Make Noise Intros System Cartesian ‘East Coast + West Coast’ Modular Synthesizer


Make Noise has introduced a new Eurorack modular synthesizer, System Cartesian, that they say is designed to bring together the best of the West Coast Synthesis (in the tradition of Moog modulars) and East Coast Synthesis (Buchla).

Here’s how they describe it: Continue reading

Gristleizer Eurorack Module Now Available For Pre-Order

the-gristleizer-eurorackEndangered Audio Research has announced that they are making Throbbing Gristle’s Gristleizer available as a Eurorack module.

It will be available preassembled, kit, and as a PCB. It’s already available as a 5U module from Analog Craftsman.

The Gristleizer was an analogue special effects unit used by industrial experimental band Throbbing Gristle during the 1970s & early 1980s. The original Gristleizer unit was designed and made by Chris Carter. Continue reading

Synthtopia’s 10 Most Discussed Stories Of 2015


As part of our lookbacks at the Best of 2015, we’ve reviewed reader polls for the best new synths, best new software synths, best new mobile music apps and more. Here’s a look at the most hotly debated synth stories of 2015.

Some of our stories generate way more discussion than others, usually because they are about new synths that readers are excited about, or about synths with features that trigger debate. Each year, these talked-about stories tend to reflect larger trends in the industry and the changing attitudes of synthesists. Continue reading