Showing posts with label Synthtech. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Synthtech. Show all posts

Monday, November 27, 2023

California 87 in San Jose (Guadaloupe Freeway) - with synth soundtrack

video upload by CatSynth TV

"A ride along the entire length of California Highway 87, the Guadaloupe Freeway, through San Jose. It begins in the southern part of the city at an interchange with Highway 85, runs alongside the downtown area, and ends at US 101 near San Jose International Airport.

The ride features a very 1980s-inspired soundtrack with the following synthesizers and instruments:
Yamaha RX5 drum machine
Arturia Jun-6 V, Jup-8 V, Synclavier, CMI V, Pigments, SQ-80 V, SEM filter
Cherry Audio Elka-X, Pro Soloist, Sines, GX-80
Arturia MiniFreak
E350 Morphing Terrarium
Strymon StarLab
Metasonix R-53 Waveshaper
EastWest Ministry of Rock
RMI Piano instrument for Kontakt"

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Quick ‘n Rough: 5U Modular Mostly Patched With Tendrils Cables Plus Integra7 And FS1R

video upload by John L Rice

"Four Voice 5U modular: Synth Tech, Moon Modular, Happy Nerding, Oakley, Krisp1, Club Of The Knobs, Tendrils Cables

Additional Synths: Roland, Yamaha

Effects: Strymon, Lexicon"

Sunday, October 29, 2023

The Tappan Zee (Gov. Mario M. Cuomo) Bridge - I-87, I-287, and NYS Thruway

video upload by CatSynth TV

"A ride along I-287, I-87 and the New York State Thruway westbound in Westchester and Rockland Counties, just north of New York City. Along the way we cross over the Hudson River on the Tappan Zee Bridge, also known as the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. The original Tappan Zee Bridge open in 1955 - it was only designed for a life span of 50 years, and was showing signs of decay by the 2000s. It was replaced in 2017 by the new twin cable-stayed span that we see in this video.

Filmed in October 2023, with pockets of fall foliage colors visible.

Original music by Amanda Chaudhary, featuring drums by G Calvin Weston and Amanda Chaudhary on synthesizers and electronics:
QuBit Prism
Cherry Audio Elka-X and Sines
Arturia Pigments, Melltron V, and Stage 73
EastWest Ministry of Rock 2 (bass)
Strymon StarLab
E350 Morphing Terrarium
Rossum Eletro-music Morpheus
Metasonix R-54 Supermodule
Big Fish Audio Grindhouse

0:00 Introduction
0:25 I-287 (Cross Westchester Expressway)
1:33 Merging with I-87 and the New York State Thruway
2:32 The Tappan Zee (Gov Mario M Cuomo) Bridge
4:00 Rockland County

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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."

Monday, August 14, 2023

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"

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 08, 2023

Synthesis Technology Modules Come to VCV Rack

"Authentic re-creations of Synthesis Technology Eurorack modules

Accurate DSP models of analog circuitry

Digital firmware optimized for VCV Rack"

Synthesis Technology E340 Cloud Generator for VCV Rack
All sounds from Synthesis Technology E340 Cloud Generator
Synthesis Technology E350 Morphing Terrarium for VCV Rack
All sounds from Synthesis Technology E350 Morphing Terrarium
Synthesis Technology E355 Morphing Dual LFO for VCV Rack
All sounds from Synthesis Technology E355 Morphing Dual LFO
Synthesis Technology E440 Discrete OTA VCF for VCV Rack
All sounds from Synthesis Technology E440 Discrete OTA VCF

Patch created by Simon Bader.

The Synthesis Technology E340 is a super-saw/sine oscillator capable of generating up to 8 waveforms per output. If you want massive bass and lead voices like the JP-8000 supersaw, or thick ambient drones as if played from a slow rotary speaker, the E340 is the perfect audio source for your synth patches.

Detune the swarm of oscillators using SPREAD or with randomly filtered noise using CHAOS and CHAOS BW (bandwidth). Reset the phase of all waveforms using the SYNC trigger input, which can use another oscillator to produce a sync-lead sound.

This module supports VCV Rack’s polyphonic cables, so with 16 voices, you can generate a total of 128 waveforms per output.

This VCV Rack software module uses the original firmware from the hardware Synthesis Technology E340 module.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Music For Your AI - June 20th 2023

video upload by John L Rice

"Just four minutes of generative eurorack electronic music for you.

Synth Tech E352
Mutable Instruments Rings and Beads
Erica Synths Octasource
Vermona meloDICER
Circuit Abbey Unify
4ms Row Power 40"

Monday, May 22, 2023

Plucky ‘lil Eurorack Modular Synth With A “Can Do” Attitude! ;-)

video upload by John L Rice

"Very basic little modular synth with random melody generator.

2hp - Rnd clock/random voltage generator and Tune quantizer
Synth Tech - E340 VCO and E440 VCF
Happy Nerding - ADSR x 2
Electro-Smith - 2164 VCA
4ms - Pod48x case"

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Quick Mini Eurorack Modular Synth Test May 13 2023

video upload by John L Rice

From left to right:
2hp - Rnd
Noise Engineering- Clep Diaz
2hp - Tune
Synthesis Technology - E340
Synthesis Technology - E440
Doepfer - A-141-4
Electro-Smith - 2164
and the case is a 4ms Pod48x

Friday, May 05, 2023

4 Minutes Of Self Generated Chill

video upload by John L Rice

"I just set up the patch and then let the Eurorack Modular play by itself. Nothing very dramatic happens but I was enjoying listening to it so I thought some of you might as well?

Key modules are the Doepfer A-149-4 Random Voltage Source, Synth Tech E352 Cloud Terrarium, Mutable Instruments Rings, and Erica Synths Octasource."

Monday, May 01, 2023

The Lost Portal 2

video upload by John L Rice

Sequenced Voice:
Moon Modular: 569 sequencer, 517 VCF
Synth Tech: MOTM-300 VCO
Happy Nerding: FM AID
Oakley: Dual VCA
Krisp1: OCTO LFO

Drone Voice 1:
Dove Audio: WTF VCO
Oakley: Croglin VCF
Krisp1: OCTO LFO

Drone Voice 2:
Moon Modular: 569 sequencer
Synthetic Sound Labs: Scat Talker

Dream Cymbals: MBao tuned gongs

Strymon: BigSky and Timeline pedals
Lexicon: M400
Allen & Heaath: MixWizard 20S

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Synthesis Technology E352 Cloud Terrarium VCO Eurorack Module

via this auction

"The Synthesis Technology E352 combines the latest 200MHz 32-bit ARM DSP with SynthTech's Cloud and Morphing algorithms found in the legendary E340 Cloud Generator and the E350 Morphing Terrarium.

The VCO is based upon a unique implementation of wavetable synthesis using 256 fixed-sample-length tables of 16-bit values. Each bank in memory consists of 64 wavetables, in an 8x8 array (like a chessboard). The proprietary DSP algorithms then allow either smooth or 'glitched' morphing between the wavetables in various ways. The E352 comes with 3 factory banks (192 total waves) and internal FLASH memory to hold 26 user-defined banks. This allows over 1,650 individual wavetables to be accessible. The free, cross-platform WaveEdit program is used to generate and import WAV files to user Banks.

Each VCO has 3 CV inputs (called Parameters or PARMs) which the VCO mode assigns to functions within that algorithm. In addition, there is a hard SYNC input, and the FM can be set to exponential or 3 ranges of TZFM (Thru-Zero FM)."

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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Friday, February 10, 2023

Eurorack case: Quick test after calibration

video upload by John L Rice

"Simple semi random mostly self playing patch after Synth Tech E330 VCOs and Instruo quantizer calibration. Doepfer A-182-1 to Synth Tech E102 to Instruo QPQ is generating the CV and gates. #modularsynth #eurorackmodular #electronicmusic"

Sunday, February 05, 2023

Sounds From Places To Avoid

video upload by John L Rice

"A eurorack patch for fun featuring the Synth Tech E950 Circuit Bent VCO and E951 Looping Expander. #modularsynth #electronicmusic #eurorackmodular"

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Synthesis Technology e350 Morphing Terrarium w/ MTX Expander

via this auction

"There are two modules included in this sale, the e350 Morphing Terrarium + MTX Expander. The MTX is an expander module for the E350 made by Manhattan Analog and its primary purpose is to provide two switches which allow you to access the "hidden" modes of the E350. They are in excellent condition and have been well taken care of in my 100% smoke free home studio. The MTX is passive and the e350 comes with the eurorack power cable."

Note this is a supporting member listing.

Monday, November 07, 2022

Impromptu Polysynth Chords

video upload by John L Rice

"Modular Polysynth: 1 x Synth Tech MOTM-650 MIDI to CV
4 x Synth Tech MOTM-300 VCOs
4 x Happy Nerding FM AIDs
2 x Moon 517 dual VCFs
2 x Oakley/Krisp1 dual VCAs
1 x Club Of The Knobs C911P poly EG
1 x Mutable Instruments/Martin Jan Koehler Tides/Tidal Modulator

Other Polysynths:
Mellotron M4000D
Yamaha FS1R

Strymon Timeline Delay
Strymon BigSky Reverb
Lexicon M400 Reverb

Thanks for watching! :-)"

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