Cre8audio West Pest Synthesizer Review

The latest Axis of Wold offers a review of the Cre8audio West Pest synthesizer.

Created in partnership with Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers, West Pest is a semi-modular monophonic desktop synthesizer, integrating imaginative sound-shaping tools with traditionally “west coast” concepts.

West Pest has at its core 8 patchable modules (Oscillator, wave contour, dynamics controller, LFO, multi-mod tool, MIDI to CV converter, step sequencer, and button keyboard), with 18 Eurorack compatible patch points. West Pest is patched internally to create a flexible full synth voice. Using the patch points, though, lets you reroute internal signal flow, as well as use with external Eurorack format modules and synthesizers.

Video Summary:

“This video is a rather personal review of West Pest by @Cre8audio. A synthesizer in the west coast style for a surprisingly low price, just $249. What does it has to offer? And how true is it to the west coast synthesis pioneered by Don Buchla?”

Topics covered:

Intro 0:00
Overview 3:22
Making a Track 8:43
Arpeggiator 20:56
Together with Eurorack 24:58
Multifunction Capability 30:09
Final Words 35:00

Share your thoughts on the West Pest in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Cre8audio West Pest Synthesizer Review

  1. Love the synth, but this guy’s voice putting me to sleep.

    That being said, I’ve never used Buchlas and seeing their prices, I probably never would have. Thanks to Crea8audio & the Moog Mavis, we all can experience west coast synthesis.

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