Ken MacBeth of MacBeth Studio Systems has shared some images of his prototype for a new Eurorack monster module – the Element 1. It is the first of a set of five planned 3U Eurorack-sized 84HP synthesizer modules.
According to MacBeth, the sound of Elements 1 is “a sum of parts -’Spike’ Oscs meet Acidic Filter which goes through a classic VCA.” It’s inspired by the look of classic British synths and the sounds of classic Japanese synths:
Sunday Synth Jam: MacBeth Studio Systems’ Ken MacBeth improvises on his prototype Nexus touch keyboard analogue synthesizer.
Ken MacBeth has introduced a new synth, the MacBeth Bomber, a ‘compact modular’ that sounds like a monster synth.
Here’s what MacBeth has to say about this tiny beast:
I call this minimal 3 module Macbeth Mk1 synthesizer the Bomber! Specifically put together to Bomb that Bass!
The single Mk1 Oscillator ‘B’ gives you 1 x Sawtooth, 2 x Pulse Width (Square) Waveforms, 2 x Sub Octaves, one below the other whi…ch all go into the discrete Mk1 Filter ‘B’ – State Variable Filter that loves Overdrive! Gated and controlled by the Mk1 Dual EGs with built in Utility VCA.
As a modification- there is a Noise Generator normalized into Audio Input 3 on that Filter!
…and remember- this is just one Oscillator!
Here’s what the Bomber sounds like: Continue reading
Ken Macbeth of Macbeth Studio Systems demos a tweak to his Micromac-R design that offers improved performance in ‘triophonic’ mode: Continue reading
In this video, Macbeth Studio System’s Ken Macbeth demonstrates the capabilities of his three oscillator desktop-sized MacBeth X-Series Micromac-D analogue synthesizer. Continue reading