Switched On currently has a fully serviced Korg PS-3200 Polyphonic Synthesizer available. The PS-3200 is a 48-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with patch memory and semi-modular architecture. These synthesizers are extremely rare so we thought we would share some of it's sounds with the world. These are only a few patches within a vast system of sonic possibility, but it should give you a glimpse at the tonality and function. Enjoy!
If you are looking for a vintage, rare, or unique synthesizer Switched On is the place. We are staffed by skilled technicians that specialize in restoring vintage synthesizers. When you buy a vintage synthesizer from Switched On you will know that it has been inspected, restored, burned in, and played by true synthesizer pros. If you are unsatisfied with an item we offer an 11-day full money back guaranteed return policy.
Switched On currently has an incredible selection of vintage synthesizers. Here is a glimpse at some of the most noteworthy, rare, and desirable synths in all of the land. You can read more about and purchase any of these items simply by clicking on the image or title. All items have been inspected and serviced by our talented technician staff and any item can be shipped. Questions? Contact us!
EMS VCS3 "Putney" MKII
Only 50 of these hand-built monsters were ever made by Korg. The PS-3200 is a 48 voice polyphonic synthesizer from 1977. It has semi-modular architecture and also has patch memory!
Oberheim FVS-1 Four-Voice
Roland MKS-80 Super Jupiter & MPG-80
Yamaha CS-01 with MIDI
You can read more about the Future Retro Swynx and purchase it HERE.
The Zillion is a new sequencer based on the rare and vintage Triadex Muse, but it is so much more than that!
You can read more and purchase the Future Retro Zillion HERE.
Earlier today our friends over at Bleep Labs came out with a new video showing off some of the sounds the Rad-Fi+ breadboarding circuit is capable of. For those who missed the workshop at NMASS earlier this Summer, the Rad-Fi+ is an Arduino based digital delay effect you can breadboard. Breadboarding allows the beginner or veteran shredder to build circuits without having to solder a single component.
We are very pleased to say that John-Mike Reed of Bleep Labs will be revisiting the Rad-Fi+ workshop as part of a new series of educational programs at Switched On. You will leave the Rad-Fi+ workshop with a digital delay effect and some knowledge. The sounds you hear above can be yours at only $45! The workshop takes place this Sunday, July 13th from 7pm-9pm. We hope to see new and familiar faces!
Read more about the Rad-Fi+ workshop and reserve your seat HERE.
We have a special guest in the shop! A Moog Sub 37 has come to serenade us with some truly impressive features. This will only be around a couple of days so come by the shop and get a hands on preview of this new analog paraphonic synthesizer set to be shipping later this month!
Switched On is very excited to announce the beginning of classes, workshops, and tutoring at our new location: 2400 E. Cesar Chavez St. Ste 200. We are currently building out a calendar of exciting topics surrounding the world of synthesis, audio production, and circuitry. You can check our scheduled classes here, and stay informed on upcoming classes, events, and inventory by signing up to our newsletter.
The Moog Werkstatt-01 Workshop
Our first workshop is on July 10th, 2014 and is focused on the recently released Moog Werkstatt Synthesizer. In this workshop we will be joined by our Moog representative Jake Widgeon. We will go over assembling the Moog Werkstatt, it's features, synthesis principles that are present, potential modifications, and any questions attendees may have. You will leave this workshop with a fully functional monosynth and an intimate knowledge of it.
You can reserve a seat one of two ways. The first includes the kit which will be waiting for you at Switched On the day of, and the second is if you have already purchased a Werkstatt and would like to join us. See links below...
Bleep Labs Summer Workshop Series: Rad-Fi Delay+ Workshop
Later that week on July 13th, 2014 we will have John-Mike Reed of Bleep Labs in the house as part of the new Bleep Labs Summer Workshop Series. Each workshop will employ different concepts of musical circuits via breadboard projects. No soldering is required and these are appropriate for any age group or skill level. The first session will be focused around a digital signal processing (DSP) device aptly called the Rad-Fi Delay+.
The Arturia MiniBrute SE has arrived! The MiniBrute SE has some aesthetic enhancements like a brushed aluminum chassis and wooden side panels, but the high note of this synth is the addition of a sequencer. The sequencer is oriented for easy breezy idea creation on the spot. If you are familiar with the Roland SH-101, Roland CSQ-600, or the Arturia Microbrute this will feel very natural to you. It features 6 Sequences with 64 steps each, 4 Swing settings, 4 Gate settings, 6 play modes. Otherwise this has all of the same hands on control, complex modulation options, and analog sound as the original.
Supplies of the Arturia Minibrute are limited so get one while you can!
Switched On is now carrying two innovative new devices from Austin, TX based designer and manufacturer Future Retro. The Zillion and the Swynx.
The ZillionFrom Future Retro:"The Zillion is a single track algorithmic MIDI sequencer based on the principles of the Triadex Muse. The Muse used counters and a shift register to generate more than a million musical melodies. The Zillion expands on these ideas to add more features and functionality, providing a zillion possibilities for you to discover."The Zillion provides you with a way to create autonomous and aleatoric music. You could record the midi the Zillion generates into a DAW to make a loop you wouldn't have ever thought of or link it to several devices for auto composed symphonies. See the Future Retro Mondovox...The Zillion can inspire you in ways you wouldn't have imagined otherwise or just be a fun and immediate way to begin experimenting with melody!The SwynxFrom Future Retro:"The Swynx is a sync box that converts incoming MIDI messages to MIDI clock, DIN sync, CR-78 clock, and Analog clocks. In addition, the Swynx provides the ability to swing the timing of all these clock outputs and select different time signatures in real-time with the front panel controls, and can also act as a CR-78 pattern programmer. After you try it in your setup, you will realize just what you've been missing."The Swynx is something the world has needed for a while now, a universal way to manipulate rhythms from any drum machine, sequencer, or arpeggiator. Every Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 owner should have a Swynx.