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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Arturia MiniFreak vs Roland TR-909 first play: techno workout examples

video upload by Honeysmack

"First play with the Arturia MiniFreak hybrid synth. I'm not much of a keyboard player and was immediately drawn to the sequencer on the MiniFreak. In this video I paired the synth with a TR-909 and went through a bunch of sounds, manipulating and jamming at the same time, nothing too serious, just getting a feel for it and how it sounds. There's quite a broad palette of sounds in this synth, with a stack of features I didn’t touch - this video barely scratches the surface. There is no additional sounds or effects, everything you hear is from the MiniFreak and TR-909.

00:00 Banger spec - From Detroit to Berlin to Melbourne.
01:20 Did you know flowers can grow better with techno music?
02:26 Future techno club banger, tell your children now and they will love you.
03:57 Noisey percussion is so 1990s although I was never a fan of "Friends" the TV Show.
04:45 What happens when you add a box of hammers and some old shoes to your washing machine?
05:38 The rave doesn't end when you go to bed, it just gets more wobbly when you're horizontal.
06:46 Corporate IDM for people who need really interesting electronic music at the office to annoy co-workers.
07:57 My best Drexciya impersonation, underwater is the new world.
09:45 The microwave is talking to you, this is not a trip.
10:31 Glam rock and techno finally merge now we can dance on the moon.
12:15 Sometimes the cheese you bite into is not all that pleasant.
13:05 Drunken military techno workout."

Additional Arturia Minifreak posts

Sunday, October 09, 2022

Syntakt and TR-909 for the first time

video upload by Honeysmack

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Introducing drumlogue, the first hybrid drum machine from Korg

video upload by Korg

Update: two new user videos by Honeysmack and Marcus Schmahl added below.

"Combining the rich power of analog with the flexibility of digital, drumlogue provides the ultimate analog sound for your beats.

Featuring newly developed analog circuitry, drumlogue builds a solid foundation for your track; it also helps you stand out with an elevated harmonic richness and thick low end.

Important parameters for each part have dedicated controls on the front panel for quick and intuitive changes – without diving into menus. For even more creative potential, each part has a wealth of further parameters accessible through a powerful onboard editing suite. Even mixing is simple, with dedicated volume controls for the analogue and digital parts.

The track you hear in this video is by Dean Forrest"

Korg Drumlogue: New Hybrid Drum Machine - First Look- Just Sounds video upload by Korg Australia

New Korg Hybrid Drum Machine Drumlogue - Honeysmack's first encounter video upload by Honeysmack

"Get ready for a super nerd session, no talking just me tinkering with the Korg drumlogue for the very first time. Korg Australia were kind enough to give me a play with a sneak preview pre-production model of the drumlogue. Unfortunately I had no manual at the time, so please excuse me in advance. Hopefully this video provides some context to its sound. I feel this will be a winner for Korg, well done! Great sound, neat size, this could be a monster of a machine.

All the sounds and effects in this video are from the drumlogue, there are no external sounds or effects. Simple stereo output from the drum machine. No other drum machines were hurt in the making of this video.

0:00 Does this suit me? Oh what does this do?
2:23 Omph omph omph, ah I see, me likey the kick drum
5:59 Electro ratchets - why not take your time and build a track
9:30 Start with speed carnivale - exploring more latin percussion then I try to break the machine!"

Korg drumlogue drum machine & synthesizer demo - no talking - video upload by Marcus Schmahl

00:00 building drum sounds & a pattern
06:13 switching through preset patterns & sounds

Korg Drumlogue Sound Demo (no talking) video upload by Bonedo Synthesizers

Korg Drumlogue Sound Demo No Talking - no external effects or processing video upload by Limbic Bits

Korg DRUMLOGUE Review // Top Pros & Cons and All 64 Factory Patterns // Full Tutorial video upload by loopop

0:00 Intro
1:20 Overview
6:15 Connectivity
7:15 Sample parts
11:40 Analog parts
14:25 Multi engine
15:05 VPM
17:15 Noise
17:55 Nano
21:30 Sequencing
22:10 Live rec
22:50 Motion rec
24:45 Step seq
25:10 Groove
26:10 Probability
27:10 Ratchets
28:00 Ties
28:30 Motion seq
30:20 Shift buttons
31:00 Polymeters
31:35 Send FX
33:35 Master FX
34:45 Sidechain
36:25 Loop
37:10 Select
38:25 Randomize
39:00 Chains
39:35 Audio in and out
41:50 Misc settings
43:45 Pros & cons
49:10 All 64 patterns

Details and pics:

A paradigm shift in drum machines.

drumlogue marks a paradigm shift in drum machines. It offers the raw power and rich sounds of Analog, the flexibility of Digital voices, and drumlogue’s SDK for fully customizable User Custom Synthesizers.

On top of that, its heavy-duty, dynamic sequencer, customizable effects, and intuitive controls will make drumlogue a must-have in your studio to create music for any genre or style.

It’s time to take your beats and entire musical process to a whole new creative level with incredible sounds, effects, customization, and sequencing. Let drumlogue support your craft on your musical journey!

Raw Analog Power

drumlogue was conceived to provide the ultimate analog sound for your beats, and delivers fantastically; featuring completely newly developed analog circuits by legendary Korg analog synth team engineer Junichi Ikeuchi (ARP 2600 M, MS-20 mini, ARP Odyssey…) , the depth and richness of its sound is on a whole new level.

These new analog circuits - (Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Low Tom and High Tom) - will not just provide a solid foundation for your track, but make it stand out with an elevated harmonic richness and a thick low end.

Blending simplicity and ease of use, the most important controls for each of these parts have dedicated knobs on the front panel that can be tweaked at any time without any menu diving necessary, so you can quickly and intuitively fine tune your sound on the fly.
For further sound exploration, each part provides many more parameters accessible through the powerful onboard sound editing system.

Last but not least, each part on drumlogue - analog or digital - has a dedicated volume knob that will make your mixing process incredibly smooth and easy.

Digital Flexibility

As the perfect partner for its analog section, drumlogue provides 7 digital parts; 6 sample based and 1 synthesis based (Multi-Engine). The sample based parts can play any of the preloaded PCM banks on drumlogue. You can also import your own User Samples to its memory, making drumlogue an extremely versatile machine with virtually limitless sonic possibilities.

To start with, the 64 preloaded drum kits of drumlogue will provide you with a wide variety of sounds spanning several genres so you can easily kick-start your tracks.

For additional sounds, samples can easily be easily loaded into the drumlogue just by connecting your drumlogue to your computer via USB and simply drag-dropping your samples onto the main memory.

Multi-Engine and logue SDK

The popular Multi Engine from prologue and minilogue xd is now more powerful than ever. In addition to the Variable Phase Modulation (VPM) and Noise generator engines, the Multi Engine features a new User Custom slot that can play full-fledged synth voices that provide vast sonic possibilities, never before heard on a drum machine.

Custom Synths

drumlogue’s synth voices are not simply static waveforms. Custom synths can be built to not only generate sound, even implementing built in filters, LFOs, MIDI controlled polyphony or other parameters is now possible The only restriction for third party developers is their creativity (and CPU usage!), giving you unbound sound exploration.

Exclusive Sinevibes Synth Plugin “Nano”

Korg has collaborated with popular logueSDK plugin developer “Sinevibes” to include a brand new synth plugin “Nano” as a factory preset on drumlogue. This exclusive plugin explores the power behind the expanded Multi Engine and will give all drumlogue users a taste of this new platform.

“Nano” is a full-fledged virtual analog synth with a wide array of features and plenty of customizable parameters. The synth engine has dual oscillators with optional ring modulation, a 4-pole state-variable filter with soft clipping distortion, built-in EG and built-in multi-waveform LFO.

Leads, basses, percussive sounds or cinematic effects, you decide how to use this incredible sonic potential!

A True Sequencing Powerhouse

drumlogue harnesses all of its sonic power to an extremely powerful internal sequencer that is flexible and easy to use.

Tired of the same old beats? drumlogue's heavy duty 64 step sequencer makes it easy and intuitive to create complex rhythm patterns and polyrhythms that elevate your music creation process with innovative features such as per-step probability, per-step alternate trigger patterns, per-step micro offsets, per-track groove patterns and much more.

Thanks to its clear OLED display, it is also very easy to visually follow and edit your sequences.

drumlogue is both great in the studio and playing live. With its Chain mode, creating long and interesting patterns is straightforward and clearly displayed. In Loop mode you can switch between several variations to play your sequence in new and interesting ways. The Motion and Accent recording functions are intuitive and fast and if you want to try new things on your track, the Randomization function is there to help you. These functions and many more on the drumlogue will support and spice up your live performances!

Effects and customization

drumlogue includes several high-quality effects across three categories that can be used simultaneously: Delay, Reverb and Master effects.

The send amounts for delay and reverb effects can be set independently for each part, and multiple return points are available.
The master effects allow you to add that final polish to your sound and bring it all together. Master effects can be bypassed on a per-part basis, making it possible to send the effect to specific audio parts. A sidechain bus is also available to master effects which can make use of it.

Friday, September 09, 2022

Happy 909 Day: Acid Techno jam with TR-909, TR-09 and TB-303 Devilfish

video upload by Honeysmack

"What day is it, yep its 909 day! Another year has passed and the 909 has sequenced around the sun one more. We give thanks to the church of Roland for giving us this holy day and the TR-909.

May the beige banger provide you with good techno for another year.

Whilst I still have your attention, are you interested in learning more about making and performing improvised techno with hardware, modular synths and everything in-between? Perhaps you've already bought a heap of gear and need help making sense of it all. I'm now offering 1-on-1 personalised tuition. If you'd like to know more please email with some brief details of what you'd like assistance with to 🤓

Audio mixed live through a Playdifferently Model1 DJ mixer and Elektron Analog Heat (off camera) giving it a little more ooomph."

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

modular synth techno

video upload by Honeysmack

Monday, September 05, 2022

Modular Synth Improv Techno Jam

video upload by Honeysmack

"Modular synth improvised Techno jam with Intellijel 84hp Performance case with Roland TR-09 drum machine. Totally improvised, recorded in a single unedited take. This wasn't planned, I was eager to hear what this new rack configuration sounded like late one night as I'm preparing to perform at Awakenings in Amsterdam for Awesome Soundwave at ADE this October! Might get a little crunchy at times 😁

Eurorack modules featured:
Endorphines Queen of Pentacles [909-ish sounds and techno stabs]
Cwejman BLD-2 [303/101 acid synth voice]
Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas Percido [digital craziness from synth to percussive sounds]
Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter [digital percussive synth]
Noise Engineering Mimetic Digitalis [main sequencer]
Make Noise Mimeophon [delay and reverb effects]
Michigan Synth Works SY0.5 [analog synth percussion]
ALM Busy Circuits - Pamela's NEW Workout [modulation source]

Interested in learning more about making and performing improvised techno with hardware, modular synths and everything in-between? Perhaps you've already bought a heap of gear and need help making sense of it all. I'm now offering 1-on-1 personalised tuition. If you'd like to know more please email with some brief details of what you'd like assistance with to 🤓

Audio mixed live through a Playdifferently Model1 DJ mixer and Elektron Analog Heat (off camera). Originally streamed live on Instagram.

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Monday, August 08, 2022

Happy 808 day

video upload by Honeysmack

Monday, August 01, 2022

Live techno jam with modular synth

video upload by Honeysmack

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Live Techno Improvisation: Honeysmack at Cooked Memories, Newcastle Australia with modular synth

video upload by Honeysmack

"Honeysmack live improvised hardware techno performance at Cooked Memories: Lass Bash XII, Lass O'Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle on July 16, 2022.

Video by Joshua Ingle. This is an excerpt from the 60 minute performance. Big thanks to Dylan and everyone at Cooked Memories:

Gear featured in this performance:
Roland TR-8
Roland MC-202
Elektron RYTM
Behringer TD-3
Eurorack modular, Intellijel case
Playdifferently Model1 DJ mixer
Elektron Octatrack, live sampling the modular synths all in real-time.

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Monday, July 25, 2022

New Module8 Print Magazine

This one is in via Corey who had the following to say about it (note you might recogize a few names featured here on MATRIXSYNTH):

"Hi, just reaching out to let you know about a new synth magazine from Australia called Modul8.

Featuring local and international artists, Modul8 is devoted to showcasing artists who are extending what electronic music means.

The premiere issue features interviews with Detroit / Berlin based Dub Monitor, YouTube synth philosopher JAde Wii, regional Victoria’s best Pure Data wrangler Nicky Systems, lofi lover Kozeps and Melbourne’s Make It Up Club legend Stevie Richards.

Modul8 # 1 also has contributions from analogue stalwart Todd Barton, Paleman and Melbourne’s undisputed 303 champion, Honeysmack.

All up its 56 pages of utter synth geekery from around the world, and it's only available via good old fashioned printed paper.

The magazine was born during Victoria’s covid lockdown, when co-founders Phil Coyle and Corey Hague were looking for inspiration beyond the endless scroll of nosy algorithms.

“We just wanted something that felt a bit deeper than social media. We both remembered how important and influential magazines had been on us, so we decided to try and make something that lasted longer than a swipe,” co-founder Phil Coyle says.

In keeping with the theme of ‘real life’, a launch event was held at Found Sound, featuring artists profiled in the magazine. That video can be seen here:"

Modul8 Magazine - launch party at Found Sound video upload by Modul8 Media

"To kick off Modul8 Issue # 1 we had some of the awesome people featured in the magazine come and play!

It was a great day with lots of new connections made, and we can't wait for the next one!

Super special thanks to Found Sound, the artists who filled the room with music and the legends who came out to support the launch."

You can order Modul8 at

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Modular Techno Jam

video upload by Honeysmack

"Modular Techno Jam with a focus on a small modular set-up that is being resampled in the Octatrack on the fly. All improvised and recorded in a single take without any additional post-processing. Here's a list of gear in use:

Modular gear:
Intellijel 7U 84HP Performance Case with the focus on:
Cwejman BLD2
Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas Percido
Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
Make Noise Mimeophon
Steady State Fate Triptych
Intellijel Plonk

EOWave Quadrantid Swarm
Roland TR-8
Behringer TD-3
Playdifferently Model1 DJ MIxer
Elektron Octatrack Mk1
Elektron Analog Heat Mk1 (not in picture)

It's been a while since I uploaded a video, but here we are! Have been busy with gigs and the new studio build - in its final stages! Will have more videos soon and possibly reveal more of the new studio.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

One Minute Acid Jam with TR-909 and 2x TB-303s

video upload by Honeysmack

"Quick little jam with 2x 303s and the TR-909, no additional sounds used.
Effects: Eventide Timefactor and Space (off camera). Elektron Analog Heat on the master bus. Improvised and recorded in a single unedited take.

Incoming new release, Entity Remixes out Feb 4, digital and vinyl through Awesome Soundwave:"

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Honeysmack's Last live stream for 2021: Techno Improvisation

video upload by Honeysmack

"Last live stream and video for 2021. Fully improvised with hardware including modular synth and Soma Pulsar 23."

Saturday, November 20, 2021

First Month with Soma Pulsar-23: compilation of improvised pieces

video upload by Honeysmack

"An assortment of 7 short improvised clips with the Soma Pulsar-23, all very techno, all with different configurations of gear. There's lot's to be said about the Pulsar-23, it is one of the most expressive machines I've come across in recent times. There is always something new to explore each time I turn it on. As an improvisational tool, this is amazing. Okay I'll stop gushing, you get my point. Vlad Kreimer is a genius and I put him in the same company as Don Buchla, Bob Moog, Roger Linn, Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim.

Each clip is recorded in a single take, with no editing or post production. I used a variety of clock sources and sequencers as indicated below. Some sections get rather crunchy and distorted, sorry! Pulsar23 runs into a Playdifferently Model1 mixer, that runs through an Elektron Analog Heat as the master bus.

00:00 Clip1 - Using internal clock source and looper-recorders, exploring kick and modulating effects.
02:10 Clip2 - Quadrantid Swarm audio running through the Pulsar23 and also modulated by the Pulsar. Beat Step Pro is the main sequencer.
03:52 Clip3 - Funky Techno with Beat Step Pro sequencing the Pulsar via MIDI.
06:21 Clip4 - Harder Techno jam with Beat Step Pro sequencing the Pulsar via MIDI.
07:08 Clip5 - TB-303 running through the Pulsar effects and filters.
10:04 Clip6 - Integrating with a Eurorack rack, using a combination of clock sources and Pulsar's looper-recorders. Crunchy and noisey!
10:56 Clip7 - Straight up Techno jam!

Gear featured in these clips:
Soma Pulsar-23
Arturia Beat Step Pro
Roland TB-303
EO Wave Quadrantid Swarm
Eurorack modular
Playdifferently Model1 DJ mixer
Elektron Analog Heat MkI
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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Improvised Experimental Dub Techno Performance with Soma Pulsar 23 and Buchla Music Easel

video upload by Honeysmack

"This performance explores the experimental nuance from dub techno to ambient and everything in-between.

Gear featured in this performance:
Soma Pulsar 23
Buchla Music Easel
Roland TR-909
Behringer TD-3MO
Elektron Octatrack
Playdifferently Model 1 DJ mixer
Eventide Space and Timefactor pedals
Eurorack modules: Make Noise Mimeophon, Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas Percido, WMD TRSHMSTR, WMD Overseer, Malekko Voltage Block.

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Thursday, September 09, 2021

Happy 909 Day with TR-909 + RD-9 + TR-09

video upload by Honeysmack

"Happy 909 day! Getting totally stupid with 3x 909s on this holy day. Wishing all my friends and family a very happy and safe 9.09 day.

All sounds are from the TR-909, RD-9 and TR-09, no additional sounds used.
Effects: Eventide Timefactor and Space (off camera). A little Elektron Analog Heat on the master bus. Improvised and recorded in a single unedited take."

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Live Techno Improvisation with: TR-909 + TR-808 + Buchla Easel + RD-9 + TD3MO + OT + Modular

video upload by Honeysmack

"Live improvised techno set, originally recorded in August for Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University:

Gear featured in this performance:
Roland TR-909
Roland TR-808
Behringer RD-9
Behringer TD-3 Modded Out analogue bassline synth
Buchla Music Easel
Moog Mother 32
Moog DFAM x2
Eurorack modular
Playdifferently Model1 DJ mixer
Sherman Filterbank
Elektron Octatrack, live sampling the Buchla, modular synths and Moog all in real-time."

Friday, July 23, 2021

Dark Techno with Behringer TD-3-MO [modded out], Pro-1 and TR-909

video upload by Honeysmack

"Exploring more CV possibilities with the TD-3-MO. Pro-1 is sequenced from the TD-3-MO. TR-909 drums with a few moments from the TR-808 and Intelljel Plonk. Everything mixed through the Playdifferently Model1. All improvised in a single take.

Follow me here for more improvised live Acid Techno:"

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Modular Techno Noodle with TD-3MO + Quadrantid Swarm + Palette Case

video upload by Honeysmack

"Little experimental and improvised techno noodle. Exploring some of the CV i/o on the Behringer TD-3MO with EO Waves Quadrantid Swarm (techno-in-a-box) and a small 62hp modular set up with the Intellijel Palette Case providing the drum sounds. Everything was clocked from the Malekko Varigate 4+ sequencer. Nothing too serious here.

Gear used:
Behringer TD-3 MO AM version (acid!)
EO Wave Quadrantid Swarm (poly rhythmic melody)

Eurorack modules used:
Malekko Varigate 4+ (main sequencer)
Audio Damage Neuron (kick drum)
Intellijel Plonk (reverberated percussion/snare)
Busy Circuits MUM M8
Make Noise Function
Noise Engineering Lapsus Os
Intellijel Noise Tools

Some subtle effects (off camera):
Eventide Space
Eventide Timefactor

Follow me here for more improvised live Acid Techno:"

Monday, July 12, 2021

Devil in Disguise: Acid Techno Jam with Behringer TD-3 Modded Out AM version.

video upload by Honeysmack

"Here we go second time around with the Behringer TD-3 MO and a few friends.

Follow me here for more improvised live Acid Techno:

Much respect to Robin Whittle and his wife Tina who do the Devil Fish modification for the Roland TB-303. Check out all their work here:

Please note: I do not work for Behringer, nor do they have any input into the making of this video."

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