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:
Step Mode:GATE ON/OFF, ACTIVE STEP, SLIDE, STEP JUMP
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)
Connectors
- 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)

 

Switched On is Accepting Pre-orders for Moog's New Modular Systems


The word is out and Moog Music has announced they will be returning to their roots by re-introducing the legendary Moog Modular system!  Moog is re-creating the classic Systems 15, 35, and 55, in addition to a dual sequencer expander cabinet and a duophonic keyboard. Switched On is excited to offer Moog's new modular systems for pre-order. Shipping for the first orders will begin in Spring 2015 and continue throughout the rest of the year. A brand new Moog Modular system that is incredibly true to the componentry and circuit of the originals is something that no one would have thought possible a year ago. Although the price tag may seem intimidating by some standards they are still less expensive than the vintage systems.

We hope to help find this new generation of Moog modular systems happy homes. Switched On is run and owned by true modular fanatics and we have had experience playing with the original systems. If you are looking to make one of these yours, talk to a true synthesist at Switched On. Quantities are limited!

In addition to the announcement, Moog released a mini documentary discussing the history and relevance of the modular synthesizer. The video also features masters of the modular like Malcolm Cecil, Suzanne Ciani, Herb Deutsch, David Borden, Geddes Gengras, Holy Ghost, and more. Check it out:

  

To pre-order a Moog Modular system please CONTACT US to make arrangements payment and shipping arrangements. Or simply go through our webcart by following the links below:

Moog Modular System 15
Moog Modular System 35
Moog Modular System 55
Moog Modular Sequencer Complement B
Moog 962 Duophonic 61 Note Keyboard

 

 

Moog Werkstatt-01 CV Expander

Now you can easily interface your Werkstatt with your other analog gear!

Moog's CV Expander allows your Werkstatt to play nicely with outboard sequencers and Eurorack modules. It is a simple PCB that plugs into the Werkstatt's patch bay header and gives you an 1/8" (3.5mm) jack for each connection in the patch bay. It affixes to the synth's chassis with two screws (included). Don't wait! Incorporate your Werkstatt into your analog workflow! 

http://switchedonaustin.com/products/moog-werkstatt-01-cv-expander

New Free Theremini Patch Editor

Moog Music recently announced the release of a new Moog Theremini patch editor for iPad. This new app is free and fully unlocks the synthesis capabilities of the Moog Theremini. The Moog Theremini released earlier this year incorporates the same analog proximity control of classic theremins with a new synthesis engine familiar to those who have experimented with the Animoog app for Apple iOS devices. You can read more about the Moog Theremini and purchase one HERE

theremini-ipad-theremin-editor

The Moog Theremini Advanced Software Editor allows you to access new layers of the Theremini’s synthesis engine, so you can tweak presets and create new ones. The Editor also includes an exclusive library of new presets to kick-start your creative process.
 
Features:
  • Create new presets
  • Edit existing presets
  • Craft new sounds in real-time while playing your Moog Theremini
  • Create or edit preset libraries with built in Library Manager
  • Unlimited preset storage
  • Share libraries of sounds via email or iTunes file sharing
  • Edit the Theremini’s global settings
  • Built in Editor User Manual, Theremini User Manual, and Quick Start Guide
  • Simple drag-and-drop preset library
  • Quick Save for instantly editing an existing sound
  • Note: This application does not make sound by itself. It is an editor librarian app for the Moog Theremini. To use this app, the user must have a Lightning to USB host adapter (for iPads with Lightning connector) or the Apple Camera Connection Kit (for iPads with 30pin connector) and a mini USB cable.
 
The Editor is a free download via the App Store.
 

Arturia MicroBrute SE Now In Stock

The first wave of MicroBrutes was an immense success for Arturia. The MicroBrute is distilled from the best features of it's older brother the Minibrute with the addition of a sequencer, semi-modular connectivity, and a very friendly price point. Now the Arturia MicroBrute Special Edition is out with new colors, an included soft case carrying bag, and 4 stackable cables for more advanced patches. They cost $329.00 and are only available in limited quantities. Click HERE to scoop one up before they are gone!

 

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