Shut Up & Play – 10 Patches On The Make Noise 0-Coast Synthesizer

Enough with the blah, blah, blah – this video is nothing but demos of 10 patches on the new Make Noise 0-Coast synthesizer.

The 0-COAST is a single voice patchable synthesizer that is designed to work with or without the use of patch cables. The internal connections have been made from circuit to circuit so it can be used as a monophonic MIDI synth module – or you can get out the patch cables and dive into creative sound design.

These patches do a great job of showcasing both the ‘straight ahead’ and more experimental sides of the 0-Coast.

Pricing and Availability

The Make Noise 0-Coast is available now, priced at US $499.

via Soundria.Com Synthesizer & Pro Audio Store

25 thoughts on “Shut Up & Play – 10 Patches On The Make Noise 0-Coast Synthesizer

  1. Is it just me ..I find the make noise module text, and layout visual truly awful.Aesthetically I just cannot like their modules .The sound and function is there , but ..the Interface is just not for me. Is this what you mean by bad text overlay ???

    1. I agree.

      Their text font is difficult to read and should be a single upper-case furst letter then lower case.
      Labes at 90-degrees and some almost upside down is ridiculous !

    2. check
      their grey make noise panels, are perfect.
      of course there isnt one yet for the 0. guess that it only depends on enough potential customers and he’ll do a gs panel (if technically possible)

    3. I also think their panel designs are illegible. They look unprofessional, and hiring a good graphic designer would allow them to keep their quirky style while presenting a much more appealing product that would sell in far larger numbers.

      1. They are one of the most successful Eurorack companies by far, I don’t think they have any challenge related to doing sales.

        The ugly and confrontational aesthetic is a selling point for some modular consumers that want to make ugly and confrontational music. Make Noise capitalizes on this by challenging you, the clean-cut admirer of a neutral science lab aesthetic, to overcome your internal tendencies towards order and safety and just make some noise!

        But personally I think that’s a really cynical marketing trick, I also think that their stuff is quite ugly. Not just bad design but intentionally ugly. I only have a few of their modules, they feel kind of cheap honestly even if the functions are good. I did replace the faceplates with the grayscale version which is much better.

        1. I like their designs. The 0 Coast at least feels really sturdy and the front panel design is sick. The design theme is called brutal or ugly design. When it comes to digital design and utilities at least they usually compromise in terms of usability. The 0 Coast does not have this problem. Their website suffers from legibility and navigational issues, though.

  2. I like this module. The sound is so diverse. So many possibilities. The typeface could be beter indeed but I like the lay-out with the gold lines. This is so different and fresh in analoge sound.

  3. My favorite 0-coast demo by a country mile. Enjoyed them all but #4 is just absurd. I’d but that on my home page were I in charge of such things at Make Noise.

  4. The aesthetic encourages experimenting, detaches you from what you think you know about filters and oscillators. Don’t listen to the haters.

  5. I love the layout and font. I think that this is a classic east vs. west coast style argument. West coast style is abstract and esoteric, quite intentionally. Not for everybody, but I prefer it hands down to a sterile and rigid presentation. The point of modular to me is creative, exploratory sound design, Make Noise’s aesthetic is most conducive to that. If you are looking for a neatly labeled scientific instrument there are plenty of other options on the market. Don’t be scared, think outside the box.

  6. Does it have a filter?
    My opinion is neutral of talking about filterless synths (stylophone, wavecomputer 360, DX7…) Because its a risky bussiness to launch a filterless synth, innovative idea though; since in general we´re used to pamper our electronic hearing by removing gritty high harmonics, and filling the high end spectrum with… for example, percussion.
    I also like listening to FM chimes, or to raw wavetables and to 8bit stuff, which supposes for me the best of digital oscillators.
    Personally, i find pleasant and relaxing listening to the hum/hiss that tapes and vinyl apports to the sound, and i notice the lack of it in digital formats and in remastered records.
    BTW: as me, who doesnt love filters…?

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