The new 4MS Quad Clock Distributor is in! The QCD is 4 CV-controlled clock dividers/multipliers with many features and options for expansion.This is an excellent way to get complex rhythms rolling through your modular system. Read more about and purchase the 4MS Quad Clock Distributor here.
A demo of the 4MS Quad Clock Distributor...
You can check out all 4MS modules here.
We have taken a liking to the quick and convenient way of creating videos with our Instagram account. Thus making our abilities to give you a brief run through of our floor inventory a snap. So if you catch a glimpse of anything you see please contact us with any inquiry. Everything you see here is available to purchase through our web store as well. Ciao!
We sorted through our inventory to compile a list of items that are new,small, and relatively affordable. We thought this would simplify your holiday shopping. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or call (512) 782-8806 during our business hours. Noon-6pm Everyday!
I Dream of Wires DVD & Blu-Ray
Moog MiniFooger MF-Trem
Keith McMillen QuNexus
Make Noise STO, Echophon, and Function In Stock
Make Noise have released a new VCO design entitled the Sub-Timbral Oscillator (STO).
From Make Noise:
A compact Voltage Controlled Oscillator designed for generating SINE waves, Variable wave-SHAPEs, SUB-Octaves, Oscillator SYNC and Linear FM in the analog domain. The Sub-Timbral Oscillator is the more subtle and melodic friend to the DPO's complex harmonic lattice.
- Triangle Core with outputs for SINE, SUB and Variable SHAPE
- Unique Variable SHAPE circuit ripples Even and Odd harmonics for subtle timbral shifts
- Linear FM input with Depth control
- EXPOnential input for deep FM, SYNC sweeps or Transposition of sequences
- SUB-Oscillator yields max bass
- S-Gate input for gating or sync of SUB-Osc. independent of other outputs
- Hard SYNC circuit which combined with Linear FM and Variable SHAPE yields harmonically rich sounds
The Echophon and Function are also back in stock. To order Make Noise please contact us or call (512) 782-8806 to arrange payment and shipping.
Critter & Guitari: IIO and Melody Mill
Critter & Guitari have entered the Eurorack modular universe with two thoughtful designs. The IIO and the Melody Mill.
The IIO is simply a speaker with a built in amplifier, two summing inputs, and knob for volume control. It is the easiest way to get amplification with your Eurorack modular system anyhere you go. We here at Switched On can't help but be reminded of the Arp 2600's internal speakers. You can read more or purchase the IIO through our website here.
The Melody Mill will seem familiar to anyone that has seen Critter & Guitari's popular Pocket Piano.
From Critter & Guitari:
The Critter & Guitari Melody Mill is a note generation control module for Eurorack modular synthesizers. It contains a keyboard, CV outputs, CV clock input, built-in arpeggiators, a sequencer, and MIDI capabilities. The Melody Mill brings the fun of the Pocket Piano to modular setups! With the Melody Mill you can:
- Use the CV output to control oscillators
- Connect your MIDI controller or computer into your modular setup using the MIDI input
- Play notes, record and playback sequences and arpeggios on your favorite modules
- Convert MIDI clock into CV pulses
- Clock the arpeggiator with an LFO for strange melodies
- 'Hold' notes for drones
- Connect the built-in square wave oscillator directly to a filter or an amp
Pittsburgh Modular Cell 48
Pittsburgh Modular's Cell 48 case is one the least expensive and easiest ways to take the plunge into Eurorack modular. It includes a sturdy steel chassis, pin connectors, screws, and an AC adaptor. Best of all, the Cell 48 is designed to be expandable. Pittsburgh Modular offers wood panels to connect two (pictured below) and keep it compact enough for a desktop space.
You can read more or purchase the Cell 48 here. Switched On also offers wood paneling for the Cell 48.
Our friends Hyperbubble released a fun claymation music video featuring dancing synthesizers and lyrics about only wanting synths for Christmas. I'm sure some of you reading this may relate! You can check out more about San Antonio, Texas natives Hyperbubble on their website: http://www.hyperbubble.net/
We decided to share a moment with the EMS VCS3a "Putney" we have in the shop right now. In this patch we were using the Electro-Harmonix 8-Step Program to sequence it's pitch. Any Putney can be considered a collector's item and a unique studio tool, but this one bares historical significance in the synth world. It was previously owned by video art pioneers Woody & Steina Vasulka and the legendary Experimental Television Center (ETC). Included are the original patch sheets with Woody and Steina's original patches inscribed, plus 18 original pins.
This Putney has seen excellent servicing by our technicians and is in very good cosmetic condition considering it was built in 1971. Please feel free to contact us if you have any inquiries.
Elektron's Analog Four has arrived at Switched On. The Analog Four is an innovative 4-voice analog synth and sequencer with many thoughtful features. For starters, every synth voice can be sequenced independently for 4-track loops or complete compositions. Every step has what Elektron calls "parameter locks". They allow you to apply wildly different settings for any parameter on each step. For example, you can have reverb hit on just one note in your sequence or have different LFO speeds for every step! The connectivity is amazing, too. You can sequence and sync external instruments via CV/Gate, Midi, or even DIN Sync. The possibilities run far deeper than that; once you dive in and explore the world of Elektron's Analog Four it becomes clear why Future Music Magazine named the Analog Four "Best Hardware of the Year".
To read more and purchase the Elektron Analog Four click here or on the photos below!
Elektron produced a thorough demo video with step-by-step explanations of the features.
Here are a few hand-picked and recent items that are in the shop and available to purchase online. All used or vintage items are fully functional and have seen recent servicing if needed. We ship internationally and are happy to answer any questions in regard to an item. Please feel free to e-mail us or call (512) 782-8806 during shop hours. 12pm-6pm, 7 days a week, Central Standard Time.
Keith McMillen QuNexus Price: $149.00
Fender Reverb 6G15 Price: $795.00
Pioneer Reverberation Amplifier SR-202W Price: $100.00
Moog Opus-3 Price: $999.00Modified Atari Video Music Price: $450.00
Modified Yamaha CS-15 Price: $799.00
Moog MemoryMoog Price: $4200.00
Sequential Circuits Prophet VS Price: $2,750.00
The Keith McMillen QuNexus is hands down the most versatile, expressionate, portable, and durable controller on the market. It can send and receive CV/GATE, MIDI, OSC, and USB elements with ease. It can also convert any of those control signals into another. It fits in a backpack, airliner overhead compartment, and in most Eurorack cases.
Best of all it is only $149.00. Read more about the Keith McMillen QuNexus and purchase here.