Synth Geekery 235

In episode 235 we talked about live NAMM 2024! 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:


Korg PS-3300





Redshift 6 – Supercritical Synthesizers

Redshift 6 combines technology from the company’s previous products, the Demon Core Oscillator and the Neutron Flux Filter. Each of the six voices features a DCO with analog waveforms generated under digital control. The filter core is an analog 4-pole state variable filter also digitally controlled to act like almost any classic vintage synthesizer filter and more. In addition to the oscillators and filters, Redshift 6 has all the features expected of a modern synth – plenty of modulators, flexible voice routing, multitimbrality, MPE, and DSP effects.

Price: 1259 EURO


Behringer JT-16

Jupiter clone – with 16 voices.

Price: TBA


Ono-Sendai Spherical Sound Society

The Ono-Sendai is a synthesizer that takes the concept of the MicroFreak but uses the 54 modes from Braids instead of Plaits modes. This allows you to play it chromatically with a MIDI keyboard.

It transforms into a customizable drum machine that can be played in real-time using the Braids oscillators. Additionally, We have incorporated a sequencer, 2 LFOs and 2 Envelopes, significantly expanding the capabilities beyond what Braids could achieve, turning it into a complete drum machine/groove box and synthesizer all in one.

We have migrated the code from the original STM32 microcontroller to the more powerful RP2040, providing ample RAM and CPU resources to implement various features. Now, it includes an OLED screen and numerous extras. The firmware is in an 1.0 state and will keep offering free updates from the users.

Price: 159


Major Tom – Nono Modular

Eurorack sequencer designed for percussive synthesis. Technically is a 4 track cv/gate sequecer (expandable up to 12 tracks with expander modules) and with some unique feautures focused on rhythmic and polyrhythmic aspect.

Price: 690


Swell Physics – ADDAC Systems

CV Modulator based on the physic of ocean swells.

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Price: 320


Atlas – Vostok Instruments

4 Multimode Resonant Filters with LP, BP and HP. Plus a scanner mode which morphs between each circuit.

Price: 320


PikoLoops – Maneco Labs

A lo-fi sample player mangler for modular base on the rPi Pico. Features:

  • up to 8 minutes of 8-bit 33 kHz monophonic samples.
  • tempo-synced with a selectable BPM between 60 and 300, with samples mangled by beat-synced effects (stutter, retrig, gate, tunneling).
  • loaded with real-time effects like a resonant filter, timestretching, volume, and wavefolding.
  • sequenced with a 128-step sequencer with recording/playback
  • saved and loaded via EEPROM for instant patch recall.
  • able to load custom firmware, new samples, all through USB-C.
  • sync-compatible with eurorack devices.
  • 12HP eurorack module

Price: 200


Behringer – UB-X

Price: TB


Price Watch

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

Electro Harmonix Mini-Synthesizer EH 0400
Casio CZ-1 61-Key Synthesizer
AKAI AX60 – 61 Key Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Creamware Prodyssey ASB
Elka Rhapsody 610

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

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