Switched On Arturia Clinic

Switched On is excited to announce that Arturia will be in-store to demo and discuss their diverse line of devices. Arturia will also be giving away a BeatStep sequencer and controller to a lucky attendee!
Also available to demo will be the upcoming BeatStep Pro edition with expanded connectivity, more steps, and many other features. 
Date: May 21, 2015, 4pm-6pm
Arrive anytime and it is 100% free.
Parking is on the west side of the building.
Join the Facebook Event.
The clinic will focus on the following devices: 
A modern classic and fully featured analog mono-synth.
(MiniBrutes are now discounted to $399 new as well!)
A compact follow-up to the MiniBrute. Features semi-modular patchbay and a sequencer. 
An intuitive sequencer and controller for MIDI, USB, and CV/Gate application. 

New Arrivals: April 23, 2015

Here are some of this week's new arrivals. All photos are click through links to the product pages. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 


Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition

Also make sure to check out the new firmware release for the Moog Sub37 expected to be out later this Spring. 

Korg MS-20M + SQ1 Sequencer

Korg Arp Odyssey 

Mutable Instruments Peaks

4MS Shifting Inverting Signal Mingler, 4MS Quad Pingable LFO, 4MS Quad Clock Distributor

Oberheim Matrix 6

Yamaha DX7 

Fender Chroma Polaris




Switched On 5th Anniversary Party & Synthesizer Meet

Switched On is turning 5 years old! So we are having a party. Come celebrate with us!
You can also join the Facebook event HERE
6pm-9pm Synthesizer Meet-up.
9pm-12am Records, drinks, and good times. 
Switched On invites you to bring your synthesizer of any format or era. Keyboards, modular, effects, rarities, etc. As always, we want to help encourage and facilitate an environment for music technology and sound. Interesting effects, controllers, or computer aided workflows are also encouraged. Meet and talk shop with the community of musicians, producers, sound designers, and DJs. Show off what is lurking in your studio and share ideas. 
If you are a manufacturer, maker, do it your selfer, hacker, bender, tweaker: Please bring something you have created! 
*Bring your own: power strip, stand, and headphones!
Switched On will be holding a raffle at 11:11 PM. Prizes include a Moog Werkstatt, Moog MiniFooger, and a Korg Drum Machine. 
Complementary refreshments in the form of Moscow Mules will be provided. Courtesy of Main Root & Titos Vodka!
Vegan snacks brought to you by our neighbors Counter Culture will be available as well. 
FREE & All ages
6:00 P.M. - Midnight
Arrive early and stay late.

The Rare Waves Grendel RA-9 Grenadier

Switched On is now stocking the Rare Waves Grendel RA-9 Grenadier. The Grenadier is the third incarnation of the Grendel series, starting with the Drone Commander (2 oscillator droney synth design), the formant filter in Eurorack format, and now the RA-9 Grenadier. The Grenadier is by far the most feature rich and unique thus far. The Grenadier is a single oscillator tabletop synthesizer with a triple bandbass filter bank, a built-in sequencer, and lots of connectivity. Like all Rare Waves devices it is made extremely well and has loads of character. Get all of the details and order HERE.  

Check out the Grenadier in action...

Teenage Engineering Now in Stock!

The extremely powerful, portable, and loveable Teenage Engineering OP-1 (seen above) is back in stock at Switched On. The OP-1 is the all-in-one portable synthesizer, sampler and controller. with additional features like a built-in FM radio and an assignable G-force sensor for motion controlled effects, there is quite nothing like it. Its modular architecture enables endless sound possibilities without making the workflow complicated or distracting. The compact design and real physical interface makes it inspiring to create music, no matter who you are or how experienced you are. Read more and purchase HERE. 

Also included in our order was the Teenage Engineering OpLab Musical Experiment Board and the FM Antennae accessory. The Oplab is a "musical experiment board" that allows you to interconnect all of your electronic musical instruments and music software, and use them all together to create your music. Connections include MIDI, DIN SYNC (24ppq for legacy devices), USB, and CV/GATE. Read more and purchase the Teenage Engineering OpLab HERE. 

For those using the OP-1's built in FM radio in remote areas Teenage Engineering offers an attractive antennae design to enhance reception. Read more and purchase the Teenage Engineering FM Antennae HERE. 



Mutable Instruments has arrived at Switched On!

Switched On is excited to announce that we are now an official retailer of Mutable Instruments devices. 

Mutable has become known for their Shruthi kits in the past, but has moved into offering Eurorack format modules with innovative designs and  remarkable build quality.  Every Euro system could use a Mutable Instrument. For example check out our recent Instagram post featuring the some of the recently arrived Mutable modules.

You can read more about our current selection and order by following the links below...
Mutable Instruments Braids
Mutable Instruments Peaks
Mutable Instruments Ripples
Mutable Instruments Yarns

To special order or pre-order any Mutable Instrument product please contact us

The new 3trinsRGB+1c Analog Video Synthesizer is here!

Our shipment of the new Gieskes designed, Bleep Labs manufactured 3trinsRGB+1c (or 3trins for short) is here! The 3TrinsRGB+1c is an analog audio/video synthesizer/effect. You can easily generate complex  animated colors and patterns, colorize and key external video, control it with external control voltage/audio, and more....

For more info and ordering click HERE.

Features include:

  • Analog video and audio synthesizer.
  • Composite video input.
  • CV inputs for each RGB channel that can be used with audio and modular level signals.
  • Audio output of internal oscillators and CV signals.
  • Patchbay allows you design complex interactions between the oscillators, RGB channels and i/o. It also make it easy to prototype your own tiny circuit “plugins” (more into on this soon).
  • Analog composite video input and output are compatible with NTSC and PAL.
  • Comes with a durable plastic carrying case.
  • Power supply for use in the USA available.
  • Handmade in Austin, TX, designed in Geldrop Netherlands.

Here is an overview of the 3trins where every feature is discussed by Dr. Bleep himself.

Here are some other examples of patches that are possible. This device is only limited by your imagination! Combinations with other modular and video equipment yield excellent results.

Switched On is Accepting Pre-orders for new Arp Odyssey, Korg MS-20M Kit, and Korg SQ-1

Exciting announcements are pouring out of NAMM every hour! One of the most anticipated announcements of the year is the new Arp Odyssey being re-released by Korg.

For those unfamiliar the Arp Odyssey is a 2 oscillator duophonic analog monosynth that debuted in 1972. It was one of the most popular and revered monosynths of its time and was a direct competitor with the Moog Minimoog Model D. In recent years they have been very sought after and prices have climbed for the originals. So it is very exciting to see Korg continue on the path to making re-releases of some of our favorite synthesizers ever made.  The new Odyssey was carefully re-designed with select components to match the character of the original, however it added some significant features for a new generations...

New features include....

  • All 3-filter revisions from each era of original Odyssey manufacturing. 
  • A new drive switch for distorted filter sound.
  • Midi and USB
  • 86% the size of the original
  • A hardcase and patch cables

You can read more about the new Arp Odyssey and pre-order HERE. Switched On will have a limited quantity of the MKIII black & orange style very soon!

MS-20M Kit + SQ-1

Among other announcements from Korg they are now offering the MS-20 as a desktop module kit called the Korg MS-20M. Aside from a new form factor the MS-20M offers many new features that have been lacking on previous incarnations of the Korg MS-20 (Vintage), MS-20mini, MS-20 Kit. To get these features always required custom modification by an experience tech. Now the MS-20 is better than ever before. Check it out...

New features include:

  • SYNC ON/OFF switch allows oscillator sync
  • FM ON/OFF switch allows frequency modulation 
  • FILTER TYPE switch selects two filter types 
  • PWM IN jack allows pulse width modulation  
  • EG2 NORMAL OUT expands your sonic possibilities 
  • TRIG SW button is a convenient way to audition the sound 
  • Supports all CV/GATE specifications: Hz/V and V/Oct, S-Trig and V-Trig
  • Three JUNCTION jacks
  • MIDI IN connector and USB MIDI connector 

To make the package even better Korg is including the recently announced Korg SQ-1 sequencer and wooden side paneling with the MS-20M Kit! That way you can begin playing your new MS-20M directly after the very easy assembly and look classy while doing it. 

To read more about the Korg MS-20M Kit + SQ-1 and pre-order click HERE.

Aside from synths Korg also announced a feature rich and affordable sequencer: The Korg SQ-1. This is included with the aforementioned MS-20M Kit, but is also available seperately for a very reasonable $99.00. You can lock down one for yourself by pre-ordering HERE. 
Specs include:
Sequence Step Resolution: quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes
CV OUT Pitch: Linear, Minor, Major, Chromatic
CV OUT Voltage: 1V, 2V, 5V (Oct) 8V (Hz/V)
GATE OUT Polarity + (positive polarity), - (negative polarity)
SYNC IN/OUT Polarity + (rise), - (fall)
- littleBits OUT jack (mini monaural phone jack)
- OUT (MIDI OUT) jack (mini stereo phone jack)
- CV - A OUT - GATE jack (mini monaural phone jack, CV OUT : Output Level 1V, 2V, 5V, 8[Hz/V], GATE OUT: output level 10V)
- CV - BOUT - GATE jack (mini monaural phone jack, CV OUT : Output Level 1V, 2V, 5V, 8[Hz/V], GATE OUT: Output Level 10V)
- IN – SYNC – OUT jack (mini monaural phone jack, SYNC IN: Max Input Level 20V, SYNC OUT: Output Level 5V)
- USB jack (type B, USB MIDI)



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