Synth Geekery 247

In episode 247 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:

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:


Rainy Day Hailstorm

Hailstorm is a four voice sample and drum synthesis sequencer played with capacitive touch strips.

Four voices of samples
Four voice internal drum synthesis engine
MIDI in and out on TRS cables and USB-C
Analog clock sync in and out
Dedicated mute button per voice
Five global effects:
Beat repeat
Global pitch
Cutoff filter
Granular Delay
Independently chain-able sequences and sample bank changes
Automation recordable on all parameters including effects
Per voice shuffle

Price: $495


Hansy Synth Daisy

Daisy is an 8 voice polyphonic desktop synthesizer which features a virtual analog (VA) engine based on the Daisy Seed embedded platform. It is powered by an ARM Cortex M7 MCU which runs at 480Mhz and has 64MB of RAM.

Each voice has 3 oscillators with 2 main and a third sub-oscillator. The oscillators have anti-aliasing. You can load single-cycle waveforms which provides more options. Plus it supports samples/multi-samples in PCM format, user cylce and more.

The filter is a 24db Moog-ladder style with cutoff and resonance controls. There are 3 LFOs with sync and delay options. There are 3 ADSR looping envelopes.

The module has a bunch of knobs and buttons, a 2.4″ OLED touchscreen, and a headphone jack. On the back there are 1/4″ stereo output and 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O, an SD card slot and power.

Price: TBA


Moon Modular M509 VCF & M518 LPG


the M509 Voltage Controlled Low Pass/Band Pass Filter, is inspired by the filter of the Formanta Radio Factory Polivoks synthesizer from 1982.

The Moog M509 features a switchable band pass/low pass filter, with voltage-controllable cutoff frequency, and as an enhancement of the original voltage-controlled regeneration. The filter slope in low pass mode is 12 dB/oct, in band pass mode 6 dB/oct.


M 518

Voltage Controlled

Low Pass Gate Filter/VCA

special module from Don Buchla found in his famous “west coast type”
modular synthesizers (Series 200) from around 1970.

The 518 module features a switchable combination of a low pass filter circuit with voltage controllable cutoff frequency and a VCA (here called “Gate”).

Both functions work separately or in combination.
The filter resonance ist voltage controllable.

The low pass filter slope is 12 dB/oct.

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Price: $269


Moog Muse

Mike Dean shows the Moog Muse on Insta.

Price: TBA


AMSynths 2500 Hidden Modules

the AMSynths AM1042 is one of a few new “lost 2500” modules being recreated. They offer some excellent new possibilities to the 2500 eurorack module setup. This is a Triple VCA that offers a transistor VCA 4014 for AC and DC mixed inputs. The AC input of the second and third VCA are normalised to the AC input of the first VCA, to enable parallel VCA operation from one signal. The response mode of each VCA can be set as linear or exponential.

the AM1035 is a triple

Price: $176 & $199 respectively

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Price Watch

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

National SY-50
Roland Varios
Roland Jupiter 8
Roland Jupiter 4

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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