitrack recording with some fx.

00:00 - 00:45 Intro, EX-800 + XO drums
00:46 - 04:33 part1: EX-800 + Roland TR 606
04:34 - 07:14 part2: EX-800 + Roland TR 626"

■ /[ ATTN: new signal incoming ]/ ∿ ■ - New Cherry Audio Synth Coming Oct. 6

video upload by Cherry Audio

"Cherry Audio's next original synthesizer is just around the bend.
And it's coming on October 6, 2022."

Keyboard Mag. March '96 | The X-Files

video upload by Espen Kraft

"Keyboard Magazine issue March 1996 with its main article/feature about the X-Files. Maybe the most detailed feature in any issue. Interviews with Mark Snow and all the other people involved. I go through this entire issue in today's episode. Lots of ads as well."

Espen Kraft Keyboard Magazine posts

Make An Oldschool House Beat

video upload by Norand

"This video is the first one of the series 'Shed Beats' where we showcase how to make various kind and style of electronic music from scratch using some Norand tools.
In this video we use our currents two product : Mono for the beat and Morphos for the bass and bleeps."

Teraverse Sequence Three

video upload by VirSyn

"Two sounds from Teraverse manually morphed via modulation wheel, sequenced with Fugue machine in AUM"

AudioThing Dials - The Massive Sound Of Vintage Test Equipment

video upload by HAINBACH

"You all have been asking me about making a test equipment based filter plugin, and now its here! Together with @AudioThing I developed DIALS, an experimental channel strip. Based on a classic American passive band-pass filter and a modified German broadcast transmitter, DIALS brings you the massive sound of test equipment music in plugin form. Whether you want to mangle signals in broad strokes or finely sift through frequencies, DIALS has you covered. If you desire to tread further, it becomes an instrument unlike anything else.

INTRO PRICE: 49$/€ REGULAR 79$/€ (offer good until end of October)

"Take a trip to the outer reaches of music production with the Hainbach Bundle. LoFi radiations from a Cold War wire recorder, the rotating madness of the Radiophonic Workshop, metallic resonances from 1930s France, Stockhausen-esque feedbacks, or a trip through Noise in all its forms, the Hainpack is as steeped in history as its full of modern music tools."

Almost ready! #staytuned #eurorackmodular #eurorack #stopmotion

video upload by Arcaico Instruments

"Our Arcaico 'Dominus' is almost ready, stay tuned"

Osi-Op : Stereo Patches : Vaemi (Eurorack)

video upload by Vaemi

"Hello everyone Today we will be making stereo patches with Osi-Op. There are actually many ways to do this. We will now look at ways we can do it with just oscillators.
First of all, the 1st oscillator will be staying in the middle and playing the lowest frequency sound. The 2nd oscillator is panned to the left channel and the 3rd oscillator to the right channel. If we specify the amount of pan, we can say that 75% left and right panned. Apart from the random differences of the oscillators, we can say that changing the Waveshape Output with PWM settings and sometimes giving the opposite movement as a mirror of a movement to two opposite channels creates a very nice stereo image. While doing all these with basic waveforms, I also tried to create small differences between the right and left channels from time to time with Thru Zero FM. Now let's hear the results together.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Moog One - Equinox Vol.1 Patches

video uploads by Orano Music

"Moog ONE - Equinox Volume.1 is a bank containing approx 180 new sounds for your Moog one, these are split over 117 brand new patches, not only containing sounds but every sequence you hear in the demo videos

Patches available now at


isto_syo draft 2||Distorted jam in Pure Data

video upload by Akunull

"Coded and synthesized in Pure Data, source available:"

BugBrand Chirper

via this auction

Hohner String Performer

via this auction

"This is about as lush sounding as string machines get! The Hohner String Performer is one of the unsung heroes of the synth world. It allows blending of its different voices: Violin, Viola, Cello, Clavichord, and Piano. It also has a lead mode, implementable in its various voices. Other great features are individual sound outputs, sustain pedal input, and built on lit."


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

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