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Monday, August 14, 2023

The Hypster pt 4

video upload by Ian Fritz

"Demo of chaotic control of four synth patches"

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Patch of the Week: TRIPLE CROSS - Voltage Controlled Sound Switching with a Step Sequencer

video upload by AJH Synth Official

"The Triple Cross crossfader/panner module from AJH Synth & Tone Science makes a lot of things possible. Here it is being used as a voltage-controlled switch, to change between 4 incoming sounds, and send the chosen sound to its output. This means it can serve as a very convenient method of changing between multiple sounds, perhaps in a live performance, moving between different patches manually using the sturdy, tweaking-friendly controls. However, this behaviour can also be controlled by CV, so the process can be automated, and controlled by other modules, keyboards and sequencers.
In this patch a 4-channel/track step sequencer is being used - the excellent Erica Synths Black Sequencer. One sequencer track is used to send a melody to the VCOs and Gates to trigger the envelope generator. The other 3 tracks are controlling the 3 channels of the Triple Cross, to pan the Fade control hard left or right, like junctions on a railway track, so that the exact sound of our choosing arrives at the module's output, precisely when we want it.
Various combinations of the 3 VCOs, white noise, sub-octaves/sub-basses from the Ring SM, and animated sawtooths from the Wave Swarm are sent to 4 separate filters: The Transistor Ladder Filter, Sonic XV Diode filter, and both filters of the Gemini 2412 Dual VCF. A single Dual Contour Generator is controlling the VCA level, and the frequency of all 4 VCFs. The Sonic XV is also using its wave folder to generate a more unusual timbre from just a single triangle wave. The Triple Cross is a collaboration between AJH Synth and Ian Boddy of the Tone Science record label. It is an exceptionally useful module, being suitable for use with both audio, and control voltages, since it is DC-coupled. More videos featuring this, and other modules in the future.
Tone Science Label:

The AJH SYNTH Eurorack range consists of high-end modules, all hand-made in the UK, most of which are based on classic, vintage designs, authentically recreating the circuitry of much sought-after analogue instruments and technologies of the past, whilst greatly expanding them, and bringing them to modern Eurorack levels of convenience, limitless flexibility, and reliability.

Check out the AJH Synth playlists for module 'User Guides', and 'Patch of The Week' videos, which will be either performances or 'how to' guides, detailing functions/methods, and a range of sounds, some familiar, some less so, containing a patch sheet at the end to show you how to construct it for yourself."

Monday, June 05, 2023

Vintage Synth Brochures

video uploads by Ian Waugh
Roland TR-808 & TB-303 Brochures (Circa 1981) - A Quick Look At Vintage Roland Leaflets
ARP Synthesizer Brochure 1978 - ARP 2600, Odyssey, Axxe, Avatar, Sequencer And More
Roland System 700 Brochure (1978) - Full Scans And Details Of This Modular Behemoth
Korg Vintage Instruments Brochure 1984
3 EMS Vintage Synth Leaflets - Do You Know Them All?
Roland 1984 Brochure - Vintage Synthesizers 😲

Friday, June 02, 2023

Live Hardware Electronic Music featuring SKYGAS and rocketmermaid

video upload by Patchwerks

"Showroom Sessions are a great chance to enjoy live music from our incredibly talented community and link up with friends old and new in a casual environment, connecting over a shared love of electronic music and all its devices.

𝙎𝙆𝙔𝙂𝘼𝙎 is the new moniker of Seattle's Ian Price, known as the figure behind the unhinged Bonkers parties of the Northwest and the Pleasure Boat Records label, after years spent building gear and changing direction. Under this new pseudonym, the debut SkyGas album is the sound of a seasoned musician walking away from modern production and back into primordial sound. The result is a perpetual horizon machine focused on themes of joy, solitude, and impermanence, described as “new age with abrasions.”

Julia Davis (aka RocketMermaid) has been tinkering with musical oddities for 25 years, using everything from tracking programs from the demoscene to banging pipes against the walls of an Indiana basement. Since relocating to Seattle, she's fallen in love with modular synthesis and has incorporated it into her works, ranging from airy ambient to crushing industrial.


Saturday, March 18, 2023

Wavolver II demo

video upload by O.Z. Hall

Click here for additional Wavolver posts by O.Z. Hall.

"The Wavolver II is a waveshaper that includes both a wave (manual) folder and a pulse waveshaper (with vertical offset and pulse width modulation ). It also includes a second pulse wave. This Eurorack module is available from Elby Designs. The circuit was designed by Ian Fritz.

I'm modulating is with a quantizer which is acting as a kind of sample and hold circuit."

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Roland GR-300 Analog Guitar Synthesizer - Pro Tip - Super Filter Modulation w/ Expression Ramper

video upload by WayneJoness

"The GR-300 lacks Filter Modulation, a staple of Analog Synthesizers. This video shows how to use the OBNE, Old Blood Noise Effects - Expression Ramper to modulate the GR-300 filter using the filter pedal input in the GR-300.

A big shout out to Ian Thompson who brought this to my attention! Thanks Ian!"

Thursday, February 02, 2023

Novation - 30th Anniversary | Podcast

video upload by Sound On Sound magazine

"An Illustrated Podcast
Novation - 30th Anniversary: Grooveboxes, Controllers and Synths

2022 marked the 30th birthday of one of the world’s leading manufacturers of synths, samplers and hardware controllers. In this podcast, Novation Product Specialist Chris Calcutt looks back over three decades of innovation and explores the key products, technologies and partnerships behind a British music technology success story.

00:00 - Introduction
00:26 - 30th Anniversary
01:02 - The First Product
03:24 - The Launchpad
06:58 - Automap
09:25 - Friendly Relations
13:08 - The BassStation
17:50 - Hands-On Control
19:07 - Analogue Sound Modelling
21:41 - The Resurgence Of Analogue
30:43 - From The Rack To The Desktop
34:33 - Moving Away From Computers
38:02 - The Focusrite Group
45:25 - 40 Years of MIDI

Novation - Biog
In 1992, Ian Jannaway and Mark Thompson founded Novation Electronic Music Systems and created the MM10, a keyboard controller designed to be used with the Yamaha QY10 music workstation. The BassStation was launched in 1993 and was used by many top artists of the day. ASM (Analogue Sound Modelling) technology was introduced in 1995 and designer Chris Huggett joined the team full-time in 1998, with the popular Supernova synth being released that year.

30 years later, while still creating grooveboxes, controllers and synths, Novation is now part of The Focusrite Group, along with ADAM Audio, Focusrite and Sequential.

Novation - Chris Calcutt
Chris Calcutt has been the Product Specialist at Novation for over a decade. Despite coming from a more traditional background of classical music composition and playing the trombone, Chris has always been heavily involved and passionate about music tech.

As a kid, Chris would play with synthesizers and a four-track recorder on the living room floor and has since gone on to work with Novation, collaborating closely with the product developers, designing and building new and innovative electronic instruments.

Chris is responsible for representing multiple brands under Novation's parent company, The Focusrite Group, working with their European distribution partners to deliver training, product presentations, and live performances both online and at in-store events.

Chris also produces and performs live as CALC and is an active member of the experimental electronic music scene in Brighton, UK.
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Saturday, December 03, 2022

Plector (DiN76) by Parallel Worlds

"Greek synthesist Bakis Sirros who records under the name of Parallel Worlds has become a familiar name to followers of the DiN label. His debut release was 'Obsessive Surrealism' (DiN26) back in 2007 and since then he has released a further solo album, 'Shade' (DiN32), as well as several collaborative albums with different artists including DiN label boss Ian Boddy & Node guru Dave Bessell.

'Plector' (DiN76) is his third solo outing on the DiN imprint and continues the deep dive into organic, analogue modular excursions that this talented musician is so adept at. Throbbing, deep bass lines are accompanied by sparse drum patterns and beguiling melodic synth lines. The album has a beautifully cohesive, dark and brooding atmosphere. Hints of a John Carpenter like synth soundtrack lurk around every corner but the sound world that Sirros creates is very much his own. At times the raw beauty of his synth patches grab you whilst at other moments the delicate, glitch like sound design details hover just out of sight. The album is built upon two groups of three rhythmic tracks interspersed with the dark drone of 'Atmoform' and the beautiful, almost Enoesque final track, 'Harmonic Pathways'.

Lovers of Electronica, Dark Techno, Downtempo & IDM will find much to admire in 'Plector' and this new album once again showcases the unique talent of this highly individual musician.

releases December 9, 2022
All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Bakis Sirros during 2022.

Mastered by Ian Boddy July 2022.

Thanks to: friends and family, John Sirros, Ian Boddy, Mamonu, Ingo Zobel & Dimitris Pavlidis.

Machines used:
Buchla modular
Eurorack modular
Korg opsix

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Synthplex Podcast

video uploads by Synthplex

Use the player controls to skip around.

Ian Martinez with Arturia talks what's in store for Arturia at Synthplex 2022
Artesia Pro talks the rise of their EFNOTE Drums and other gear showing at Synthplex
Platinum Producer Jeff Weber talks Synthplex and the state of the music recording industry
Roger Linn Interview live from Synthplex 2022 Expo Floor
Jordan Rudess Interview at Synthplex 2022
Interview with Emu Systems Legend, Dave Rossum at Synthplex 2022
Alan Howarth, horror movie composing legend, talks danceable Halloween soundtrack and more!
Sam Mims of Synth Wizards & Syntaur talk Synthplex and Modding Synths

Friday, November 04, 2022

2022: A Fifty-Year ARP Odyssey Odyssey Synthposium

video upload by Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

"November 5 we'll be having our annual Synthposium! Check out to learn more. Get your tickets now!

Music by Alex Ball
Video by Mary Lock
Artwork by Sharon Wasko (with art from original ARP artist Margaret Shepherd)"


Location: Online, streaming from David Friend Recital Hall, Boston, MA

Date: November 5th, 2022 10:00am – 2:00pm (East Coast USA time)

*Please adjust your time zones accordingly*

Hosted by: The Berklee College of Music's Electronic Production and Design Department

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

2022: ARP ODYSSEY SYNTHPOSIUM Coming November 5th

via The Alan R Pearlman Foundation


Join us on November 5th at 10:00am (EST) for an in-person/online event and fundraiser celebrating 50 years of the ARP Odyssey, one of the most popular synthesizers of all time- played by everyone from Herbie Hancock, Deep Purple (John Lord), The Fixx, P-Funk, UltraVox, Billy Preston, George Duke and many many more. Hosted by the Berklee College of Music's Electronic Production & Design Department, the day will feature live performances, panel discussions, special guests, and more! The in-person performances of the SYNTHPOSIUM and fundraiser will take place at David Friend Recital Hall at The Berklee College of Music in Boston. The event will be streamed live via several different sources.

Our concert highlights include:
Streaming interview with Herbie Hancock
Live in-person concert with Lisa Bella Donna (fully streamed for all virtual attendees)
Our confirmed artists, panelists, content creators and guests include: Herbie Hancock, Lisa Bella Donna, Rupert Greenall (The Fixx), David Friend, Mark Vail, DJ Cherish the Luv, Danz (Synth History), Drew Schlesinger, Ian Staer, Jamie Billings, Mike Metlay, Alex Ball, David Frederick, Tom Piggot, Alison Cassidy, Bill T. Miller, the Berklee Synthesizer Ensemble, Greg Phillinganes, the Jennifer Hruska group, BØLT and many more!

Tickets and Information
Tickets are available to purchase. Please visit our Eventbrite page for more information. Limited seating available for in-person attendees.

Visit our Facebook & Eventbrite page regularly for updates.

This Synthposium would not be possible without the generous support of the Berklee College of Music Electronic Production and Design Department, who is graciously hosting this event.

Anyone who is able to join us at the David Friend Recital Hall in person can attend the event for free, with donations encouraged for preferred seating.

We have some truly amazing performances, panels, and artist interviews that we can't wait to share with you all. We look forward to seeing you on November 5th!

NOTE: For those joining us from time zones that are not practical for live-streaming, playback will be available for the entire weekend.

Our concert highlights include:
Streaming interview with Herbie Hancock
Live in-person concert with Lisa Bella Donna (fully streamed for all virtual attendees)
Our confirmed artists, panelists, content creators and guests include: Herbie Hancock, Lisa Bella Donna, Rupert Greenall (The Fixx), David Friend, Mark Vail, DJ Cherish the Luv, Danz (Synth History), Drew Schlesinger, Ian Staer, Jamie Billings, Mike Metlay, Alex Ball, David Frederick, Tom Piggot, Alison Cassidy, Bill T. Miller, the Berklee Synthesizer Ensemble, Greg Phillinganes, the Jennifer Hruska group, BØLT and many more!

Tickets and Information
Tickets for the streaming event are available our Eventbrite page for more information. Limited seating available for in-person attendees.

To make a donation for VIP seating, please visit the Event Page on the website.

All proceeds will benefit the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation. & our ARP's for all program. The Foundation's mission is to celebrate the legacy of inventor, musician, entrepreneur and engineer Alan R. Pearlman by making his innovative inventions publicly accessible, and inspiring future generations to imagine and create."


"The Odyssey was ARP's primary lead/solo synthesizer. It was designed for musicians who wanted more control than the preset-oriented Soloist could provide, but didn't want the large size and patch cables of the 2600. Over its 8-year lifespan, the Odyssey went through three versions. The changes between them were sonic, cosmetic, and functional – to the point where musicians of today often consider the Odyssey to have existed as three distinct instruments."

To learn more about the ARP Odyssey, please visit our Music Makers & Machines page on Google Arts & Culture. Story by Mike Metlay with editorial contributions from Rich Formidoni, Mary Lock, & Dina Pearlman.


Thursday, September 15, 2022

DX5 Playing The Human League "Empire State Human"

video upload by DX5

"One of the most interesting synth song from 1979 (early synth days, when bands started to experiment using those machines only).

Gear used:
Roland Promars MRS-2 (Jupiter 4 little brother)
Roland JP8000
Revox B77 MkII

Backtrack previously recorded on Pro Tools, then dumped to tape at 15 Inch Per Second, using the Promars for nearly all the sounds except kick drum and hi hat. Access Virus TI Snow also used.

Original song composed by Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh and Philip Oakey.

Performed here by DX5 Jose María Bará"

Monday, August 29, 2022

MOD-squad Vol. 4 - Highlights - Midiverse - TV

video upload by Midiverse - TV

"What's up everybody? Welcome to Midiverse - TV! Here's a few short clips from MOD-squad Vol. 4 in Columbus, OH. Big thanks to Dr. Craig Clifford for hosting an incredible synth meet/live show. Big thanks to everyone that came out, played a set, brought out some awesome gear and/or food, and helped make this event a success! Also a special shout out to Ian for holding it down as the grill master, very much appreciated!

Full Live Performances - Coming soon...
More info @ -"

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Moon Modular sequential switch and ratcheting 5U modular synthesizer experiment.

video upload by I like the Chaos.

"I am enjoying the Moon Modular Sequential switch. I am using it to string patterns together from my Synthesizers dotcom Q119 Sequencer and my Encore Electronics Universal Event Generator. The main bass line is a DIY Ian Fritz DoubleDeka VCO through an STG Soundlabs Sea Devils filter. There are also Corsynth drum modules prominent in the mix. There is a lot more going on as well. Much of it was experiments that did not add to the sound when prominent, but added interest to me when lower in the mix and triggered occasionally. This started out sounding a bit like Devo, but as it progressed seemed to add in some Adrian Belew era King Crimson, and now it barely sounds like either.

I may do a demo of the Universal Event Generator soon. A tip in the meantime, try patching the Trigger out into the trigger in and experiment with the different settings, especially finish loop. You may have to hit the manual gate button to get it started, but that little tip was something I had not thought of until I spent some time with some Serge Modules."

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Jupiter-8 ''Such A Shame'' elephant sound research 1 | Oberheim OB ''It's My Life'' tugboat sound research 1

video upload by SynthMania

"Ongoing research. This is version 1.
(FX used: Eventide SP2016 plugin; Cubase mono delay.)"

Oberheim OB ''It's My Life'' tugboat sound research 1

video upload by SynthMania

"Ian Curnow tells us that the famous "tugboat" sound in 'It's My Life' was played by Tim Friese-Green on an OB-X. I don't have an OB-X, but I have an OB-Xa in the studio. Gets pretty, pretty close."

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

A Space Full Of Everything | Modular World 2 Year Anniversary Performance | Sworn64

video upload by Sworn64

"Modular Synthesizer Performance From The Modular World 2 Year Anniversary Show"

Full show (part 2 further below):

2nd Anniversary Show (Part 1, May 14)
video upload by Modular World

"Spanning two days (May 14 & 15, 2022), 140 Artists from 23 countries will come together for this historic celebration of the global modular synthesizer scene as Modular World celebrates its 2nd Anniversary.

0:00 - Intro/outro music:
IIITAIII, from his brand new release, Panic In Slow Motion, available for the first time TODAY:
05:03 - Welcome to the show!

Artists performing (in blocks) on May 14, their countries and Instagram handles:

Friday, April 29, 2022

Ian Richter - Liễu Hạnh [Official Video]

video upload by SEKRET PAKT

"'Liễu Hạnh' is the third track off Ian Richter's "Bloody Marys With An Angry Goddess" album, released via Confused Machines.

Choreography and performance: Nguyễn Hạ Xuân Nguyên.
Camera: Red
Makeup: Thương Lê

Special thanks to Nguyễn Hoài Bảo Tâm, Nguyễn Công Nguyên, Chinh Ba, and CAB Hội An.

Video by IR.

Hear/download the album:

Some additional info via supporting member, Ian Richter:

"The story behind the Liễu Hạnh video started when I was invited by the Morua artist collective to compose and perform music for one of their experimental pieces. The idea was to live and work together in central Vietnam for two weeks, and then tour the country with the finished piece. Shortly after arriving in Hội An, fate took an ill twist and that plan fell through, but living in close quarters in a small town, we started getting to know each other and exchanging ideas. That progressed naturally into working on smaller collaborations together, one of which ended up being between myself and Nguyễn Hạ Xuân Nguyên, a choreographer with a background in both contemporary and traditional Vietnamese dance. Nguyên and I kept the process intuitive, and found a location that we both felt suited the spirit of the material. The final video was shot in a single take."

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Akai MFC-42 MIDI Syncable Analog Filter

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via this auction

"Originally released as an add-on filter for the MPC-2000, the MFC-42 can do a whole lot more than that, best explained by regular MFC-42 user Ian Pooley in the video." [first video here]

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Catharina | Modular World 25 Live performance

video upload by Cinematic Laboratory

"I made this performance for Modular World ep. 25 which premiered on March 13th. There's a strong ghost story in my home town of The Hague. Catharina le Chasseur (the hunter) was sentenced to death by drowning in 1541 because of counterfeit crimes. After her death, reports came in of ghost sightings on her home grounds. This video is performed and filmed on location. It's a seance and a tribute. And it turned out to be a really cool patch using Soma Enner, Mimeophon, Desmodus, Melotus, Toolbox, Bitbox and Nebulae. Nebulae is running Realms 0.2, a custom instrument coded by Ian Hoogeboom (studio48nl). Also special thanks to Marieke McKenna who helped me produce this video and lending me her hands for some video inserts (shot a few days later)."

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Bright Sparks - Tom Oberheim

video upload by GForce Software

"After the 2015 release of our Bright Sparks Documentary & Album collaboration with I Monster, while we were elated at the critical acclaim the project received, we always felt it would have been enriched by the inclusion of one person in particular, Tom Oberheim.

On the instrumental version of the Bright Sparks album, I Monster had created a bonus track, Beneath The Planet Of The Oberheim and while we'd reached out to Tom Oberheim and asked him to appear in the accompanying documentary, for various reasons it wasn't possible.

Then in Feb 2021, after the release of our OB-E 8-Voice emulation, we got the chance to talk with Tom whereupon our second question was 'Can we persuade you to be filmed for a new Bright Sparks Chapter?'

Tom agreed and while covid put our plans on hold temporarily, we carried on communicating, and in October 2021 we sat at the UK end of a zoom call while cameraman Sam Graydon filmed Tom in the comfort of his California home. Additionally, ex-Oberheim engineer (and industry icon), Marcus Ryle, joined us from his studio and imparted his experience of working at Oberheim in the 80s and how, over 30 years later, he was pivotal in Tom regaining the use of his name and logo.

The result is a new Bright Sparks chapter dedicated to Tom Oberheim. A fascinating journey through the life and career of one of the most revered synthesiser pioneers, whose work has graced the tracks of everyone from Joe Zawinul to Stevie Wonder, Lyle Mays, Jam and Lewis and countless others.

Camera - Sam Graydon.
Edit Producer - Jeff Boult.
Executive Producer - Dave Spiers for GForce Software.
Artwork - Jarrod Gosling
Animation - Luke Highet
Photos - Dave Spiers, Ian Legge, Robert Rosen, Marcus Ryle, Tom Oberheim & Sequential Circuits
Music - I Monster (Bright Sparks Instrumental). Jeff Boult. Dave Spiers.
Archive - Internet Archive. Prelinger Archives.

Huge thanks to: I Monster's Dean Honer & Jarrod Gosling, Chris Macleod, Marcus Ryle, Jill Oberheim, Susan Wolf, Hugo Brangwyn, Graeme Rawson, Jerome Meunier, Robert Rosen, Alex Abajian, Ian Legge, Kent Spong, Les Pressure and David Gibbons."

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