Synth Geekery 240

In episode 240 we talked about various synthesizers and music tech products! 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:


Waldorf Pulse 2 – Limited Edition (Thomman Only)

Thomann and Waldorf are offering this limited edition Blue of the Waldorf Pulse 2.

• 3 analog oscillators + 1 noise generator
• Pulsewidth modulation
• Hard sync
• Filter FM from Oscillator 3
• Ring Modulation from Oscillator 3
• XOR Osc Mode
• 8/4 Voice Paraphonic modes
• Cascade Filter
• 24dB/12db Lowpass, 12db Highpass/Bandpass filter modes
• Powerful Arpeggiator

• 8-slot Modulation Matrix
• External analog signal input
• Stereo line out
• Headphone out
• Backwards compatible with classic Pulse
• 128×64 character backlit LCD
• 8 stainless steel knobs
• 500 Sound Programs
• Electron-absorbing black case

Price: 349 GBP


DivKid Output Bus

Another collaboration between Ben (DivKid) and Befaco. The Output Bus allows for summing style mixing, external gear integration, soft clip limiting, flexible output types, headphone monitoring and level visualization.
Six stereo inputs.
Line/synth selector in input six.
Modular level minijack out.
6,5” Jack balanced out.
3.5mm and 1/4″ headphone outs.
Led VU-meter.
Soft clipping circuit at main output.

Price: $219


CatSynth – Slimline Modules

CatSynth are a German eurorack manufacturer – offering some cool slimline modules. They’re useful and they’re really good value for money!

Price: from 20 EURO


TipTop Art Modules

ART is a new set of ideas, a paradigm. At the heart of it is the new ART control signal. Building upon the potential of the new ART signal a new generation of modules that had never existed before are now coming to life and give breath to possibilities we could only dream of prior to that.

Price: Various modules


BLL Instruments Elyra

Elyra is played with the typical gestures of playing guitar and bass and all the energy that comes from it. You play with your whole body.

There are two strumming aera for strings, one dedicated to back and forth and another dedicated to bass and arpeggios.

Elyra is designed to be played by both righ-handed and left-handed people.

You can also play it placed on a table or on your knees like a groove box.

Price: $1099


Price Watch

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

Studio Electronics MIDIMoog
Korg Sigma
EMU Proteus
Akai Timbre Wolf

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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