Best of 2014: 2014 was a huge year for electronic music gear – especially the world of modular synthesizers.
We reviewed the modular synth gear introduced in 2014 to select our picks for the best new modules or systems of the year. This year, there were so many new introductions that it was hard to narrow the list down to just 10.
The Best New Modular Synth Gear Of 2014
Here’s our pick of the 10 best modular systems, modules or software for use with modular systems. Each title links through to our article on the item:
- The Halls of Valhalla Z-DSP Reverb Cartridge
- Verbos Electronics Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Line
- Intellijel Atlantis Eurorack Dual Oscillator Subtractive Synth Voice
- Arturia Beatstep Controller & Sequencer With CV/Gate Connectivity
- Buchla Music Easel iProgram Expansion Card
- Pittsburgh Modular All-In-One Modular Synths
- ADDAC210 Open Heart Surgery Module
- Synthesizers.com Modular Control Keyboard
- Patchblocks Modular Synthesizer Blocks
- Moog Music Emerson Modular System
Other notable 2014 modular synth introductions included:
- CV Toolkit
- The WMD Sequential Switch Matrix
- Suit & Tie Guy Soundlabs Detachment 3 Archangel
- Trogotronic High-Powered, Double-Duty, Tube-Based M679 Gran Fury Analog Tube Synth
- Grayscale Algorhythm Eurorack 8-Step Pulse Sequencer
- Audio Damage Sequencer 1 For Eurorack Modular Synthesizers
- Expert Sleepers Disting 16-in-1 Eurorack Module
- Make Noise Erbe-Verb Euro Reverb Module
- Erica Synths Matrix Mixer
- White Whale Brings Monome To Eurorack Modular Synths
- Transistor Sounds Labs Stepper Acid Step Sequencer
- Kilpatrick Audio Phenol Patchable Analog Synthesizer
What’s your favorite new modular gear of 2014? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!
17 thoughts on “The Best New Modular Synth Gear Of 2014”
Thanks for mentioning CV Tookit! We’ve been working hard to expand it’s functionality while maintaining a great workflow and design.
In 2015, we hope to continue to help artists and professionals take their skills and setups even further.
2014 was a great year in the modular synth world and we can’t wait to see what’s coming next from these great companies and the amazing modular synth community!
I think Evaton Technologies RF Nomad should be on the top ten list.
Yeah I was looking for that one as well. I hope to get one soon!
Surely the new Mutable Instruments modules, Clouds, Elements, Streams and Shelves, revealed in Paris on 20th December 2014, deserve a mention?
Well, seeing as they’re not out for most people yet, I don’t think they’d be considered a 2014-product.
i can’t imagine my synthesizer without the erbe verb!
The Hexinverter Mutants?
Very strange that you are not mentioned, but the best ones in 2014 are the MUTABLE INSTRUMENTS!
The Audio Damage Sequencer and an Atlantis Synth…. This year I got to play with the pair together, and I was really impressed. That sequencer is a monster.
Still waiting for a chance to see an archangel in person though. looks tasty.
That list is so terrible, i have my reservations wether the writer even has a modular
Expert Sleepers Disting
Audio damage fx
anything by ninstrument !!!
anything by Gieskes
Verbos Electronics Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Line
um, ER101 and ER102? Most powerful sequencer combination in Euroland.
+1 for the ER-101. It’s the best sequencer in the format.
Have to mention. Verbos Harmonic oscilaitor, intelijel Metropolis and erbe verb
No love for soundmachines stuff????
…would also like to mention the EREBUS from dreadbox. But as someone said, it is difficult to compare all new Synths without looking at the price range.
but anyway ….thanks synthopia for all the great hours that made us synthheads read about the newest gearporn. all the best for 2015