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.
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.
See for yourself below...
XNOR 001: PATRICIA (Spectral Sound/L.I.E.S./Opal Tapes) /OAXACA (EP 'TiiKAL' Release) /THE VIEWER /PAGAN COPS /MALIKA B2B DEEP CREEP
This weekend on Saturday August, 8th we will be hosting a special in-store event with modular wizard and techno producer Patricia (Spectral Sound, L.I.E.S., Opal Tapes). Things get started at 6PM.
Check out his tunes HERE.
He also gave a fantastic demo of the recently revived Moog modular:
Later that night XNOR MEDIA and Patricia will be going late night at Tamale House East, which operates as Mexican/Peruvian restaurant by day but has been hosting some of Austin's best house and techno events at night.
Also on the bill is Austin's own Oaxaca, The Viewer, Pagan Cops, and DJ Sets by Malika and Deep Creep.
Facebook event is HERE and official flyer is below!
Switched On received an honorable mention in the New York Times blog as one of actor and synth enthusiast Jason Schwartzman's influences.
“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!
Read the full article HERE.
Switched On is proud to be a sponsor of this years NMASS!
NMASS stands for New Media Art and Sound Summit and it is exactly that. Three days of electronic and experimental performances, sound installations, film screenings, and a synth meet!
Tickets are $40 (3-day pass) and can be purchased in-store at Switched On or directly through the NMASS site HERE.
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.
***THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE***
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.