Modular Synthesizers At The 2013 NAMM Show


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:

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There were also complete modular systems from Reon and other manufacturers:reon-driftbox-modular-synthesizer doepfer-analog-modular-synthesizer modular-synthesizers

In addition to audio synthesis modules, LZX Industries‘ video synthesis Eurorack modules were on display:video-synthesizer


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!

Videos via sonicstateinsergentmusic,

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