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...
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:
2400 E. CESAR CHAVEZ, STE 200
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!
The Pittsburgh Modular Move  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.
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.
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.
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: http://www.keithmcmillen.com/QuNexus/contest
Develop a unique, exciting and compelling musical performance featuring QuNexus and whatever else you use to perform.
Create a 1-4 minute long video that captures your performance.
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”.
Submit your name, e-mail, video title, video link, and video description using the form at : http://www.keithmcmillen.com/QuNexus/contest 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.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive 2 KMI controllers of his or her choice.
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.
Effective April 15th through July 30th Switched On is offering a $100 instant rebate on the Moog Sub Phatty. We have even gone ahead and adjusted the price to $899.00 (previously 999.00) in our webstore.
If you have ever considered buying this new generation of Moog monosynths now is the time!
You can purchase the Moog Sub Phatty HERE.
Watch our video demo with Moog developer Amos Gaynes below to learn more about the features on the Moog Sub Phatty.
All of the items you see here are available to purchase through our website.
Last year our friend Ron Kurti made a video featuring Switched On entitled Nerd's Ascent. Since then he's made a second one at the Moog sound lab and just yesterday released his third ascent to nerd-dom. They all revolve around creating a track in synthesizer hot spots and are largely improvised too.
P.ortra.it - http://P.ortra.it
Krane - http://Soundcloud.com/Krane
P.ortra.it - http://P.ortra.it
Marshall Watson - http://Marshallwatson.net
Many of the instruments used in this video are available to purchase through our website as well...
Minimoog Voyager XL
Moog Sub Phatty
KORG Volca Keys
KORG Volca Beats
MakeNoise Shared System
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. You can read more and purchase each item by clicking on the title or the photo.
Please feel free to e-mail us or call (512) 782-8806 during shop hours. 12pm-6pm, 7 days a week, Central Standard Time.
Moog MiniMoog Voyager Performer Edition in White Floor demo model price: $2,499.00
Moog MiniMoog Voyager XL Floor demo model price: $3,999.00
Pittsburgh Modular Foundation 3 Price: $1,999.00
Roland SH-101 with ModGrip Price: $995.00
Roland Juno-106 Price: $999.00
Sequential Circuits Six-Trak Price: $650.00
ADR Vocal Stresser F769X-R Price: $1699.00
Roland Drumatix TR-606 with Bag Price: $595.00
E-Mu Drumulator Price: $299.00
DOD R-880 Dual Analog Delay Price: $175.00