Synth Geekery 243

In episode 243 we talked about synths, eurorack, sequencers, drum machines, samplers, effects and software! 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:


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:


Zoom MS-70CDR+

Zoom MS-70CDR+ is an upgrade to the previous pedal. Although manufactured for guitarists, the MS-70CDR is popular with synthesizer owners. The algorithms are good quality and provides options to layer effects with internal routing.

Price: TBA


Michael Geiss Ticket

A piece of sampling history! Michel Geiss, a famous musician who worked with Jean-Michel Jarre during the albums Oxygene and Equinoxe etc. He was caught by the Parisian Police recording trains, and issued with this citation.

The recording ended up on Magnetic Fields Part IV. You’ll all know it as the train passing at the end of the track. Incredible how much sound designers go to to get that audio!

Vongon Replay

The new Vongon Replay is a different take on a Virtual Analog (VA) synthesizer.

Price: $899


QAN1x Editor

The QAN1x Editor is a new project on GitHub that provides editing and patch library management for the Yamaha AN1X Synthesizer. It is also possible you can use it for an AN200 or other devices which use the PLG500-AN sound expansion board.

The editor is available for both Windows and Mac operating systems – or you can compile it from the source code. There are some videos on YouTube showing this in use, plus some good documentation on GitHub.


Price Watch

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

Elka Twin 61
Condor RMS Wind Synth
Waldorf Streichfett
Jen Syntar

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 making your own music.