In episode 211 we talked about some new gear in! Plus all the usual segments! Funny Side, News from the Geekery, Price Watch, Name that Synth …
- Video replay
- Funny Side
- News from The Geekery
- Price Watch
- Name that Synth
- Saturday Sonority
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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).
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This week’s video guests are:
Daren T. Housse
Bandcamp Link: https://darenthousse.bandcamp.com/
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.
Main link – https://www.youtube.com/user/sunhoney1uk
BandCamp link: https://andyvonal.bandcamp.com/
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 is a musician and technologist from the bay area in California. He has an amazing collection of music tech gadgets and a large knowledge of synthesizers.
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
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
Something Modular Voyager
8HP VCF Module for Eurorack. Transister ladder filter with gain compensation at high resonance. Slope selection of 6, 12, 18 or 24 db. There are VV controls for cutoff and resonance. It also has dual audio outputs for pole mixing.
Price: 186 Euro
Modular Grid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/something-modular-voyager
Schottkey DC Power
Schottkey is a power supply module for eurorack. It is available in 2 versions: 30W and 45W. This is a handy module if your skiff runs out of power and you need some more juice to run extra modules. You can connect a flying-bus cable or use the molex connector on the back to connect to a bus board. It also features a USB power connect on the front to allow for powering 5V USB devices.
Price: $188 AUD
TRS Bridge is a 6HP 4 I/O MIDI TRS to split or merge MIDI data . Use the module to route, split and merge MIDI streams. It accepts both Type A&B at it’s inputs. There is also 8 different routing settings that can be saved and recalled.
Price: 200 EURO
G Storm Electro Spring Reverb V2
The Spring Tank Reverb is a second iteration from G Storm Electro. The 4HP module is for Eurorack and can be connected to a variety of different spring reverb tanks. It features CV control of the wet/dry mix and the new V2 featurs is the Feedback control. There is also a drive trimmer you can set on the PCB.
Price: 100 EURO
DIY VCF $8
This is an interesting project where you can make a V3320 VCF eurorack module for around $8 (parts).
Price: $8 (parts) USD
Link: https://note.com/solder_state/n/n372399e1a0f2 for schematics
System-80 810 Mk2
The System-80 810 is the second version (Mk2) of the all-in-one synth voice eurorack module. The 30HP module features a VCO, VCF and VCA
Price: $450 USD
Find below images and links to the items we showed for the price watch segment.
|Nonlinear Labs C15||https://www.ebay.com/itm/256154889931|
|Sequential Prophet 5 Rev3||https://reverb.com/au/item/71727534-sequential-prophet-5-rev3|
|TB-303 RE303 CPU||https://reverb.com/item/71718940-roland-tb-303-bassline-synthesizer-module-1981-1984-silver|