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:
Check out the video and let us know what you think of the MacBeth Bomber!
For more info on the Bomber, check MacBeth’s Facebook page.
11 thoughts on “MacBeth Bomber – The Compact Modular That Sounds Like A Monster Synth”
For one oscillator this thing sounds amazing.
It does sound great. Mind you some of that comes from having a bit of reverb.
Also. Is it just me or does it really not seem very “compact’? (just judging by the scale next to his hand)
I always enjoy a demo that features the sounds….. not 9 minutes of spoken explanations of the various controls.
I do like a demo which explains the controls, really, as long as there is some playing in there. Helps me understand the synth better. This kind of thing is great too though.
Unless I’m buying a midi controller, I need to hear the sounds first and foremost. Even if it’s just some guy losing himself in the synth for half an hour.
I want to test drive now, and worry about how to change the timing belt later. 😉
Great sarcastic name he is using for this synth, given the fact he was using companies who manufacture for the weapons industry. Diatron etc he revealed this on his site a year or so ago.
They cost a bomb also!! This man must be making a new synth every fortnight.
“Military grade” doesn’t mean he’s buying components which directly or indirectly support weapon’s manufacturers. It’s just terminology which describes the quality of the components, and in this case it means they’re both high-spec and durable. It’s actually sort of laughable to think that the military would still be using analogue components wherever digital components are possible, because analogue components are more prone to receiving interference from other electronics, the Earth’s geography and even weapon’s fire. Now if you want to talk about companies that are cahoots with weapon’s manufacturers, you should focus on actual military contractors, like Sony, Microsoft, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, CSC, General Electric, Honeywell, HP, Dell, FedEx, Pfizer, Deloitte, AT&T, etc.
I’m pretty sure that there’s a couple of trolls whose full-time jobs are making sure every mention iof MacBeth on the internet is followed by a reminder that the dude was VP of the Military Industrial complex for awhile or whatever. Kind of reminds me of my hardcore vet neighbor who kept his “I ain’t Fonda Hanoi Jane” bumper sticker on his truck well into the ’90s. Well, sort of LOL…
A monster-sounding (military-grade) synth!
Like the manufacturers of same components in your phone and whatever you are using to browse the internet? You can’t really be that stupid after all this time, cause the definition of “military spec” is explained every single time, so you are obviously just trolling….
A lot of the original radiophonic workshop was ex-WW2 gear too !
Second-hand is fine..
Why do the people who do demos all wear dark sunglasses indoors?
This sounds great, even on my small iPad speakers!