MATRIXSYNTH: Modular on the Spot

Showing posts with label Modular on the Spot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Modular on the Spot. Show all posts

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Modular on the Spot - Jul. 29, 2023

video upload by Modular Seattle

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0:00 - Intro
1:16 - Balance.Spring
25:34 - Casual Decay
46:28 - Chris Barth
01:09:33 - Demetrius Patin
1:28:53 - Planar Drift
1:54:01 - Technoware Passager

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Synthesizer Speaks • Modular on the Spot @ Moogfest 2019

video upload by Lightbath

"This is an edit of my Moogfest 2019 Modular on the Spot set.

Moogfest 2019
Modular on the Spot
Durham, NC
April 27, 2019

Thanks to Jerry Kaba for the b-cam footage and thanks to everyone for playing the game at the end!


Full patch notes are in the archive on Patreon. Join our Discord community, get lossless downloads, attend group classes, and meet with me one-on-one through my Creative Mentorship program →"

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Glimpse of Modular On The Spot Boston - Bill T Miller Modular Synthesizer at Synth Garden 07.17.2022

video upload by Bill T Miller

"* Opening three of minutes of my BTM MOTSBOS return to the Synth Garden. DEJA VU - Starting off the set with some PURRRRing samples from our beloved ZIGGY CAT (R.I.P.) tribute (like i did at previous Summer 2021 MOTSBOSTON in the same spot.. Blurting out "Kitty Power / Cat Power" - LUV 2 ZIGGY. Along with some of my BTM SPOKEN WORD RANTS (recorded in Third Man Record Booth Nashville live to disc a few weeks earlier.) Then it all grooves into some synthy beats. Hope you did these opening three minutes, the full set was approx 27 minutes and i plan to release the full multi-cam cut in the near distant future.

* PLEASE - like share comment etc blah blah blah. THANX.

* VIDEO by Bill T Miller & Sheri Hausey.
Post production / Editing by BTM at Headroom Studios Boston.
(the full 27 min cut will include bonus side angle tripod footage by BUILD.)


Modular on the Spot Boston on JULY 17, 2022 at SYNTH GARDEN PICNIC at The Somerville Community Growing Center in Somerville/Boston !

Six synthesists played back to back live modular synth sets...
* NXOR aka Andrew Abrahamson
* Don Nothing aka Justin Bosma
* Bill T Miller aka OrgyOfNoise
* Oxalis aka Richard Tarantino
* Black Potion aka Wang YiFei (FeiFei)
* Daedelus aka Alfred Darlington.

* Hosted by Richard Tarantino/ MOTSBOS.

* Eternal THANX to Bana Haffar and Eric "Rodent" Cheslak who are the founders of the original MOTS in LA.

* MOTS = always FREE & always OUTDOORS and modular synth ONLY !"

Saturday, July 25, 2020

DONALDCRUNK live 07/25/20 @ MOTS Seattle (Dynamic Eurorack Ambient)


"My live performance from the 07/25/20 Modular on the Spot Seattle live stream on Performing from my back deck due to the COVID-19 pandemic - can't wait to play again in person!!

This patch is pretty straightforward - melodies are a combo of SH Mk II + Mutable Marbles, which is used to transpose things around. Kick / bass is Plaits (of course). Of special note is the WORNG Electronics SoundStage, which I'm using to duck the pads/melodies and really tie the mix together. Great module."

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Roel Reine - Live Performance with his Modular Eurorack Synth in Los Angeles, Sept 15 2019

Published on Sep 21, 2019 Roel Reine

"This was a part of my performance at 'Modular on the Spot' in Los Angeles. A song I composed that you not often hear from me, very ambient, and it's called: 'Modular Contentment'. Also I cut some of my Drone shots into the montage, that I shot in Thailand during the scouting of one of my movies. All performed on my Eurorack Modular Synth.

This music is a one-take performance, music is performed live without edits or external sequencers other than what's in the case.

Modules used: Intellijel Atlantis, Plonk, Tetrapad, Mannequins Mangrove, Sisters, WMD Fracture, Arpitecht, Just Friends, Butami, ER-301, ER-101, ER-102, Tiptop Circadian Rhythms, WMD Performance Mixer, Mutable Instruments Elements, Braids, Grids, Rings, Clouds, Tiptop Z-DSP, 1010 Music Bitbox, Moog Mother 32, Tiptop s808,

Check out his first music album: Monotonic Diversity - Roel Reine - on all music platforms, iTunes, Spotify, etc"

Sunday, September 01, 2019

John L Rice: MOTS At Lusio, A Night To Awaken

Published on Aug 31, 2019 John L Rice

"As per my usual, I didn't have any idea of what I was going to perform until the day before the performance, but for what it's worth, here it is! ;-) I had fun none the less and a big thank you to Mollie, Bradley, Chris, Philip, Justin, James, Kevin, everyone else who helped out, all the other great performers , and big hugs to the wonderful members of the audience!

If you want to know more about MOTS (Modular On The Spot) and Modular Nights shows, to either be part of the audience or to perform yourself, contact Modular Seattle:

Learn more about Lusio here:

As per the MOTS tradition, I only used a modular synthesizer, you can get a good look at it at 2:35. I had three stereo patches on the modular, a sequenced background and then two different lead voices I controlled with an Arturia KeyStep keyboard and Mutable Instruments Yarns MIDI to CV/Gate module:

1) The background patch was the most complex, it was a four voice shift registered sequence featuring an Erica Synths Black Clock, a Division6 SQ816 sequencer, a VPME T43 precision adder, a Synth Tech E102 shift register, an Instruo Quad Performance Quantizer with micro keyboard, 4 Synth Tech E330 VCOs, a Modcan Quad LFO, a 2hp clock divider/multiplier, a Doepfer quad envelop generator, a Xaoc Devices stereo mixer, and a Strymon Engineering Magneto delay/reverb.

2) The rich fat typical synth voice was a Modcan Triple VCO into a Synth Tech E440 low pass filter along with an Erica Synths EG and VCA for voicing and an Audio Damage reverb module and then finally to a Circuit Abbey mixer.

3) The plucky voice was simply a Mutable Instruments Rings into Clouds and then to a second Circuit Abbey mixer. I had the patch set up in stereo where the output switched sides every time I played a note but unfortunately there was a problem with one of the cables so only every other note was heard! Whoopsie! ;-)"

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Moogfest 2019 | Modular On The Spot | Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Premiered 6 hours ago Brennan Fowler

"An Excerpt from my set at Modular on the Spot during Moogfest 2019

Many Thanks to Moogfest and the Modular on the Spot crew for having me this year to start things off!

Start - 04:13 - Ney La

4:13 - 8:46 - Conraua

I really wanted to focus on jamming as much as I could into this patch while keeping it performable in the 6u."

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Modular On The Spot: "Shuffle"

Published on May 5, 2019 DARK SPARKLER

Gasworks Park Seattle

"Live performance on the Buchla Music Easel, accompanied by modern dancers from UW.

Thanks to Alex Jones at KBO Studios for putting this together.

For more music head to or"

Friday, January 04, 2019

Live Performance Roel Reiné with a Eurorack Modular Synth, December 16, 2018, Los Angeles

Published on Jan 4, 2019 Roel Reine

Check out Roel Reine on IMDB here. Some Blade Runner samples on this one.

"Director Roel Reiné - ADMIRAL, Redbad, Wu Assassins, Knightfall, Death Race, Hard Target 2, Marvel Inhumans - plays also electronic music.

Live performance Roel Reiné playing a Eurorack Modular Synth. Los Angeles, December 16, 2018, MODULAR ON THE SPOT event.

Modules used: Intellijel Atlantis, Plonk, Tetrapad, Make Noise Rene 2, Cwejman BLD, Mannequins Mangrove, Sisters, WMD Fracture, Arpitecht, Just Friends, Butami, ER-301, ER-101, ER-102, Tiptop Circadian Rhythms, WMD Performance Mixer, Mutable Instruments Elements, Braids, Grids, Rings, Clouds, Tiptop Z-DSP, 1010 Music Bitbox, Moog Mother 32, Eventide Space, Tiptop s808,

Check out his first music album: Monotonic Diversity - Roel Reine - on all music platforms, iTunes, Spotify, etc"

Friday, October 12, 2018

Asheville Modular On The Spot September 2018

Published on Oct 12, 2018 Illumination Station

"Every month when the weather is nice there is a Modular On The Spot in a park in Asheville. This is an opportunity for modular artists and enthusiast to enjoy modular music whilst picnicking and generally having a good time.

Last month I had the opportunity to perform and also took some video and recorded sound. Here is a quick look into what MOTS was like. I was unable to record video of myself so I'm rolling some B-roll for the excerpt from my set. It turned out that when I edited most of this was my set with footage of my son and wife... but hey at least I know what I like.

I hope you enjoy the video and I hope you have a great day!


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

JLR Live At Volunteer Park - MOTS Seattle - August 2018

Published on Sep 12, 2018 John L Rice

"This is actually part of the second piece I was going to perform at my live broadcast on KSER FM 90.7 the night before if there was time but it didn't happen so I used it for MOTS the next day! ;-) Here's the link for the KSER show video I made in case you missed it! ;-) [posted here]

Modules in the case:
4ms: ROW POWER 30
Qu-Bit: EON
2hp: Trim, Mult, LFO v2, Seq, Mix, Delay, Verb
Synth-Werks: Lamp3
Erica Synths: Pico Trigger
Happy Nerding: HM VCO x 2, MMM VCF, ADSR,
Division 6: Multiplicity VI
Synth Tech: E950, E951
Erica Synths: Pico DRUMS (not used)
Intellijel: Springray
Circuit Abbey: Unify

Direct audio recording by Bradley Millington
Video and additional audio content via John's Canon M5 camera
Post production by John L Rice using Sony Vegas Pro 13"

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

JLR Live On KSER 90.7 FM Radio

Published on Sep 11, 2018

"Stream live and find out more about KSER FM and The Tunnel at:

List of gear used for this performance (right to left in picture):
* Yamaha MSP3 (for monitoring and Kazooka feedback)
* Kazooka
* Vermona PerFOURmer MkII
* PedalTrain - novo 24 (contents listed left to right / top to bottom)
Micronta - Dual Timer
Strymon - Ojai (and Ojai R30 underneath)
TC Electronic - Ditto (not used)
John L Rice - custom pedal patch bay
Mackie - 802-VLZ3
Retro Mechanical Labs - Custom Fuzz
Strymon - DIG
Meris - Mercury7
Caroline Guitar Company - Météore
JHS Pedals - Firefly
Electro-Harmonix - Mel9 (not used)
Montreal Assembly - Count To Five
* Mellotron - Micro
* Novation - Ultranova
* 5U modular - Moon Modular 569 and 552 used out of it
* Eurorack modular - (for second piece if needed - not used at all)
* Yamaha MSP3 (for monitoring and Kazooka feedback)

Original audio recording by
Post production by John L Rice using Sony Vegas Pro 13
Video clips provided by

Find out about synthesizers and electronic music at the following:

Thanks for watching/listening/commenting/subscribing! :-)"

Modular on the Spot Seattle.

Monday, July 02, 2018

genshi LIVE at Modular On The Spot PDX - July 1st 2018

Published on Jul 2, 2018 Genshi Media Group


My live performance as "genshi" for Modular On The Spot PDX on July 1st, 2018. I've also included little snippets of the other artists that performed at the end of this video. Modules featured in my performance include:

• Mutable Instruments Marbles, Plaits, Rings, and Clouds
• Intellijel Plonk
• Erica Synths PicoDrums and Pico DSP
• Erica Synths Black Hole DSP
• Make Noise Morphagene
• Malekko Varigate 4+
• Strymon Magneto
• Music Thing Modular Radio Music (x2)
• XAOC Devices Batumi Quad LFO"

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Moogfest 2018 (live edit) - Modular on the Spot, Moogfest | Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on May 26, 2018 Lightbath

Moogfest 2018 (live edit)
Modular on the Spot
Durham, NC
May 19, 2018

Patch notes archive available through Patreon rewards:

All hardware performance/improvisation recorded straight to 2-track and mastered Premiere with compression and eq. This performance is an edit of the full 36-minute set available exclusively on Patreon.

I'm so grateful to have been a part of Moogfest 2018. It was great to hang a bit with lightbeams Emily Sprague, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Sean Hellfritsch and to see some cats—like Waajeed and Jamire Williams—from my 'past life' as a guitarist in NYC. Thank you to Yoga After Dark and Modular on the Spot for having me.

It was an honor to play another MotS event, this time alongside Rodent, Peter Speer, Sarah Belle Reid, Jake Pugh, Jerry Kaba, and Lee Coleman. As with my first MotS experience, the vibe was one of immense support. It was so much fun to lead the audience through some air guitar moves. Truthfully, I don't know how that happened, but I'm glad it did. Thanks to all who participated!

And lastly, it was great to meet some of you IRL after my set. I also finally got to meet Richard Devine and talk shop (thanks to his wife and family for giving us some time to do so). Many thanks to Iain Smith for helping to cart my gear up the hill to the car.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Modular On The Spot 2yr Anniversary Videos - Modular Performances on a River Bank

Mike Dobler - Modular On The Spot 2yr Anniversary

Cycling '74
Published on Aug 8, 2017

So awesome! :) Looks like an orange and black ARP 2600 & various eurorack gear.

Rodent516 - Modular On The Spot 2yr Anniversary

Stephen McCaul & Sean Jimmerson - Modular On The Spot 2yr Anniversary

Cycling '74
Published on Aug 8, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Modular On The Spot At Seattle's Gas Works Park

Published on Jul 30, 2017 John L Rice

"I quickly threw this together from random video clips and still shots I took during the MOTS concert at Gas Works Park in Seattle WA USA July 29th 2017.

I was experimenting with my little Canon M5 mirror-less camera and 22mm lens to see how well it would work recording video and I was surprised that the audio quality turned out to be not half bad considering I was only using the built in mic! I would have recorded more than just short clips of all the performers if I had known before hand. (video quality suffered because I had the wrong mode set! d'oh)

Many thanks to Bradley Millington for all his efforts in making this happen and thanks also to for their support! More info at

0:09 Bradley Millington (introduction)
2:02 John L Rice
2:46 Horse With One Leg
3:16 Dark Side of the Tune
3:55 Products
4:40 Donald Crunk
5:34 Dosenöffner
6:19 Pulling Out the Light
7:20 Swift-Tuttle

#modularonthespot #modularpicnic"

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Modular On The Spot Seattle 3 11/9/16 @ Mokedo

Published on Nov 16, 2016 donaldjasoncrunk

"An awesome lineup of modular performers for the third Modular On the Spot event held in Seattle. Thanks to Bradley M. for organizing, Mokedo for hosting, and Nick B for doing amazing visuals all night! Audio recorded with Zoom H5 built in X/Y for most performances. Performances by:

Kyle Hola
Cindy Reichel
Carl Farrow
Chris Lehfeldt - Infradead
Sean Liam Holt - Høltech
Nick Santos - Horse With One Leg
Shawn Shirey - Dark Side of the Tune
Daniel Miller - Infideltek
Jason Degelman - Donald Crunk
John L Rice

Modular visuals by Nick Bartoletti"

Monday, November 14, 2016

Modular on the Spot Seattle III

Published on Nov 14, 2016 darksideothetune

"Live modular synthesizer music. All sounds created beforehand, but sequenced and written live with Malekko Varigate 8+."

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PDX Modular on the Spot Event

via @ControlVoltage_

"PDX! This Thursday: Modular on the Spot comes to Cathedral Park. Come enjoy the sounds!!! #liveeurorackperformances"

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