WMD SSF Monolith Modular Hands-On Tutorial

In this video, Cuckoo takes an in-depth at the WMD SSF Monolith Modular Synthesizer, covering both the features of the Monolith and an introduction to patching it. 

The Monolith is comprised of a 37-key keyboard with 104 hp Eurorack rails loaded with the WMD-SSF collaboration line of fifteen modules. Complete with power supply and 25 patch cables of assorted lengths, the Monolith is a fully-functional, completely customizable modular synth with a wide palette of tones that the user can patch from scratch.

The WMD SSF Monolith Modular is available now for US $2,600.

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12 thoughts on “WMD SSF Monolith Modular Hands-On Tutorial

    1. It really isn’t. To me anything under 3k isn’t really that much for a high quality musical instrument. Besides if you look at how the cost of all the modules that go into this it’s a pretty good deal.

    2. Lots of musicians will drop a few grand every few years or so on a nice piece of gear, which this definitely is.

      So sorry about your situation – but that’s no reflection on the gear.

    1. What are you talking about? WMD and SSF are companies that make eurorack modules. The entire point of this product is to have a selection of their colab modules in one case with included keyboard and i/o. This is great because it gives you an easy entry into eurorack and if you want to change modules or expand with an extra case later on you easily can. It even has 16hp of blank space already so if you wanted to you could go ahead and drop in a digital oscillator like braids, or some extra filters, or a quadrature LFO, or a delay, or a quantizer, or a tiny sequencer, or……

      1. I can see where Max is coming from. “Semi-modular” as in, hardwired from keyboard->osc->filter+env->amp+env->output without you having to patch anything definitely has a certain appeal. That along with the ability to adjust the patching to your liking (so, using a connection on the front panel would break the hardwired connection) would be a pretty sweet little setup.

  1. I played with one of these for an hour or so in a shop and it really does sound amazing. Not inexpensive, per se, but definitely not over priced.

    One niggle after playing it and watching this video: I realize the modules are what they are outside of the context of this keyboard+case but having the connections+cables above the knobs instead of below would be very welcome.

    1. Interesting comment about the layout having the connections cables above the knobs instead of below.I guess WMD follow the norm of connections below knobs ,as the norm for modulars is vertical or sloping Rack away from a physically seperate Keyboard .Note as solution Moog Mother 32 layout locating connections to the right hand side as a separate patch area,meaning cables and connections are physically channelled away from the knobs .Ergonomics is an important consideration when setting up a modular synth

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