Synth Geekery 231

In episode 231 is the final show for 2023! 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.

Your Host

Ranzee (Ranz Adamson) is your show host. He’s based in Perth, Western Australia and has been a hobbyist musician and technologist for most of his life. More information can be found about him 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 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

Chris is a musician and technologist from Perth, Western Australia. He’s always had a love for creating and tinkering with music electronics and has recently embarked on a new journey creating eurorack modules.


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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:


Telmatronics Groovetube
ALM VCV Patches to $20 ea
Torso Electronics$899.00
AMSynths ModulesTBA
XOR NerdSEQ Firmware v2
MRCC 770$179.00

Telmatronics Groovetube

A new synth with an interesting playable tube plus valves and distortion – modulation craziness.

Price: TBA


ALM VCV Patches

A great way to try out modular is to get into VCV – and ALM have added a bunch of new modules – and best of all, some are free!

Price: Free or up to $20


Torso Electronics S-4

An update to showcase some of the new upcoming sampler from t|so – the S-4.

Price: $899 (pre-order)


AMSynths – New 2024 Modules

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Price: TBA


XOR NerdSEQ Firmware v2

Firmware v2.0 for the NERDSEQ from XOR Electronics.

Price: Free


Price Watch

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

Soundart Chameleon
Ombot Phantom Cell Summoner
Oberheim Matrix 6
Korg Lambda

Name That Synth

No name that synth this week – send one in!

If you are after more information about Name that Synth – please check out this page here.

Saturday Sonority

This week’s Saturday Sonority we might talking about …..