MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, August 14, 2023

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Monday, August 14, 2023

The first recording with Minimoog synthesizer - Sun Ra – ‘My Brother The Wind’ (1970)

video upload by George Greene

"The first recording with Minimoog synthesizer (Model B prototype) - Sun Ra And His Astro Infinity Arkestra – ‘My Brother The Wind’ (1970)

In 1969, Sun Ra had recorded on Moog Modular synthesizer at the New York midtown studio of Gershon Kingsley. Those recordings were issued on My Brother the Wind, Vol. 1 (although it was not titled 'Vol. 1'— it only achieved that reference after 'Vol. 2' appeared). The following year, drummer Tommy Hunter arranged a meeting between Sun Ra and synth pioneer Robert Moog in upstate Trumansburg, New York. Bob and his crew were testing prototypes of the Minimoog at that time, inviting Sun Ra to explore its sounds. A recording of this test session was made and, although not originally intended for commercial release, partly released many years later in 1992 (My Brother the Wind, Vol. 2, CD tracks 7-11: The Wind Speaks, Sun Thoughts, Journey to the Stars, World of the Myth 'I', The Design - Cosmos II). But more significantly, it was during this visit that Moog loaned Sun Ra a prototype Minimoog (Model B), several months before the commercial instrument (Model D) was introduced in March 1970. Ra immediately added the instrument to his repertoire of keyboards, later acquired a second, and featured the Minimoog prominently on many of his recordings of the early 1970s. Sun Ra sometimes played two Minimoogs at the same time to achieve a duophonic synthesizer sound.

#ElectronicMusic #SunRa #Minimoog #MyBrotherTheWind #BobMoog #Synthesizer

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You can find dditional posts mentioning Sun Ra and the Minimoog here.

You can find Sun Ra – ‘My Brother The Wind’ on Amazon here.

Found this one updating this old post, after posting AutomaticGainsay's The History of the Minimoog Prototypes. Down the rabbit hole I went...

8/14/23 Technosaurus Cyclodon sequences Microcon + CXM 1978 (Kenting)

video upload by Cfpp0

The Hypster pt 4

video upload by Ian Fritz

"Demo of chaotic control of four synth patches"

Brinta granular sampler good for cinematic

video upload by errorinstruments paul tas

"Brinta granular samper . Pre-sale starting a shipment beginning of September. if you want to be on the list contact. . To be sure for more information about this and demonstration see @errorinstruments #errorinstruments @rocket_not thank you very much. #eurorack #eurorackmodular #sampler #noisemusic #cinematography #cinamatic #soundscape #sounddisign #soundinstallationart"

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge: Attack of the Trolls

video upload by SynthAddict

Angry trolls invade, but they are quickly subdued by huge drums and aggressive synth tones… after dancing like fools they are calm at the end. :-)"

The History of the Minimoog Prototypes

video upload by AutomaticGainsay

"If you've ever been curious about the genesis of the Minimoog, this series found on the Automatic Gainsay Patreon page, Automatic Gainsay: The Wavewrights, is for you. The series explores the history of the development of the Minimoog as well as the individual distinctive functionality found on the prototypes."

"Here is the URL that gives you access to this amazing content:

The synthesizer music in this video was created with a multitracked 1974 Minimoog."

If you feel like going down the rabbit hole, click here for a search on Minimoog Prototype. You'll find some interesting bits from the archives. Then click here for results sorted by date, most recent to oldest. Unfortunately blogger doesn't support a sort by oldest to newest. Check out this DIY Minimoog from 1975, and Sun Ra's prototype Minimoog.

Novation Peak Ambient & Glitch Demos by Onyx_track

video uploads by Onyx_track


1. Novation Peak | Ambient 3.0 #novation #novationpeak
"Here’s a sequence from #octatrackmk2 straight to the peak."
2. Novation Peak || Octatrack MKII. Glitch drums - Ambient music

3. Novation Peak sequenced by Octatrack MKII with Arturia Keystep || Ambient & Electronic live set
"Hi All, Thank you so much for watching my videos. I know this one is too long but Is my first attempt using Octatrack as a sequencer. I spent last 2 days figure out how the arpeggiator works and I had so much fun. Please see the last part of the video, it's all about arpeggios and delays. Happy to chat more if you have any question about this set up!"
4. Novation Peak - Octatrack MKII || Glitch Ambient music @NovationTV
"Exploring new territories withe these two beautiful instruments."
5. Octatrack MKII | Novation Peak.
"Lately I’m enjoying glitching on the Octatrack and heavy pads on the peak"
6. Novation Peak || New patch idea

7. Novation Peak || arpeggio improvised with Octratrack MKII
"Nothing special here, just trying to understand this machine"
8. Novation Peak || Ambient 2.0
"Exploring this beautiful synth and building some ambient patches"
9. Novation Peak - Ambient patch ideas

10. Novation Peak - Ambient #novationpeak
"First 15 minutes with the peak..."

Novation Peak - BASS sounds - Easy to make! & Some Creepy Drone Sounds

video upload by MisStepProject

"Experimenting with the Novation Peak to make some cool Bass synth sounds. The novation is being controlled by REASON DAW."

Novation Peak Creepy Drone Motions

"Experimenting with the Novation Peak to make some sweet droney sounds that swell and have motion. I might end up using this as the opening track to my album (in progress).
BIG Thanks to Robin for letting me borrow the Peak!!"

Novation Circuit Tracks - play

video upload by DomikDomik


Novation Circuit Tracks - improv

Vanderson - Novation Supernova II chillout/downtempo/electronica demo

video upload by ॐ Vanderson ॐ

"my another Supernova II multitimbral sound demo,
I'm using all eight parts , sequenced from Elektron Octatrack
No additional processing, all sounds recorded directly from Supernova audio out."

Oldschool Goa Trance played on Novation Supernova II Live performance

"Today I tried to record track only on my Supernova II Rack.
All sounds/effects coming from Novation Supernova,
I used all eight tracks in multi mode. Track is sequenced from Akai Force."

Vanderson - First Impressions on Waldorf Kyra

video upload by ॐ Vanderson ॐ

"My first demo on Kyra - Virtual Analog Synth by Waldorf.
All sounds coming direclty from Kyra analog output (without additional processing). I'm using Roland MC-707 as sequencer."

Vanderson - Sunday Chilling with Waldorf Kyra chill trance downtempo

"Chill trance fun with Waldorf Kyra
All sounds coming from Kyra except drums from MC-707
Hope you enjoy !!!
Thanks for watching."

Patch from scratch with Synthesis Technology in VCV 2

video upload by Omri Cohen

Want to learn Modular Synthesis? have a look here -
Interested in more patching techniques and ideas? Have a look here -

Here you can find the Synthesis Technology collection -
Here is the final patch -

00:00 - Introduction
00:26 - Kick
06:33 - Noise layer
09:09 - HiHats
12:29 - Snare\Clap
16:12 - Drums through a comparator
19:00 - Mid/Side processing
21:30 - Sequence
26:54 - Macro controls"

Digital Cymbal

video upload by George Benton

"I took an MKS50240 Top Octave Synthesizer IC (TOS) and copying from a Lowrey Organ circuit from the 80's made a Digital Cymbal noise Generator.
Lowrey D350. The MKS50240 is obsolete as far as I know. If anyone can source them put it in the comments. I hope to do a part 2 when finished."

Kind of like the EML Polybox.

Guitar + Regen

video upload by Synclavier Digital

"The Synclavier II was used heavily by guitarists, back in the day, including Frank Zappa, Sting, Mark Knopfler, Pete Townshend, Chris Currell, Pat Metheny, and others.

Regen can be used in much the same way, and this video highlights two Guitar to MIDI options on the market today.

Links for more info:

Video Contents
00:00 Introduction
00:53 Guitar MIDI 2 Setup
04:09 Guitar MIDI 2 Demo
07:20 Fishman TRIPLEPLAY Setup
11:49 Fishman TRIPLEPLAY Demo
15:25 Conclusions"

@loopop testing new UNO Synth Pro X by IK Multimedia #shorts #synth

video upload by Synths & Machines

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 rev 3.2 - Seven Sketches

video upload by Polydata

"Seven improvised sketches with seven different patches."

Introducing the Stylophone BEAT

video upload by Stylophone


"Introducing Stylophone BEAT, the ultimate pocket-sized drum machine for music lovers on the move!

Create captivating beats and basslines anytime, anywhere – no drumming experience required!

Mix and match 4 drum kits and 4 bass sounds, from classic sounds to real beatbox samples, and craft your unique sound effortlessly.

Stay in time with the automatic tempo lock, record multiple layers, and mute sounds for endless beat-making fun!"

Dirtywave M8 Tracker : hardminimal jam (w/ prj data & free macrosynth patch) #HMSF2023

video upload by Freaky Tweaky

"You can download the project data and macrosynth patch data used in this video from here."

Gimu | M-Audio Venom virtual modeling synth PreSonus iTwo audio interface -

video upload by Superteclados

"Gimu - Theme from the album: KOEYAI by VICHERVAL
available here:

Made with:
M-Audio Venom virtual analog modeling synth
Full Bucket BucketOne VSTi
Daichi Synth1 VSTi"

Elektron Analog Heat MKII Stereo Processor w/ Original Box

via this auction

Update: auction link directly above fixed. Moving this up to make sure people see it.

Note, this is a supporting member listing.

One more pic of the unit previously posted here. Note the price has been lowered.

Access Virus Rack B 2000 SN H10000941

via this auction

Moog Prodigy SN 5047x

via this auction

Kraftwerk - Spacelab (1978) [Cover by Synthfluencer]

video upload by Synthfluencer

""Spacelab" was published by Kraftwerk in 1978 on their 7th studio album 'Die Mensch-Maschine' (The Man Machine). The album is one of Kraftwerk's best-known and most successful releases and is considered a milestone in pop history. Alongside the top hits 'Die Roboter' and 'Das Model', 'Spacelab' is also one of Kraftwerk's most iconic songs. The song received special attention when Kraftwerk performed it during their 2018 tour in Stuttgart together with German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who was live from the International Space Station (ISS).

With the cover, I stick to the original version as far as possible. I only added the radio announcements at the beginning and in the middle of the song. The musical structure is not very complicated: I play the lead voice with the Kawai S-100F synthesizer, which is about as old as the song. The prominent pad is played by the Behringer Pro-800. The strings I played with the Waldorf Streichfett. The bass arpeggio is a layered sound I created with the Behringer Model-D, the deep filter bass with the Behringer Neutron. The vocoder voices are self-recorded with the help of the Yamaha MODX. At the beginning you can hear the Behringer PRO-1.

In addition to my own recordings, I use audio, video and picture material from the NASA archive ("

Behringer Introduces Non Cloned Vocoder V16 Eurorack Module

via Behringer

"We’d like to share an exciting new project. We designed the first iteration of our powerful 16-band Vocoder for Eurorack. This is a prototype only but we can hopefully deliver this product within the year.

For all who believe we can only do clones - this is not one of them:-) Fully developed in house by our marvelous and passionate engineers.

What’s your level of interest?"

Amnis by Ritual Electronics - A few things you can do with a Shift Register!

video upload by

"Today I'll be showing some cool stuff to do with Amnis, by Ritual Electronics. Amnis is a small but very feature packed Shift Register, that can generate 8 gates and 4 voltages simultaneously from one clock and on "data", that can be pretty much anything.

Have fun!"

Coral & Keystep - Poly control with 1 CV & Gate

video upload by OXI Instruments

"In this example we’re sending v/oct and gate signals from the Arturia Keystep. Coral is set to Poly CV mode (the alternative mode is Unison).

POLY CV means it will allocate a different voice every time it reads a new note on the v/oct input.

Thanks to this feature you can play strummed chords, pads with long decayed notes and of course, arpeggios with only 1 v/ocv and gate signals."

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

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