Synth Geekery 174

In episode 174 we are talking about interesting FX (effects) on your Saturday – ! Plus all the usual segments! Funny Side, News from the Geekery, Price Watch, Name that Synth …

Show contents:

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.




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!

Ian J. Cole

Ian is a musician, composer, sound designer and producer currently producing solo ambient electronic music. He also runs Sinners Music which is a Record Company and Online Music Retailer in East Yorkshire, England



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

Video replay

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:

Behringer Solina

We’ve seen the development pathway of Behringer remaking the Solina string ensemble synthesizer. Now they’ve finally announced it will be available for purchase. One feature which really is gaining attention is the Phaser FX, modelled after the 1970s Small Stone phaser, you’ll be able to put your audio through and use this in addition to the Solina!

Here’s the end product:

Price: $369

Link: Behringer

Price Watch

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

Saturday Sonority

This week’s Saturday Sonority we were talking about interesting FX hardware.!

Extra tid bits (not on the live show)

As an extra bonus – here’s some things that the number 174 relates to:

Doepfer A-174-4

The Doepfer A-174-4 3D Joystick. A eurorack module that provides CV control via a 3-dimensional joystick.

Roland System 100m 174

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The Roland System-100m 174 module is a parametric equaliser for the System-100m synthesizer modular system. It provides 4 frequency bandwidth, level and amount controls with EQ and bypass and 2 outputs.

Yamaha TRBX174 Bass Guitar

The Yamaha TRBX174 Bass Guitar is a staple amongst beginners and educators alike. It provides a standard well known bass guitar sound and is a great instrument for learning and longevity.

Wireless Mics – 174 Mhz

174 BPM

So, what is this 174BPM all about?