Smokey Quartz – Plant Music 17

Smokey Quartz

“In this plant music video a snake plant plays two pianos, a mellotron and farfisa. The MIDI data coming from the Sprout is being sculpted by various Ableton and Max4Live MIDI effects. Enjoy!”

Analog synth vibrato with hand movement

GS Music

“We connected an accelerometer to the pitch CV input on the new GS Apollo synthesizer and this is what we got.
The accelerometer module was slightly modified. Some filters were added in order to achieve a better response.
No modulation wheel or aftertouch was used.”

EVI suite

EVI suite

“Getting back into Nyle Steiner’s amazing wind controller, EVI-1000 and it’s analog, dual oscillator mono synth, EWV-2000…..”

Live Performance of Christ Eternal Part 2 w/ the Monolithic Two-Dimensional Keyboard Midi Controller


“This performance of ‘Christ Eternal pt. 2’ features vertical arpeggio fingering, vocals broken into syllables and reassembled into words, and a full choir. Please visit my website for info on my albums and invention, The Monolithic Two-dimensional Keyboard.”

You can find additional posts featuring the Monolithic controller here. The first post went up back in

Marble machine + Modular synth


“Catapult trigger to synthesizer.”

“Piezo pickup on the bit that flicks down on the catapult launch”

Side note: I haven’t featured a denha video on the site since 2016. He switched from synth to his DIY marble contraptions only for a while. It’s nice to see the two come together. 🙂

More denha on MATRIXSYNTH:

FH2 and Morph Thunder Overlay – The perfect Eurorack controller combo!

Synth Diy Guy

“This time I take you through my set up using Sensel´s Morph with the Buchla Thunder overlay, connected to the Eurorack via Expert Sleepers FH2 Factotum and expanders for a total of 24 outputs! Morph layout linked below.

Thanks to Sensel and Signal Sounds for sponsoring the video!

Get your FH2 here:…”

Thunder Jam – The long one


Unique & Rare: Pianocade Chiptune Synth & Controller

via this auction

You can find demos of one here.

“A true arcade-style keyboard and mono-synth, emulating the chip-tune sounds of old. It does all the old arpeggiator effects and classic Nintendo/Sega sounds you’ll recognise, and even has a small built-in speaker.

Playing on the arcade game switches is a truly unique experience, great fun, and then you have that great big red joystick for

Snyderphonics Manta Technique Demonstration

Jeff Snyder – additional demo here.

“This is an example of an effective technique for using the continuous data from the sensors on the Snyderphonics Manta.

While it’s possible to get useful data from the sensors when conceiving of them as a sort of psuedo-pressure sensor, they are actually sensing the total surface area covered by the finger. The technique demonstrated here is what we have

jumpSynth: trampoline-based portable synthesizer for making noise in the woods alone

“Here’s a portable synthesizer with built-in stereo amplifier, totally battery-powered, just add a trampoline to play.
The synth is powered by a Bela board running a custom Pure Data patch. Get the code and some tech info here:

And here’s a video showing you how to make your own trampoline controller:”

An Introduction to Trampolines as Sound Making

Using a EWI USB breath controller on the Elektron Digitone

Floyd Steinberg

“Using a breath controller on a synthesizer can unlock a whole new world of sounds. Here’s how to set up the Elektron #digitone, a 4 operator FM #synthesizer, to work with a AKAI #EWI breath controller. Table of contents below. The demo in the beginning is one take, no external effects, Digitone only. Track 1 is reserved for the EWI, the other 3 tracks use parameter locking and