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.
Also make sure to check out the new firmware release for the Moog Sub37 expected to be out later this Spring.
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...
Switched On is excited to offer a 1987 "Howard" Dumble Overdrive Special, complete with 1x12 cabinet, flight cases, and Dumblelator II. This sought after amplifier (serial number 150) was purchased from Dumble in 1987 by its current owner and is in very good original condition. Please contact us for more details.
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.
The new Korg SQ-1 analog sequencer is now in stock at Switched On! This sequencer is awesome... It's packed with features and connectivity, is compact, battery powered, and only $99.00! Read more about the Korg SQ-1 HERE.
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.
To special order or pre-order any Mutable Instrument product please contact us.
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.
- 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.
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!
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.