Synth Geekery 244

In episode 244 we talked about your music, 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:

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:


Roland GO:KEYS 3 + 5

61 Key with ZenCore music. the 3 offers over 1000 zencore sounds with speakers. 1,154 tones, 74 Drum kits, Sound packs from Roland Cloud are available. The 5 offers same plus better bass-response speakers with mic and vocal fx. Chord progression arrangement with drums accompaniment. MIDI, USB, Bluetooth. Battery powered via AA.

Price: fr $349


Befaco Octaves VCO & Pony VCF

Octaves VCO

A harsh and funky take of an additive Oscillator.
Pile up multiplications of your frequency to get a lo-fi-retro wall of squared sound!
You get six doubled frequency pulses, or octaves, with common PWM and volume control for each of them.
The output of each is cascaded to the next one, so you can either have one output with all frequencies or break the chain and get several sums and modulate each independently!

Pony VCF

Space-conscious lowpass filter and volume processor.
A combination of VCF + VCA + Mixer that lets you mix three different sound sources, and shape their tone, and levels in a breeze.
The Pony Filter is built around the SSI2144 FATKEYS™ Chip. Has the elegant sound of the classic transistor filter without the associated distortions, due to Dave Rossum’s “improved ladder” topology.

Price: Assembled $250 & $200 (inc VAT) for VCO & VCF

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OMS In Serial FX Einheit

FX Einheit is a stereo multi effects module based on Eurorack-Blocks framework + ElectroSmith Daisy Patch SubModule 65M with a reverb, a delay and a multimode filter. Each of the 3 sections can process and output the incoming signal independently, but output from each section can be routed to another effect input. For instance, the delay can be routed to the reverb, which can be routed to the filter.

Price: $190


Price Watch

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

Jomox Sunsyn MK 1
Moog Mini Moog – David Bowie

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 …..