Synth Geekery 173

In episode 173 we are talking percussion on synths on your Saturday – ! Plus all the usual segments! There is also a special segment at the end of the show where we have JX3D talking about mastering.

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About the Synth Geekery Show

Synth Geekery is a weekly podcast/live stream (YouTube) show about everything synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, sequencers, eurorack and music technology. We take the “one of the masses” viewpoint, where we are also users of gear just like you (read: we’re not influenced by commercial product placement).

The show relies on the generous contributions of the synth community. You can contribute in many ways including supporting us via our YouTube Channel Membership or Patreon. We also have regular and special video guests: if you would like to take part in future shows – please contact me via email on the about page here.


This week’s video guests are:

Daren T. Housse

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Daren resides in the UK and is one of the first video guests on the show since 2019. He has a large amount of tracks on his youtube channel plus a great album collection over on BandCamp.

Andrew Brooks

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Andy resides in the UK and has been a regular member of the show since 2020. He has performed live and offers a wealth of knowledge for live electronic music setups and small studio configurations.




Andy (yes another one!) resides on the west coast of the USA and has been a long time chattie and more recent video guest. He has a vast collection of synthesizers, modular and love his music gadgets. Yes, he’ll be the first to find a crazy musical gadget and tell us all about it!


We also had Henrick (JX3D) as a video guest – check out his new album here:

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Funny Side

The funny side segment is a collection of memes that are somewhat relevant to the synth geekery community. Some of these images are taken from Facebook, Instagram and other social media sources. Please respect the creators. Hope you enjoy this week’s selection:

News from the Geekery

This week we have a big list of new synths and gear:

Isla Instruments S2400 – new daughter board DSP

Isla Instruments have announced the development of two new daughter boards for the S2400. The Sampler/Groove Box (modelled after the iconic EMU SP1200) already has a truckload of features including analog filters – but with these new daughter boards they will be able to add things like high-end DSP FX and VSTs to the device. The analog filter board will boast 8x channels of analog filter.

Price: $TBA


Price Watch

This week – we looked at the rising prices of Mutable Instrument modules:

Saturday Sonority

This week’s Saturday Sonority we had special guest JX3D talking about Mastering.!