Synth Geekery 238

In episode 238 we talked about new products, funny memes and some interesting used gear on the market! Check out the usual segments! Funny Side, News from the Geekery, Price Watch …

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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.


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:


Oddment Audio Groce

Groc is a desktop digital (ARM Cortex A-72 proc) granular synth. It has a touch screen for extra features.

Price: TBA


Moog Mirror

Leaked by Andrew Huang and spotted by Jexus at the Superbowl. Based on the Matriarch. 8 voices, presets, effects

Pittsburgh Modular Local Parks

Analog oscillator with harmonics from waveform manipulation. There’s a half sine-wave (half-rectified wave) which provides harmonic content with a filter. Pulse waves can be manipulated into multiple dimensions using a pulse-shift with adjustable steps within the pulse which gives more harmonic content (reminds me of the Korg Poly 800 oscillator). The saw wave is morphed called a blade wave. It is pitched one octave above the core frequency as it changes shape and returns back giving you a chorus-like effect without tune failure. There’s also a binary logic waveform (which we’ve heard of in the Cymbal module) – which uses a binary logic-powered waveshaper that gives you gate effects to atonal bell-like tones. There’s also a built-in modulator.

Price: $339


Home Bake Instruments Chaos

CHOS is a chaotic modular synthesizer. The simple 2OSC + FILTER configuration with a chaos generator creates complex and unpredictable sounds. The chaos generator creates a chaotic signal by using one oscillator as a clock and the other as an input signal. This signal can be fed back to the oscillator or adapted to a filter to synthesize strange sounds that seem random and regular.

Price: 170 Euro


Price Watch

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

Hohner GIS Skyline 61P
Roland System 100 Model 102 Expander
Quasimidi Polymorph
KEYTEK CTS-2000 crosstable synthesizer
RSF Kobol Expander II

Name That Synth

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