Showing posts with label MOTM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MOTM. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Sequencer Therapy - October 17 2023

video upload by John L Rice

"I just felt like playing with a sequence for my peace of mind. Not as good as hugging a dog, but better than nothing! 🤓😁 Klee sequencer built by Megaohm Audio is shown. Off screen the usual modules: Synth Tech MOTM-300 VCOs, MOTM-380 LFO, Moon 517 VCF, Oakley/Krisp1 VCAs, STG Envelopes, Modcan 55B quantizer and 73B delay, Club Of The Knobs C969 clock, Strymon and Lexicon reverb. #modularsynth #sequencer #electronicmusic"

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The Room Outside Of Time 2

video upload by John L Rice

"A quick one I should have spent more time on, and also should NOT have spent ANY time on, but I wanted to record a bit of it for the memories! 😅

Unlike a lot of my recent complex sequencer experiments this one only uses 5 steps of a single row of one Moon 569 sequencer! The CV out is patched into a Synth Tech E102 Quad Temporal Shifter (shift register) and the 4 outputs go to 4 voices, each consisting of a MOTM-300 VCO, saw out to a Happy Nerding FM AID, to a Moon 517 VCF and finally to a Oakley Dual VCA. VCF and VCA modulation was from a Club Of The Knobs C911P poly EG and the FM AIDs and VCFs got additional modulation from a Krisp1 OCTO LFO. Effects are from the usual Strymon BigSky and Timeline pedals and Lexicon MX400 rack. I used the Roland A-88 keyboard to transpose the sequence via a MOTM-650 module and the bassy-lead was played on an Expressive E Osmose keyboard."

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Paul T Schreiber of Synthtech / MOTM Retires From The Synth Business

"After 27 years, I have retired from the synthesizer business. I still have a #day_job which will last until Dec 1st. The last set of 16 modules shipped to Patchwerks in Seattle, including the last E520 Hyperions.

Is there a chance someone will buy my IP and continue the product like? I keep hoping. Thanks to everyone who were friends and customers."


The man behind MOTM and Synthtech/Synthesis Technology retires. Paul Schrieber was making modular synths in the MOTM 5U format before eurorack took off. He essentiall started his own format, 5U in height like Moog's MU 5U but different. See this old post for a pic of different modular formats. He made his modules available in both DIY and finished form. You all should be familiar with MOTM and Synthech if you are regulars of the site. If not, see the MOTM and Synthech labels for posts over the years.

Since the launch of this version of MATRIXSYNTH back in 2005, there have been a total of 831 MOTM posts, and roughly 367 Synthtech posts, including this one. I say roughly as there was another Synthtech that made the Chroma Cult - Rhodes Chroma MIDI Interface, that shares the Synthtech label I used to get the count. The first post to mention MOTM dates back to This EAR post on July 30, 2005, the second to MOTM Madness - Featuring Yamaha GX1 Filter clone on August 4, 2005. Sadly the mp3 linked there is gone. People let their sites go unfortunately. The first post to mention Synthtech is the Epic Son video by John L Rice from back on August 2, 2011. His designs also made it into non modular synths like this Studio Electronics Omega 8 w/ MOTM CS80 & 440 Filters.

Wednesday, August 02, 2023

SysEx Dumpster - Episode 44 - a conversation with Paul Schreiber

video upload by Sysex Dumpster

via SysEx Dumpster

"In episode 44 of the SysEx Dumpster podcast, Paul Schreiber of Synthesis Technology and MOTM fame reluctantly joins us in the dumpster to discuss stealing aircraft grade aluminum, jamming out to Synergy, restoring vintage audio test equipment, reverse engineering the Midiverb, and life after eurorack.

This episode was recorded in July 2023. SysEx Dumpster is hosted by Dave 8cylinder, Nick Vasculator, and Greg VanEck. Intro and outro music by Greg VanEck and Dave 8cylinder."

Video description:

"Paul Schreiber of MOTM and Synthesis Technology fame reluctantly joins us in the dumpster to discuss stealing aircraft grade aluminum, jamming out to Synergy, restoring vintage audio test equipment, reverse engineering the Midiverb, and life after Eurorack.

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This episode was recorded in July 2023.

SysEx Dumpster is hosted by Dave 8cylinder, Nick Vasculator, and Greg VanEck.

Intro and outro music by Greg VanEck and Dave 8cylinder."

Saturday, July 29, 2023

A Eurorack Orchestra controlled by Ableton through Hermod 8 midi channels

video upload by Rudetee

"Ableton Live controls the Hermod 8 midi channels.Solo

With the Therevox"

Thursday, June 08, 2023

Some Random Osmose Noodling With Simple Sequence

video upload by John L Rice

"Just messing around with my Osmose keyboard while a simple modular sequence plays. The Osmose patch was called snared and the modules for the sequence were an MOTM-300 VCO, Oakley/Krisp1 Dual VCA, and a STG Envelope. #electronicmusic #modularsynth #expressiveeosmose"

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Synthesis Technology MOTM: My First Ambient Encounter (Mother Of The Modulars)

video upload by Piotr Garbaczonek

"Thanks for watching!
I had a difficult time getting the sound into Pro Tools, so I ended up recording everything extremely quietly with a number of clicks, which I tried to eliminate in RX after recording. Aside from that, I added some more processing to make the ambient drone experience more pleasant. I'll try to record it with more attention and comprehension the next time. Otherwise, for the actual patch, I just used everything this system had to give, and surprisingly the synth stayed in tune because the room I was working in was 53 degrees Fahrenheit, and I wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible after getting one take done. Till next time!
#motm #moog #ambientmusic

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Loud Ripping Modular Synthesizer Lead Patch

video upload by John L Rice

"Turn It UP! 😁

Noisebug store in Pomona CA made a nice trade with me for some gear so I picked up a second Synthetic Soundlabs Tube VCA to do stereo patches with them, something I’ve wanted to try ever since I got the first one! The patch is pretty simple, just a MIDI keyboard into a Synthesis Technology MOTM-650 interface to create CV and gate voltages, a Noise Engineering Cursus Iteritas Magnus VCO's audio output mult’d into the two SSL Tube VCAs, the separate outputs of a single STG Soundlabs Envelope Generator in 'Pyramid Blaster' mode modulated the Tube VCAs, and three outputs of a Marienberg Devices Sine Phase VCO is modulating the Cursus VCO via a couple Q125 signal processors."

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Unplanned Modular Noodle July 22 2022

video upload by John L Rice

"The lead sound is a combination of a @mellotronfactory M4000D and @yamahasynths_official FS1R. Modules used: @synthesistechnology MOTM-300 VCOs, MOTM-650 MIDI to CV (for transposing the sequencer only), and E102 Quad Temporal Shifter, @moonmodularhq 517 VCFs and 569 sequencer, Oakley Dual VCAs, @cluboftheknobs_synthesizer C911P poly ADSR and C969 Euclidean clock/divider, and Modcan 55B quantizers. Effects used were @strymonengineering BigSky and Timeline pedals and a @lexicon_pro MX400.

#modularsynths #mellotronm4000d #5umodular"

Monday, July 11, 2022

Synthesis Technology E370/371 Prototype

via this auction

"Functions well

Received this in trade and do not have the finished module, so I'm unsure how close this is to the final model, appears on the surface to have one less input of modulation and a simpler display.

Currently behind a 19" metal panel to allow for standard rackmounting but could be easily adapted to a custom case. Connects via an included header adapter to standard Eurorack power"

Friday, March 04, 2022

355 2010 Before the Flood

video upload by Boele Gerkes

"Various sampled MOTM modular wave forms, shaped and played with two Waldorf Blofelds.
Drums from various samples."

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Modular Wall Sounds Symphonic?

video upload by John L Rice

"I was working on this patch and was going to possibly do a longer video for it but my MOTM-650 MIDI to CV module died unexpectedly (it was in that now empty slot) so I just recorded a quick bit of the patch before go eat a bunch of food to drown my sorrows . . . 😑 #shorts #modularsynth #electronicmusic"

Friday, January 21, 2022

M.U.A.D. - Improv 14 - Live at Berkeley Bobs Coffee Shop 1/14/2022

video upload by O.Z. Hall

"The Modular Units of the Analog Domain (M.U.A.D.) performed live at Berkeley Bob's Coffee Shop in Cullman AL 1/14/2022. We finished our show and the audience requested an encore. This is the completely unrehearsed, ad hoc, on the spot, ( you catch the drift ) improvisation."

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Renaissance Music on Synthesizer

video upload by Elhardt

"This is old stuff I did back in 2004. All sounds synthesized and performed on the Synthesis Technology modular synthesizer. They are various short pieces from a book of German keyboard music, if I remember correctly. I'll be in the process of making Youtube videos of my older synth work over the next several months so that more people can hear them."

Friday, December 18, 2020

The Modular Remedy - Lost in the Loop (MOTM Box)


Saturday, July 11, 2020

SynthTech / MOTM 5U Modular Synth

via this auction

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Venetian Snares creating Traditional Synthesizer Music

Published on Feb 20, 2020 N. Senada

"Around the time of making his masterpiece album, Aaron Funk uploaded short videos from his studio to Instagram. Here's a compilation of all clips posted before, during and after the album recording. Modular Synth Madness!!

You can find additional videos by Venetian Snares here.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Polyphonic 1974 Minimoog

Published on Nov 25, 2019

I was thinking, that ain't no "mini" Moog, then I realized the Minimoogs are racked on the right.

"Demo of polyphonic Minimoog model D
Using a MIDI keyboard and a MOTM-650 MIDI to CV converter. The second revision oscillator board has separate CV pitch input modification to allow 3 note polyphonic playing.
Works quite well and retains the original Minimoog voice while allowing the oscillator intervals to be selected via a keyboard."

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The SynthSummitShow: Paul Schreiber Synthesis Technology E520

Published on Nov 10, 2019 Ken Flux Pierce Fluxwithit

"Synth designer and all around electronics guru Paul Schreiber returns yet for another interview. here to discuss his latest product the E520 Hyperion Stereo effects processor which will soon be up on kickstarter! tune in and join the live chat as we discuss this exciting new product."

Fluxwithit Paul Schreiber videos
SynthSummitShows with the makers

Update2: You can sign up to be notified with the Kickstarter launches here.

Update: some info on the module via


Kickstarter campaign launches on Nov. 15th and the KS page will activate on Nov. 10th. Estimated shipping: late May 2020.


The E520 Hyperion is a mono/stereo in, stereo out effects module. It is 48HP wide and uses less than 300ma of +12V and less than 70ma of -12V.

Powered by a 480MHz ARM Cortex M7 CPU, the E520 has 64MB on on-board SDRAM for recording up to 6min of stereo audio at 48KHz sample rate. The LCD screen and optical encoder navigation uses the same 'shallow' menu scheme of our E352 and E370 modules, with the addition of 4 'soft keys' for selecting options without having to leave the main page.

The E520 uses a premium audio path not usually found in Eurorack. Crystal Semi CODECs, TI OPA-series op amps and WIMA film caps in the output stage are used along with low-noise, dedicated LDO voltage regulators for a clean, full soundstage. Audio conversion uses 48KHz sample rate, 24bit resolution with a line or synth level setting.

Please note this is a 'living document' and subject to modification at any time over the next 8 weeks.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Exploring The Cursus Iteritas Magnus

Published on Sep 29, 2019 John L Rice

"This is such a versatile oscillator and can produce simple pure tones to very rich complex ones! Its output is great for filter using subtractive synthesis techniques but I didn't use ANY filters in this video at all, just lots of modulation sources and reverb/delay effects.

Gear used in this video (at least what I can recall at the moment):
Noise Engineering: Cursus Iteritas Magnus
Krisp1: OCTO-Osc
Marienberg Devices: VC Sine Phase Oscillator
Club Of The Knobs C969
Synth Tech: MOTM 320, 380, 650
Moon Modular: 569 x 2, 569LE, 592, 565
Strymon: BigSky, Timeline
Lexicon: MX400
Roland: A-88
Allen Heath: MixWizard 20S
Canon: C100 MkII cameras and CN-E lenses
Sony: Vegas Pro 13"

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

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