Make Noise Intros Black & Gold Shared System Plus

Make Noise today introduced their Black & Gold Shared System Plus, a new version of their Black & Gold Shared System that features a Morphagene, TEMPI and CV Bus, housed in a new steel case.

The company’s Shared System line offers complete modular synthesizers, featuring a set of modules selected by Make Noise founder Tony Rolando.


  • Polyphonic Time Shifting: TEMPI
  • New School Sequencing: René
  • Human/ Expression Control: Pressure Points
  • Dual Analog Oscillator: DPO
  • Voltage Controlled Pitch Shifting and Echo: ECHOPHON
  • Dual Analog Control Voltage generator: MATHS
  • Complex Random Voltage Generator: Wogglebug
  • Dual Low Pass Gate: Optomix
  • Balanced Modulation: modDemix
  • Voltage Controlled Tape and Microsound: Morphagene
  • Modeless, continuously variable voltage controlled reverb: Erbe-Verb
  • Horizontal Control Signal Distribution and Indication: CV Bus
  • 7U case w/ power supply and AC Adapter, Ready to Play
  • Ships with 30 Ad Infinitum patch cables
  • Free blanking panels as appropriate
  • Comes with Lid, Highly portable, Meets requirements for carry-on luggage

Video Demo:

Pricing and Availability

The Black and Gold Shared System Plus is available now, priced at US $4495.

23 thoughts on “Make Noise Intros Black & Gold Shared System Plus

    1. I see that plane getting diverted to the nearest airport pretty quick. Johnny on aisle 5 is going to shit his pants once our music making friend starts patching that beast.

  1. This is very high on my GAS list, although I would have a compulsion to complete the system as there are two 4hp blanks. I’d probably put a ‘Brains’ module in one but not sure about the other.

    How would you complete this system? (doesn’t have to be MN specific)

    1. Expert Sleepers Disting would be a great addition! So many functions in one module, it’s freaking amazing. And it’s black, so you don’t have to worry how it will fit in with the rest of the modules.

  2. This system is impossibly gorgeous in every way and I will never be able to afford one. It’s worth every penny I’m sure. A work of art.

    What I wish is that Make Noise would make a few more units at the price point/form factor of the 0-Coast, which is also brilliant. A controller unit? Maybe one unit that leans even more West Coast and another that leans more East Coast? Standalone Morphogene?

    Basically I want to be a Make Noise fanboy, but I am a high school teacher.

    1. You can make this dream come true. I have zero money and yet am the proud owner of an STO and Telharmonic. You don’t have to be Dusty Rhodes to live the American Dream!

        1. I use a Moog 60hp case as well as 84HP TipTop Z rails and ears for my diy case. Check out Synthrotek’s brackets and rails though because they are super cheap.

    1. Some people prefer a thought out “starting point”. It takes a lot of research to figure out exactly what one would want and this saves some of that time.

      The point of modular is not only to roll your own. It also has a lot to do with the connections made between modules and one can experience that with a system like this.

      I’m guessing a lot of people who rolled their owned swapped out modules just as much as those who bought pre-configured systems. It typically takes personal experience before one really knows what they want.

    2. For some reason, I tend to like more that kind of pre-built system.
      I don’t know, the whole thing is like a real instrument, right?

      If I had to build a rack with my favourite modules, I would do it with my own worflow. So, I would be doing the same thing, over and over.
      The main interest of a pre-built system such a this is to get you out of your comfort zone, I guess.
      And try to get the most out of a given workflow (which is nice when you realize your progression curve).

    3. Modular systems started out as brand specific systems. For me the shared system should be better thought as an instrument and a wonderful one at that.

  3. this kind of system is like the Buchla of our era

    and kudos to Make Noise on this particular iteration

    i wonder if they will post a demo of someone giving it a workout

    1. No.
      Behringer D and the likes will always be strictly east coast, e.g. subtractive synthesis. MN is very west coast, e.g. lot of freedom in synthesis, modulation etc. Both have their own appeal, but no matter how many of one coast you combine, you’ll never get the advantages offered by the other coast.

    1. learn how to read, maybe?


      A two channel Low Pass Gate, providing simultaneous voltage control over amplitude and frequency content of a signal. It is in essence, a Voltage Controlled Filter Amplifier (VCFA) that has an extremely organic response to control signals. The Low Pass Gate is a classic West Coast synthesis circuit.

      Revision 2 adds audio side-chain compression and expands CV generation and processing capabilities.”

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