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.
In the last few years we have managed to amass a good deal of original, and often difficult to find, manuals, documents, and memorabilia. Switched On has added a new section to our online store for manuals. We are just getting started so stay tuned if you are on the hunt for anything specific.
Also feel free to contact us to inquire about a specific manual.
I Dream of Wires is the documentary that encompasses the resurgence of the modular synthesizer and the culture around it.
The Hardcore Edition is a four hour long journey into the expanding modular universe.
"Inventors, musicians and enthusiasts are interviewed about their relationship with the modular synthesizer — for many, it's an all-consuming passion. Established musicians such as Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Carl Craig and John Foxx show off their systems and explain why they opt to use this volatile but ultimately rewarding technology. Meanwhile, a new generation of dance and electronica artists including Clark, James Holden and Factory Floor explain why they've stepped away from laptops to embrace the sound and physicality of modular synthesizers. Innovative companies like Modcan and Doepfer, driven by a desire to revive modular synthesizers, discuss how they planted the seeds that have now grown into a major cottage industry. What started out as a "vintage-revival scene" in the '90s has grown into an underground phenomena with a growing market of modular obsessives craving ever more wild and innovative sounds and interfaces. Today, the modular synthesizer is no longer an esoteric curiosity or even a mere music instrument — it is an essential tool for radical new sounds and a bonafide subculture."
Watch the trailer below:
DVD: $30.00 Blu-Ray: $35.00
Moog's new line of effects pedals offer the analog sound and hand-built quality of their infamous MoogerFooger line in a smaller package and lower price. As expected they all sound fantastic. Not all of the awesome modulation options from the MoogerFooger series are present, though the people at Moog have paired down the most commonly used types of expression for use with external modulation or an expression pedal. The MiniFoogers' price range are all under $200, making these high-quality effects available to the musician on a budget.
Switched On is now carrying:
Moog MiniFooger MF-Boost: $139.00
The MF Boost is an Expression enhanced, twin topology boost pedal that allows you to select between an articulate VCA signal path and a colored OTA signal path.
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Moog MiniFooger MF-Drive: $169.00
The MF Drive is a unique, filter-based overdrive pedal that employs a Moog Ladder Filter, boutique FET amplifiers, and classic OTAs in its drive section making it highly reactive to input gain and picking dynamics. The bi-polar tone control and sweep-able filter work with input gain to offer each player completely customizable sounds from creamy British overdrive to cranked American tube amplifier and even fuzz. When the filter Peak switch is engaged and an expression pedal is connected, the harmonic content is shifted to the filter’s cutoff position adding tonal and dirty wah performance possibilities not found elsewhere.
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Moog MiniFooger MF-Ring: $149.00
The MF Ring is an analog ring modulator that is based on the best selling Ring Mod in the world, the Moogerfooger MF-102. Its unique tone voicing circuit adds a new musical dimension to ring modification, making it easy dial in everything from octaves and choral dissonance to harmonic undertones and synthesized lead lines.
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Moog MiniFooger MF-Trem: $179.00
The MF Trem is an analog tremolo pedal based around a balanced modulator and Sub Audio VCO. This unique design creates a wide range of tremolo effects that are based on phase cancellation and addition. Create classic optical and hard tremolo effects that are reactive to harmonic content, or push up the depth control and shift into the beginnings of lush phasing and chorus.
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The MF-Delay is not in stock yet unfortunately. It has seen a delay (no pun intended) in manufacturing. It will be out soon and we will certainly make a public notice when it is available! In the meantime you can hear it in our demo below.
Here is a video of us demoing some the MiniFooger prototypes with a Hohner Clavinet D6 earlier this year.
Switched On just received another batch of Korg's recent affordable analog synthesizers: The Korg MS-20 Mini, Volca Bass, and Volca Keys. Check out the wicked demos by Korg and the team here at Switched On.
In our demo we wanted to show off the distorted quality you can get out of an MS-20 Mini when you feed it back on itself and use its resonant highpass and lowpass filter to tune the gritty growl. See below....
Read more about, or purchase, the MS-20 Mini here.
Tatsuya Takahashi is the hardware designer and chief engineer of the Volca series. In the video below, he shows some of the sequencing features that are specially tuned for creating excellent bass lines.
Read more about, or purchase, the Korg Volca Bass here.
Here is Tatsuya once more showing off the innovative new Volca Keys.
Read more about, or purchase, the Volca Keys here.
"The Future Retro Mondovox provides new ways to play, control, and breathe new life into your MIDI sound modules. With the Mondovox, you can polyphonically play up to 16 monophonic synthesizers in ways you would expect to find in features-laden polysynths, expanding upon those ideas for many new and exciting possibilities." -Future RetroIn this demo we go through some of the features of the Future Retro MondoVox with Korg's most recent line of analog monosynths. The Mondovox turns these 3 MIDI capable monophonic synthesizers into a 3-voice, 8 oscillator polyphonic synthesizer with 4 independent filters!The Mondovox takes polyphonic MIDI data and translates it to where each voice is on its own MIDI channel. This allows for new ways to engage a spread of monophonic synthesizers or anything with MIDI! This can include multi-timbral, polyphonic, or virtual synthesizers.You can read more and purchase the Future Retro Mondovox here.
Super 37s are back in stock!
The Super37 is a new and innovative powered case for Eurorack modular that includes an itegrated 37-key velocity sensitive keyboard built right into the case. It features 104hp of Eurorack compatible tip top z-rails, midi, a keyscan module, and rugged steel chassis with wood paneling.