Synth Geekery 219

In episode 219 we talked about …! Plus all the usual segments! Funny Side, News from the Geekery, Price Watch, Name that Synth …

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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.

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


Chris (Maikshifter)

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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:


Bastl Kastle ARP$107.00
Nekyia Root Locus$291.00
Nekyia Opal$139
Nekyia Obsidian$233
Nekyia Sosumi
Behringer LMDrum

Bastle Kastle ARP

Handheld ARP/Chiptune generative groove box with patching.

Price: $107


Nekyia Circuits – new modules

Root Locus

Root Locus is an analogue multimode filter that is 12db/oct. It’s based on the CGS512 VCFQ filter (Serge design). It has 2 inputs with crossfading and gain control plus a variable mode output with cv controls for filter modes. It also has a ping output feature that is great for percussive sounds. There is also a sub range switch for interesting results plus a quadrature LFO (in self-oscillation).

Price: $291



Opal is a 3-channel switchable attenuverter and summing mixer. It has 3 position switches per channel that assigns each channel to their busses or muting in the middle.

Price: $139



Obsidian is a dual analogue VC LFO with triangle and square wave outputs.

Price: $233



Sosumi is a dual low pass gate with vactrols!

Price: $151


Modal Electronics

Moog Music

Behringer LM Drum


Price Watch

Find below images to the items we showed for the price watch segment.