Saturday, December 24, 2011

Klirrfaktor: Modular Breakz (Modular System & MFB Schlagzwerg)

YouTube Uploaded by TheKlirrfaktor on Dec 19, 2011 "Klirrfaktor: Modular Breakz (Modular System & MFB Schlagzwerg) Next patch with my little modular system. Starring: Vinyl-like noise: Zapp (DIY-Drum-Synth on the rigth) Drums: MFB SchlagZwerg Pads; Doepfer Dark Energy, LiveWire Dalek Modulator FX-Bass: Doepfer A-196 PLL, Bubblesound VCOb, Doepfer A-106-1 Xtreme Filter Bass: MakeNoise Wiard Wogglebug, WMD Gamma Wave Source FX: Circuit Bent Korg Monotron, 4ms Noise Swash Lead: Makenoise René, The Harvestman Hertz Donut, Bubblesound SEM 20 VSF, WMD Geiger Counter, MOTM E350 Resampling Mini Delay +++ More at Klirrfaktor"

Monday, December 19, 2011

"Mild Slopes" A New Synthesizer Blog From A Quaker Point Of View.

"Mild Slopes is a new blog, mostly about classic Roland products, but also some other curiosities. All done with a personal touch and a tangible flare."

Sunday, December 18, 2011

KNOBZ.NET - Abandoned Train Yard

Newest KNOBZ.NET production.
Photos taken at an abandoned Train Yard in Siedlce, Poland.
GPS: 52°9'40.59"N / 22°16'13.73"E
Photos: nijanulu
Music & SFX: Adam Pietruszko
More videos at http://KNOBZ.NET

Saturday, December 17, 2011

GRID: matrix sequencer for Reaktor

"A short demonstration of a selection of presets included in GRID.

GRID is available now for £20

Visit for more information"

"An example of how to make an analog style drum beat in GRID."

"Icebreaker Audio has recently released GRID, a matrix sound sequencer for Native Instruments Reaktor 5.6.

Based on unique sound and interface concepts, GRID can produce a wide variety of sounds, from drum beats, to ambient drones and even 8bit circuit-bent sounds.

Key features include:

· 8 voice sound sequencer controlled from an animated 8x8 grid

· 42 presets with 4 patterns per preset (a total of 168 patterns)

· Per voice pattern length

· Analog and digital sound generation modes

· 2 modulation step sequencers and an LFO, each with user defined routing

· Filter and delay effects

· “Glitch” controls to add chaos and noise

· Automatic tempo-synchronization when used in a host

· Preconfigured TouchOSC templates for iPad and iPhone control

GRID is available now for £20 (€24/$30 approx)

For more information, visit:"

GRID Audio Demos by Icebreaker Audio

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Klirrfaktor: Noise 'n' Rhythm (Modular System & Monotribe)

YouTube Uploaded by TheKlirrfaktor on Dec 9, 2011

"Klirrfaktor: Noise 'n' Rhythm (Modular System & Monotribe)

Maybe the patch is to heavy but finally i had to record it :D

The Drone-Sound was made with Livewire Dalek Modulator, Bubblesound SEM20 V|S|F, MOTM E580
Drums: MFB Schlagzwerg & 4ms Noise Swash.
Bass-Line: Din SynC OSC303 + Division6 Filtare SEIII

More @


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Synton Fenix analog modular for auction! (PRICE DROP!)

For sale via this auction
"Extremely rare Synton Fenix analog modular synthesizer, hand built in 1997-98 in the Netherlands. This unit is one of 75 ever produced! The Fenix is a highly sought after analog modular popularized by Aphex Twin on his Analord albums (see video below for an example). I've owned this Fenix for nearly a decade, after trading for it with a respected member of the Analogue Heaven mailing list. The Fenix is a truly unique instrument, and I wish I were able to keep it.

The following items are included in the auction:

Synton Fenix analog modular synthesizer
Primary power supply with a converter for U.S. power outlets
Secondary power supply
Extra back panel with power chassis - should anything ever happen to the original power chassis, you have a backup!

31 Unique Modules: LFO1, LFO2, LFO3, VCO1, VCO2, VCO3, VCF1, VCF2, VCF3, Comperator, Mixer1, Mixer2, Mixer3, EG1, EG2, EG3, VCA1, VCA2, VCA3, VCA4, Slew Limiter, Sample & Hold, Portamento, Noise Generator, Ring Modulator1, Ring Modulator2, CV Mixer1, CV Mixer2, Audio In Processor1, Audio In Processor2, Audio Out

Cosmetic Condition: Excellent. There are a few very minor scratches on the back panel and sides from rack wear, but the face of the Fenix is in extremely good condition. This unit has been kept in a smoke-free environment, and I've never gigged with it.

Operational Condition: Very good. All modules are 100% operational and functional. There are four slightly scratchy pots: VCF1 Frequency, VCF1 Resonance, VCF3 Frequency, and VC3 Resonance. These could easily be cleaned and/or repaired by a tech or an experienced audiophile.

Bid With Confidence: In addition to spotless eBay feedback, I have successfully sold many high dollar value items via the Analogue Heaven mailing list over the years. You can find my seller feedback there by searching the Analogue Heaven archives for my email address: josh (at)

(Note: The above email address is now obsolete, please use eBay's messaging system to contact me!)

Shipping: Please ignore the shipping costs that are estimated below, as that is a just a ballpark figure. Final shipping costs will depend on carrier, location, and shipping options. The Fenix will be professionally packed (double boxed, insured, etc.). I will pay for all packing costs. Buyer is responsible for all actual shipping services such as insurance, tracking, overnight, or 2/3-day service. I will provide a detailed receipt of the shipping costs to the Buyer.

"Note: The Fenix is available for local pickup in the San Francisco Bay Area."

Kickstarter--OPERATOR EP, Limited Vinyl Run

On Kickstarter
"OPERATOR is the pseudonym of Joel Henigson--electronic musician and producer. He is poised to release his first ever official album, an EP entitled Rhaawwgh!, the name stems from the primal nature of these electro picks. There will be three original songs from OPERATOR as well as alternate versions and remixes. Included in the remix lineup are: Vosuru from Russia, Berlin based Nick Foglia, and Ashland synth guru Todd Barton. Joel operates a project studio in Ashland, OR and is self funding this project, but printing vinyl is expensive, and that's why he needs YOUR HELP! Make your pre-order/pledge today and help to make the vinyl printing possible." On Kickstarter here.

Check out some samples of OPERATOR's work:

Demo-lition by OPERATOR-music"

Monday, December 5, 2011

Korg MS-02 Interface CV & Trigger converter with Original Box

via this auction

"Control Voltage converter for Korg MS-series synths (and others using Hz/V control) to work with devices using the more usual Octave/V system (and vice-versa)"

SN 171074

Thursday, December 1, 2011

pocket concerto for piano and noise

YouTube Uploaded by pianoloft on Nov 29, 2011

"playing abstract, noisy sounds and a piano."

"improvised by martin kratochwil with a korg er1, connected to a WMD-geigercounter, a piano with a kaospad for spontaneous sampling and modified devices."

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Facebook Page for WilliamK's Latest Music

You can find tons of FREE Electronic Music Downloads on WilliamK's new site here.

Universe II Slow Venus by William Kalfelz

Latest tracks by William Kalfelz

Thursday, November 17, 2011

ADSR - Seekae

ADSR - Seekae from Tooths on Vimeo.

Don't miss the live performance at 12:26.

"In this episode of ADSR we meet Sydney electronic trio Seekae in their Sydney City studio.

They go through the process of writing '+Dome' - their 2nd album. You'll find out what plugins and hardware they use, how they make their loops/samples and how they bring it all together to perform live using Ableton Live.

For more on Seekae head to -

ADSR's next episode: Jonti - talks about Digital Performer's Polar, the Moog Opus, Roland SP-404, his debut album 'Twirligig' and his live show."

Also see:
Tooths - ADSR feat. Donny Benét

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Insula "llegar" ep, free download - free download
"Llegar is the new second job Insula, this time for the netlabel scale. Behind this project is Leonardo Mirabal, a Venezuelan based in Madrid for many years and active part of the collective + MAS (Madrid Artistas Sonoros). His music takes us to small, intimate, emotionally charged with messages and memories of the lived and left behind. Its production using analog synths combined with the latest technology, result in a job that runs away from different periods and styles but heavily influenced by the more classical background music. An audio journey that seeks to evoke images, landscapes and situations in the listener, thus immersed in a moving display of the memory of what was, what could have been in a dream and changing times.

- All these composed songs Insula.
- Sax on “El binomio del recuerdo” by Aron Pozon.
- Mixed and mastered by Insula.
- “A punto de llegar pero confundido” and “No se si lo que dejé atrás” mastered in estudios subacuátiocos by Música para Khaos.- Photos by Javier Martin-Romo.

more info:"

llegar by insula

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Free zipcreator Java app

"Whether you're a developer or collector, you can use zipcreator to archive your stuff. It's a cross-platform app, handy for moving files between computers.

You'll need Java to run zipcreator, but then just double-click the downloaded app to run - there is no installation stage.

Main features:
- Freeware, full version
- Create and update zip files up to 2GB in size
- In service worldwide since '05

For more info:"

A quick note on this post: Remember MATRIXYSNTH-P isn't just about synths, it's about anything supporters of the site want to promote. This tool will obviously be useful for some in the synth community.

Disclaimer: MATRIXSYNTH does not vouch for this software or any posts on this site. Always research what you find out there and use at your own risk. Contact for any questions. However, do feel free to comment.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Klirrfaktor: Lost Harmonic Identity Part H (7/8 time modular patch)

YouTube Uploaded by TheKlirrfaktor on Oct 30, 2011

"Klirrfaktor: Lost Harmonic Identity Part H (7/8 time modular patch):

All sounds from the modular system.

Lead sound: MakeNoise René + The Harvestman Hertz Donut + Bubblesound SEM20 VSF + WMD Geiger Counter

Drums: MFB Schlagzwerg + 4ms Noise Swash + ART Pro Channel

more at

Thanks 4 listening!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Analogue Solutions Oberkorn & Red Square for Sale

Oberkorn at this auction

"Analogue Solutions Oberkorn Mark 1 CV/Gate analog sequencer with PSU (not original).

Fully operational. No manual, but there is a link (plus more info on the oberkorn) on the following page for a download.

Link to Analogue solutions page on the MK3 (very similar)"

Red Square at this auction

"Semi-modular patchable analog synth, can be used with CV/Gate or MIDI. Can also be used as an effects processor."

Update: higher res pics added.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Rare Synton Fenix Analog Modular for Sale - New Price!

Sale is via this auction.

"Note: The Fenix is available for local pickup in the San Francisco Bay Area."

"For auction is the extremely rare Synton Fenix analog modular synthesizer, hand built in 1997 in the Netherlands. This unit is one of 75 ever made! The Fenix is a highly sought after analog modular used by the likes of Aphex Twin and other artists. I've owned this Fenix for nearly a decade, after trading for it with a respected member of the Analogue Heaven mailing list. The sounds the Fenix can produce are like nothing else!

The following items are included in this auction:

- Synton Fenix analog modular synthesizer
- Primary power supply with a converter for U.S. power outlets
- Backup power supply and back panel (rare), should something ever happen to the original power components!

The Pomona banana patch cords shown in one of the pictures are NOT included in this auction.

Cosmetic Condition: Excellent. There are a few very minor scratches on the back panel and sides from rack wear, but the face of the Fenix is in extremely good condition. Some of the pictures have glare due to sunlight in the upper portions of the photos. Don't worry, the finish is still a very dark black.

Operational Condition: Very good. All modules are 100% operational and functional. There are four slightly scratchy pots: VCF1 Frequency, VCF1 Resonance, VCF3 Frequency, and VC3 Resonance. These could easily be cleaned and/or repaired by a tech or an experienced audiophile. Servicing and part information can be found on the Dutch Synth web site.

Bid With Confidence: In addition to good eBay feedback, I have successfully sold many high dollar value items via the Analogue Heaven mailing list. You can find my seller feedback there by searching the Analogue Heaven archives for my (now defunct, do not email this address, use eBay for questions) email address: josh (at)

Shipping: Please ignore the shipping costs that are estimated below. Final shipping will depend on how fast the buyer wants the Fenix shipped via UPS and other options. The Fenix will be professionally packed at UPS (insurance, double boxed, etc.). I will provide a receipt for all shipping costs."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Music From Mars

Music From Mars

"The latest album from eccentric British producer Zoe Blade. A deep blend of electronic styles, showing influences from John Carpenter, AFX and Plastikman. The A side unloads raw bass, starts like a bad day, stops on a shilling. On the flip side, layers peel off to reveal a half remembered dream of better times and all that could have been. Required listening for insomniacs and the nocturnal."

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Beast Modded Roland TR-606 For Sale - SN #001 of 7

via this auction
"One of the greatest cult legend drum machines of all time, behold serial number one, the first of only 7 ever made. The following is adapted from the website:

The fluidity of the 606, Roland's *only* drum machine that can switch seamlessly between write and play modes, is well known, however the static sound and poor interfacing leaves it wanting.
TheBeast Modification addresses these issues.

Before modification all original components are cleaned and / or replaced
All tact switches are replaced using genuine alps parts (not cheap chinease imports)
All original leds are changed to blue to match new function leds
All new parts chosen by track record for durability (eg new 'cliff' sockets, as per analogue systems modular etc.)

A live session with the beast, the Kicker, and fx pedals: [below]
Pedal chain pain brain (live TR-606/PC-2 + pedals +fx) by highsage
[Modded Beast TR-606 and PC-2 fed into a modular pedal signal chain with built in feedback loops used to create chord sounds and filters in series to get vocally-type fx from LT/HT parts.
Recorded live off the mixer straight to tape with no edits. Kick is the Kicker pedal being fed the kick's trig out of the 606. Partial shot of the signal chain in the pic. Inspired by the music going on at Krautok / Maria right now in Berlin. Hope to do a similar set there live some time in the (very) near future!]

Anamorphology - Untamed by highsage
["Tonight a new alias is born. This first track sets the tone for anything appearing as Anamorphology ... untamed expression within the infinite curve of the analog domain. Dynamic. Alive. Real. Tangible. Techno."]

ASiD Compactor (September Monthly Acid Pattern) by highsage
["Aksen's September Acid pattern was so shit hot I decided to unleash 6 SiD Station Machines on the MnM against it, along with the beast 606, a slew of pedals, and some 'verb. Check out the rest of dyLABs September Acid Pattern Monthly submissions here: Give her a go...this month's pattern is dope!"]

Who's Afraid of Berlin (Fear your Machines Instead) LIVE 303/606 PA

YouTube Uploaded by shagghie on Oct 2, 2010

["Right? Instead of moving to Berlin to find our inner techno, I humbly submit we need to move closer inside our machines first. Berlin, like Detroit, can lead you to the water. To the spice. But it cannot make you drink. It is a place I will visit soon, and to my friends there, i come humbly, eager to learn further, and with respect.
But to all those in search of your inner techno, fear your machines first and foremost. Berlin is the forest, but the machines are the beasts...and it is within them, that we can transcend space and time, oceans and valleys, and unite as one creed.
Tonight, I fear Roland...
This one is dedicated to Julian of dubdubdubDAWTthebeastDAWTcoDAWTuk for the love and care he's put into these instruments as their creator."]

This machine has more character and grit than anything out there. Best snares you'll ever hear. Most "alive" Toms ever. Unique hats and cymbals, and a kick that is perfect for today's minimal and acid.

The temp mute switches are ingenious.. the ULTIMATE live jam and studio machine as a result.

Build quality is unparalleled for a modified Roland of this era. This machine has been used on Vinyl releases from Berlin, as well as digital techno and acid releases in North America. It is signed on the bottom (full disclosure) by Julian, its creator. Consider this a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Trig Ins and Outs
Massive and wide range tunings
Individual Outs
Momentary latch mute switches
Exotic sound
Amazing to behold and use
A true "wonder of the techno world"
Serial #1 of what is most likely the most rare roland cult machine on earth.
Low opening price considering these have gone for $4k+ in the past...

List of ToneControl mods:

bass pitch A
bass pitch B
low tom pitch
low tom impact
low tom noise level
hi tom pitch
hi tom impact
hi tom noise level
snare decay
snare pitch
snare noise filter
snare noise level
open hat decay
closed hat decay
hats filter
hats & cymbal filter
cymbal decay
cymbal tone
cymbal filter A
cymbal filter B"

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Willzyx Blowout Sale

"Classic silver x0xb0x kit now only $295."

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sequential Circuits Six Track $550+shipping

Contact: Taylor Bartholomew

SN 001200

"Fully functional. Cosmetic wear minimal.

Item will be shipped anywhere in US or Canada for shipping charge equal to that of cost of shipping via UPS or USPS

'The Six-Trak was an analogue synthesizer manufactured by Sequential Circuits in San Jose, California and released in January 1984. It is notable for being one of the first multi-timbral synthesizers, equipped with MIDI and an on-board six-track digital sequencer, hence the name. It was designed as an inexpensive and easily portable 'scratch-pad' machine for trying out arrangements. You can latch the arpeggiator and play along with sequences in real time. Also available is a unison mode which renders the keyboard monophonic but allows for very rich sounding timbres.'"

Saturday, September 24, 2011

EQ2011 | EQUINOXYGEN FESTIVAL - Saturday, Oct. 1 Northeast New Jersey

"One Thousand Pulses proudly presents:


The first in our series of annual, day-long, audiovisual performance festivals of immersive, provocative, electronic & experimental music.

As the only large-scale event of its type ever to take place in the Northeast New Jersey area, Equinoxygen offers a roster of renowned artists from across the globe, spanning the bandwidth of electronic music’s genres, styles, and approaches. This year's event is the opening salvo in a regular series of festivals to take place in the region, bridging the analog and the digital & the audio and the visual, to yield a unique sensorium of sound and image.

— EZEKIEL HONIG (Brooklyn)
— JOHN HUDAK (Westchester, NY)
— JON DURANT (Massachusetts)

EQ2011 will take place this Saturday, October 1, in Wilson Auditorium on FDU's Teaneck/Hackensack, New Jersey campus from 12 noon to 9 PM.

Doors open @ 11 AM. Performances begin @ noon.

Tickets are $25/advance, $35 at the door. Purchase advance tickets here:

EQ2011 hosts a veritable who’s who of artists operating within a broad range of electronica circles, and we’re excited to bring so many remarkable talents together under one roof, including Bernhard Wöstheinrich (his stateside debut), Neil Nappe (first performance in over 20 years!), and guitarist Jon Durant (making one of his all too infrequent live appearances). These are just but three out of the thirteen musicians who collectively will make EQ2011 the highlight event of the year.

Further info:

We hope to see you here!


Bernhard Wöstheinrich elicits meaning from abstraction in electronic music and media whether as an artist, musician, painter, graphic designer, small town bohemian, or failed control freak. Using a compositional approach akin to his work as a visual artist, Wöstheinrich usually begins by improvising abstract sonic structures which are subsequently developed into an increasingly detailed aural picture, both in his own solo project as The Redundant Rocker, and in collaboration with colleagues Markus Reuter (as Centrozoon), Ian Boddy, Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock, No-Man singer Tim Bowness, Thorsten Niestrath, and Synapscape's Philipp Münch. He has released music on a variety of labels such as DiN, Burning Shed, Tonefloat, and Unsung, and continues to push at the boundaries of rock, electronica, and the avant-garde.

Southern California-based musician Dean DeBenedictis has always utilized his interest in a variety of styles and cultures to enrich the quality of his musical expression. Beginning his deep exploration of music in the 80's, De Benedictis has covered a wide gamut of sonic experience, moving through many jazz-fusion and progressive rock bands, music theory classes, and producing/performing source music for network television. Known to the electronic/ambient community as Surface 10 (as well as under his given name), De Benedictis has realized numerous recordings for labels like Hypnos, Lektronic Soundscapes, Spotted Peccary, DiN, and Cleopatra, founding the Fateless Flows Collective and its subsequent imprint in 2004. De Benedictis has spent the last few years refining his own idiosyncratic approach to rhythmic and non-rhythmic-based musics, to the effect that after a period of dormancy, he is actively reviving Fateless Flows as a ongoing conduit for his colleagues and his own future endeavors.

A practicing Buddhist, artist and spiritualist, Vic Hennegan contemplates the state of humanity through his music. “Many of us have lost our connection with ourselves, the planet, the universe and those around us. My intention and purpose is to create and bring forth music for dance, for harmony and for spiritual connection.” Hennegan’s work as a live performer makes him a rare commodity in the electronic world. With computers, samplers, vocals and synthesizers, Hennegan’s instinctive hand creates techno-trance and ambient music as a wildly pleasurable, uplifting experience that will take your soul on a journey to the center of ecstasy. Hennegan’s music emanates a unique warmth which moves the listener to a state of euphoria. Aside from working with vocalists Juliet Annerino and Becca Fuchs, Hennegan is also a member, along with frequent partner-in-sound Dean De Benedicitis, of Los Angeles's Fateless Flow Collective.

New York City native Ezekiel Honig, founder of the labels Anticipate and Microcosm, concentrates on his idiosyncratic brand of emotively warm electroacoustic music across a breadth of quietly insinuating recordings and performances. Using the loop as more of a tool than a rule, Honig paints outside the lines, nestling into a comfortable, shared space between muted techno, melodic, event-driven ambient, textural downtempo and slowmotion house, using them as reference points from which to stray, rather than as steadfast frameworks. Honig looks to incorporate a material nature into his music by imbuing it with a host of field recording/found-sound sources in the search for a balance between digital software innovation and the physicality of the world around us. His improvisational approach combines loops and elements from various songs with on-the-fly arrangements, editing and effects. Honig has performed in numerous galleries and alternative spaces worldwide including Montreal's Mutek festival, the Plateaux Festival in Poland, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milan, Italy, and the Detroit Electronic Music Festival.

Field recordist, sound collagist, and arch experimentalist John Hudak has courted interests in sound and music from the age of four. At the University of Delaware and the Naropa Institute for the Arts, Hudak studied English, video, photography, creative writing and dance, and soon thereafter began to create taped soundtracks for solo performance art/dance and mixed media. Language has also been a predominant focus in his life and artistic pursuits, having studied and published haiku poetry, the literary equivalent of the reductive, minimal, and nature-based sound forms that consistantly fascinate him. Hudak's current work focuses on the rhythms and melodies that exist in our daily aural environments; on his usually limited edition CDs, both self-released and found on such labels as Meme, and/oar, Intransitive, Alluvial and others, plus his web-based projects, mixed-media installations and performances, Hudak reframes and transforms sound in our environment so it can be noted, admired, and valued.

Jon Durant is a guitarist who brings a unique sense of texture and melody to his instrument. His distinctive “cloud guitar” soundscapes and engaging lead work have graced numerous CD recordings and film soundtracks. Either solo or in a group context, his myriad influences reference such colleagues as Fripp & Eno, Steve Tibbetts, David Torn, and the early work of Bill Frisell and Andy Summers. As executive producer of Alchemy Records, he produces recordings for internationally acclaimed artists in his small Massachusetts-based studio. In addition to longtime collaborators Tony Levin (bassist with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel), percussionist Vinny Sabatino, pianist Michael Whalen, and guitar/synth master Randy Roos, Durant has recorded with Colin Edward of Porcupine Tree, electric violinist Caryn Lyn, and many others. At EQ2011, Durant will perform with his son Harrison accompanying him, as the duo interface their liquid guitars within the labyrinthine environment of the iPad.

Marcus Fischer is a musician and multimedia artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. While drumming in various bands in and around his prior residence in Olympia, Washington, Fischer discovered new opportunities arising for him to further experiment with sound using tape loops and electronics. Field recordings, chance, and DIY instruments, coupled with acoustic instrumentation and visual art, define what has become Fischer’s minimal signature. Fischer curates vision+hearing, a series of audiovisual events that bring musicians and filmmakers together for collaborative performances, and is the co-curator of SIX, an annual six-speaker surround sound performance series, and has had the opportunity to score various short films and multimedia performances. Past musical releases include his recent Monocoastal on 12k, [i]Arctic/Antarctic[/i] (Luxus-Arctica), contributions and remixes to various compilations and net labels as map~map, various untitled 3” CDRs, and two CDs as part of the duo Unrecognizable Now.

Mem1, the husband and wife team of Mark and Laura Cetilia, seamlessly blend the sounds of cello and electronics to create a limitless palette of sonic possibilities in their improvisation-based performances. They use custom hardware and software in conjunction with a uniquely subtle approach to extended cello technique and realtime modular synthesis patching, which results in the creation of a single voice rather than a duet between two individuals. Their music moves beyond melody, lyricism and traditional structural confines, revealing an organic evolution of sound blending harmony with cacophony. The duo have taken part in residencies at Harvestworks in New York, STEIM and Kunstenaarslogies in the Netherlands and USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway. In 2009, they created a site-specific installation for the Museums of Bat Yam (Israel); their collaborative works with media artists Kadet Kuhne and Liora Belford have been screened and installed at venues including the Sundance Film Festival, Fringe Exhibitions (Los Angeles), and the Hordaland Kunstsenter (Bergen). Throughout their career, they have collaborated with a variety of artists including the Penderecki String Quartet, Steve Roden, Jan Jelinek, Frank Bretschneider, and Stephen Vitiello, amongst many others.

New Jersey's own Neil Nappe is an accomplished guitarist and synthesist whose pioneering work dates back to the 80s and his seminal release on Larry Fast's Audion label, July. Spending years refining and applying numerous approaches, techniques and disciplines to the performance capabilities of synthesizers and interactive guitar playing, Nappe's keen ear for texture and nuance has set him on a course that breaks with any established genre boundaries or confines. His dazzling work with guitar synths, generating loops and triggering samples to yield intensively immersive waves of undulating notes and frequencies, have rightly drawn comparisons with like-minded texturalists Robert Fripp, Manuel Gottsching, and Richard Pinhas. Equinoxygen will mark Nappe's eagerly anticipated return to live performance after a 15-year-plus hiatus.

Award-winning composer, author, and filmmaker Richard Lainhart is a digital artisan who works with sonic and visual data. Since childhood, he's been interested in natural processes such as waves, flames and clouds, in harmonics and harmony, and in creative interactions with machines, using them as compositional methods to present sounds and images that are as beautiful as he can make them. Studying composition and electronic music with Joel Chadabe at the State University of New York at Albany, Lainhart has gone on to compose music for film, television, CD-ROMs, and web-based applications. His compositions have been performed in the US, England, Sweden, Germany, Australia, and Japan; recordings of his music have appeared on the Periodic Music, Vacant Lot, XI, Airglow, Tobira, Field Studies, Infrequency, VICMOD, ExOvo labels, and, most recently, on the OTP-affiliated Periphery imprint. As an active performer and composer of over 150 electronic and acoustic works, Lainhart has appeared in public approximately 2000 times, and worked with such notable musicians as John Cage, David Tudor, Steve Reich, Phill Niblock, David Berhman, and Jordan Rudess, among many others.

Electronic musician and sound artist Stephen Vitiello transforms incidental atmospheric noises into mesmerizing soundscapes that alter our perception of the surrounding environment. He has composed music for independent films, experimental video projects and art installations, collaborating with such artists as Nam June Paik, Tony Oursler and Dara Birnbaum. In 1999 he was awarded a studio for six months on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center’s Tower One, where he recorded the cracking noises of the building swaying under the stress of the winds after Hurricane Floyd. As an installation artist, he is particularly interested in the physical aspect of sound and its potential to define the form and atmosphere of a spatial environment. This year has seen the CD release of MOSS (with Molly Berg, Olivia Block & Steve Roden) on 12k, plus collaborative work with Machinefabriek and Lawrence English; exhibitions include sound works hosted by Museum 52, and the first aural exhibit to grace New York City's celebrated High Line park. Vitiello has collaborated with such musicians as Pauline Oliveros, Scanner, Steve Roden, Frances-Marie Uitti, Andrew Deutsch, and Yasunao Tone. He is currently an Associate Professor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Taylor Deupree is a sound artist, graphic designer, and photographer residing in New York. His solo works in recent years have explored a fusion of digital sound manipulation with organic and melodic textures that take influences from his interest in architecture, interior design, and photography. Themes of minimalism, stillness, atmosphere, nature, and imperfection prevade his work. In 1997, he founded 12k, a record label that focuses on minimalism and contemporary hybrids of acoustic and electronic music. Deupree has released over seventy CDs on the label by a roster of international sound artists and has developed 12k into one of the most respected experimental music labels in the world. Since 1993, he has released critically acclaimed recordings for labels worldwide including Spekk, Plop, Ritornell/Mille Plateaux, Raster-Noton, Disko B, Sub Rosa, Room40, and many others. Over the years, Deupree has collaborated with artists such as guitarist Christopher Willits, Kenneth Kirschner, Tetsu Inoue, Frank Bretschneider, Richard Chartier, and Stephan Mathieu. Deupree feels the importance of collaborative work is not to layer two individual styles but rather to fuse each artist's concepts to forge a unique, third identity.

Jim Spitznagel and Trevor Pinch comprise the duo known as The Electric Golem, who yield generative, modern psychedelic mindscapes thanks to Pinch's command of his Moog Prodigy and homemade modular synths, and Spitznagel's battery of similar devices like the Evolver, Mopho, Tenori-on, Nintendo DSi, iPod Touch, and Orb Sequencer. During his daylight hours, Pinch is Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University, and the coauthor of perhaps the definitive book on synthesizer technology, Analog Days. Spitznagel is a true techno-polyglot, a digital computer artist, photographer, and sonic provocateur who has released all manners of twisted electronica on his Level Green imprint, and continues to raise the bar for circuit-based music as he craftily wrestles with the vagaries of tone, glitch, frequency, and pulsation. The duo just released their sophomore effort, Sky Snails, on OTP's new Periphery label."

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tooths - ADSR feat. Donny Benét

"To kick off a new series called ADSR (Attack Decay Sustain Release) we travel to Donny Land Studios to see the meet the man himself, Donny Benét. He shows us around the studio, records an improvised song, give us an exclusive peek at a track off his next album and talks all things music.

The ADSR series will bring you interviews with exciting musicians. We will generally discuss music, get insights into their writing process, gear they use and hints and tips for you musicians out there.

ADSR's next episode: Seekae - talking music and their new live setup."

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How to Post on MATRIXSYNTH-P

The following applies to MATRIXYSNTH-P and the MATRIXSYNTH-P listings on the right of each site.
If you are new to MATRIXSYNTH see this post.

The cost per post on MATRIXSYNTH-P is $5. The cost helps support the MATRIXSYNTH network, and the post helps support you. Posts will go up on MATRIXSYNTH Twitter and Facebook and will be displayed for a minimum of three days on the top right of MATRIXSYNTH, MATRIXSYNTH-B and MATRIXSYNTH-P.

To post on P submit the following for review to

1. Title: Title you want for your post.
2. Body: Text you want in the body of the post.
3. Media: images or links to video and/or audio (you will need to host them yourself on SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo or other). Images can be hosted on P and videos and audio can be embedded using any of the services mentioned.
4. email contact info if necessary (for items for sale). The email alias will be used as a label for the post as well. This will allow sellers to build a reputation and allow buyers to filter posts by sellers.

Anything can be submitted for a post, not just synths and not just items for sale. If you have any questions email

Note listings are similar to Criagslist in that they are 100% between the buyer and seller. MATRIXSYNTH assumes no responsibility and cannot vouch for either the buyer or seller. This site is a simple paid listings site. However, you will be able to review and leave comments in posts and you should be able to search by seller. Of course any bad seller can just create a new alias and email address, but this is the same on other sites.

Although you can submit anything for a post, there is a bar including no hate, discrimination, illegal file sharing, etc. The best way to find out if a post meets the bar is to send it in.

Payment is via Paypal to