The EML 101 was one of the first comercially available, portable, keyboard-based synthesizers; this one is in excellent shape and comes with its original manual, promotional material, and demo Flexidisc. It has undergone recent service, including full potentiometer replacement. It sounds fantastic! Switched on acquired this unit from the Experimental Television Center's Ralph Hocking, who bought it directly from composer Ilhan Mimaroglu, the original owner.
We are excited to begin carrying the new Eurorack modules from E-Mu's founder and design pioneer, Dave Rossum. Rossum is a seasoned veteran in the history of synthesizers credited with innovative designs in modular synthesis, the advancement of sampling technology, and the development of SSM ICs utilized in numerous Oberheim, Sequential Circuits, and Korg synthesizers.
In this video we explore the possibilities of the the new Moog Mother-32 semi-modular analog synthesizer hosted within Eurorack modular system. The Mother-32 has already been met with high praise from experienced modular users to the novice.
Tomorrow (August, 4th 2015) in Austin, TX Holly Herndon (RVNG Intl.) will be performing at The Parish. Switched On is proud to be a co-presenter in the event along with Transmission Events.
From Red Bull Music Academy:
"Whether studying for her PhD at Stanford or spending all night in a Berlin techno party, Holly Herndon is obsessed with the intersection between mind and body and beat and technology. On releases like Movement and the Chorus EP, she tackles her complicated relationship with the internet, the NSA, Max/MSP software, and her own voice; creating a unique brand of cyber-pop that is equally beautiful and frightening, academic and dancefloor-ready."
Holly Herndon is considered to be at the fore front of electronic and experimental music. You may have caught her lecture for RBMA in Tokyo or read her interview on The FADER. Her music is a visionary experience that merges experimental sound design, techno, futuristic rhythms, vocal soundscapes, and fierce visuals to accompany.
Switched On received an honorable mention in the New York Times blog as one of actor and synth enthusiast Jason Schwartzman's influences.
From Schwartzman: “It’s a synthesizer store in Austin. I was just in Austin and went there straight from the airport, and then stopped there again on my way back to the airport. They have beautiful synthesizers — new and old. Most music stores, there’s kind of a feeling that you shouldn’t ask to play anything. But Switched On is very for the people and everything is plugged in and armed, so anyone can play anything at any time.”
One of the many great things about operating a store front such as Switched On is the interesting people that come through to visit us. Glad we can help to inspire such a broad community of talents. Thanks Jason!
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.