At this year’s NAMM Show, there was a wealth of modular synthesizer gear on display, more than we’ve ever seen at previous NAMM Shows. It’s a reflection of the increasing interest in modular synthesis and the growing number of modular synth manufacturers.
There were multiple Eurorack systems on display, and even some large format gear:
The rock star of synthesizer education, Marc Doty, was demonstrating the vintage Wall of Doom modular synth of Erik Norlander:
And the funktacular Don Lewis was giving talks and musica performances on his Live Electronic Orchestra (LEO):
If that weren’t enough modular goodness, Korg introduced the MS-20 Mini – a scaled down re-release of its classic semi-modular synth:
And Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments announced a re-release of Buchla’s Electric Music Box:
Analog and modular gear is back in a big way, with options from the smallest companies to the largest.
Here are some video overviews of the new modular synth gear at the 2013 NAMM Show.
This video takes a look at the 4ms Pingable Animation Generator:
Here’s a look at new Boomstar modules:
Here’s a view of what Tip Top Audio on show:
Is this a great time to be a synthesist or what? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!