Now In Stock: Future Retro Zillion & Swynx

Switched On is now carrying two innovative new devices from Austin, TX based designer and manufacturer Future Retro. The Zillion and the Swynx. 

The Zillion

From 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 Swynx
From 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. 


New from Moog this Summer

Moog is expected to begin shipping some exciting new items this Summer and Switched On is now accepting pre-orders on all of them. Check it out...

Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition       Price: $1,579.00

At NAMM 2014 Moog announced the upcoming release of the Sub 37, a new duo paraphonic synthesizer in their renowned "Phatty" line. The Sub 37 dives deeper than any other Phatty synthesizer and in many ways has more advanced features than that of Moog's flagship synthesizer the Voyager. We here at Switched On have had the luxury of playing some of the prototypes and they are very inspiring synthesizers to play and design sounds with. Read more about the Sub 37 and pre-order...

Moog Theremini           Price: $319.00

Also at NAMM 2014 we saw the Moog Theremini. This is a modern take on one of the most iconic electronic instruments ever, the theremin. The Theremini is a wavetable based theremin with several dozen options for scales that auto-tune the pitch to the desired key and scale. This makes it possible for anyone to play the theremin musically, which usually takes a great deal of dedication and practice.  At the heart of the Theremini is Moog's Anisotropic synth engine also used in the Animoog app for iOS devices. There is also a digital delay, an onboard speaker, and control voltage out to control other analog devices. Read more about the Theremini and pre-order...

Moog Werkstatt Kit                                     Price: $329.00 

MoogFest 2014 was very exciting for Switched On to attend for many reasons, but one of them was the announcement of the new $329.00 kit: The Werkstatt. This synthesizer is a fully discrete analog monosynth with semi-modular architecture. Switched On had the opportunity to sit down with a completed Werkstatt and the tone is extremely rich and buttery. This kit requires no soldering whatsoever for basic assembly. Although the PCB has been intentionally left wide open for modification and expansion. That is why we are hosting a workshop with Jake Widgeon from Moog Music on July 10th to discuss the Werkstatt in depth. You will be able to sign-up for our new workshop later this week at, but in the meantime you can pre-order the Werkstatt synthesizer HERE

Moog MoogerFooger MF-104MSD                              Price: $799.00

The Super Delay has arrived! Moog has created a limited edition version of MF-104M with 1200ms of delay time. This is truly the grail of analog delays. It uses bucket brigade chips to achieve a silky smooth and rich delay texture only found in analog delays. 

Other features include:

  • Low-noise, high-headroom bucket brigade chips deliver 1200ms of delay
  • 6 wave shape LFO expands the the MF-104MSD's sonic capabilities
  • Spillover mod provides enhanced control over echo decay
  • Tap tempo keeps delay time and LFO in sync
  • MIDI functionality provides hands-free control
  • Feedback loop allows for routing the MF-104MSD's to external processor

Read more and purchase the Moog MoogerFooger MF-104MSD Super Delay...




Moog Werkstatt Kit Pre-Order

The new Moog Werkstatt is now available for pre-order through Switched On. This synthesizer is being produced in very limited quantities and will only be available for a brief period. The new
Werkstatt synthesizer kits will arrive approximately June 20th-23rd.

Werkstatt Workshop
Switched On is now programming classes and workshops surrounding the world of synthesis, music production, and creativity. On Thursday, July 10th Switched On will be hosting a workshop surrounding assembly, modification, and in-depth review of the Werkstatt synthesizer. Our friend Jake Widgeon from Moog will be in the house and will be discussing the nuances of the Werkstatt. This is a tiny, inexpensive, fully discrete synthesizer voice with tons of room for creative modification. Join us as we explore the possibilities. Sign-up coming soon...

The Werkstatt-Ø1: Moogfest 2014 Kit is a patchable and compact, one oscillator analog synthesizer. It was originally created as a kit, to be the foundation for exclusive “Engineering VIP” workshops at Moogfest 2014. Due to a number of requests, Moog is offering a no-soldering-required version of the Werkstatt-Ø1: Moogfest 2014 Kit in limited quantities.

Assembly is extremely simple: Any user can quickly build an analog synthesizer based on classic Moog circuits, and if desired, study the analog circuits. Werkstatt was created to be an educational tool, but it is also a formidable, compact analog synthesizer from Moog.

Read more and reserve your Moog Werkstatt synthesizer kit...


Switched On is excited to announce that we have moved to a new location, just minutes away from our current one. So on June 7th, 2014 were going to start this new location off with a bang, zap, zzrrp, thup, click, and some sequenced basslines. Things will get started around 6pm after our normal business hours. 

Here is the event on Facebook:

Switched On's new location will be:
AUSTIN, TX 78702

Officiating our new location will be the world class DJ crew...

All vinyl DJ sets. 100% Gold. Master selectors of electronic jams. 

Switched On will be holding a raffle with very attractive prizes for those with synth lust. Show up early and stay late. We will be giving away 3 special items that you will just have to come enter to find out what they are. 

Yamaha CS-80
Fairlight CMI
EMS VSC3 "Putney"
Many more new and legendary pieces of musical technology will be available. 

The new shop will better integrate our retail and repair departments, allowing us to better serve our customers' needs. We want to thank our customers and friends for helping us to grow and expand this synthesizer dream. The new Switched On location is going to expand our horizons greatly. This means new inventory, a more sophisticated repair center, and the return of classes and workshops.

Our party will be catered by our new neighbors and friends the Counter Culture Cafe.

Libations To Be Announced..... :) 

Pittsburgh Modular DNA Symbiotic Waves in stock

The Pittsburgh Modular DNA Symbiotic Waves is a powerful 8-bit digital oscillator and waveform processor. A unique dual oscillator system paired with a comprehensive waveform processing and modulation section. Even with all this power, the interface of the Symbiotic Waves module is as intuitive and easy to use as all of the analog Pittsburgh Modular eurorack modules. Nothing is hidden behind layers of menus, secret button combinations, or hard to understand graphics. This is naked digital synthesis. Read more or purchase...

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                Moving Poster

Switched On is excited to announce that we will be moving to a new location, just minutes away from our current one. The new shop will better integrate our retail and repair departments, allowing us to better serve our customers' needs. We want to thank our customers and friends for helping us to grow and expand this synthesizer dream. The new Switched On location is going to expand our horizons greatly. It means new inventory, a more sophisticated repair center, and the return of classes and workshops.

The 11th Street shop will close its doors at 5pm on May 31st and the Cesar Chavez location will open at noon the following day. We won't be skipping a beat, business as usual.

Switched On's new location will be:
AUSTIN, TX 78702

We will be having a party to celebrate the new space. The grand opening party is scheduled for June 7th, 2014. More details to be anounced soon. Stay tuned!





Pittsburgh Modular Move [104] has arrived!

The Pittsburgh Modular Move [104] is a powered enclosure that can hold up to 104HP of Eurorack modules. The Move's construction is sturdy and has a nice removeable lid to protect your modules while your on the move! The Move is ideal for people starting a Eurorack system or for those who want to take a selection of their current modules out on the road. 

They retail for $299 and are available to purchase HERE


Arturia BeatStep & MiniLab now in stock

At this year's Winter NAMM Arturia announced a new controller and 16-step sequencer called the BeatStep. It allows for full control of any hardware or software environment. It can even sequence your analog synths while being able to program your drums in Ableton simultaneously. This can be the epicenter of control in your studio or live set and it retails for only $99.00. 

For more info and purchasing the Arturia BeatStep CLICK HERE

Arturia's MiniLab is a portable and affordable controller for your soft synths, DAW, and iOS synths.   
Not only that but it includes a collection of 5000 sounds from the Arturia vCollection.

Best of all it retails for only $99.00! 
We just got more in stock and are available to purchase HERE

Feel free to contact us or call (512) 782-8806 for any questions regarding these items. Switched On is an authorized Arturia dealer and you can check more Arturia products HERE.



Whats New at Switched On

Moog MiniFooger MF-Delay

The highly anticipated Moog MiniFooger MF-Delay is in stock at Switched On. These analog delay pedals offer the same amazing tone and build quality as the MoogerFooger MF-104M, but at a fraction of the cost and size. Read more and pick one up HERE.

The Korg Volca Beats

The Korg Volca series has been a hit. They are fantastic sounding analog synths and drum machines for $149.00. What more can you say? They are all great, but we have noticed the Volca Beats have been the most popular by far. We just received our new shipment of them and they are back in stock online and in-store. Read more about the Korg Volca Beats and purchase one HERE.



KMI QuNexus Video Contest

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of QuNexus, KMI announced the QuNexus Video Contest. The QuNexus has quickly become a new standard for a controller on the go. It is incredibly well made, light-weight, versatile, and can control instruments with midi, USB, and CV/Gate connectivity. You can read more about the KMI QuNexus or purchase on for yourself HERE.

For full contest details visit:

To Enter:

  1. Develop a unique, exciting and compelling musical performance featuring QuNexus and whatever else you use to perform.

  2. Create a 1-4 minute long video that captures your performance.

  3. Upload your video to YouTube. Make sure to title it something descriptive (like "My Awesome QuNeuxs Video") and to include the following tags: “QuNexus, Video Contest, Keith McMillen”.

  4. Submit your name, e-mail, video title, video link, and video description using the form at : before May 9th, 2014.

Create and submit as many videos as you'd like! Entries will be judged based on creativity, performance, use of features, and overall quality.
The top 2 entries (finalists), as chosen by Keith McMillen Instruments after May 9th, 2014, will receive prizes from KMI.

Grand Prize

The Grand Prize Winner will receive 2 KMI controllers of his or her choice.

Runner Up  
The First Runner Up will receive 1 KMI controller of his or her choice.
Winners will be announced by Keith McMillen Instruments on May 13th, 2014.



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