Gamechanger Audio MotorSynth MKII In-Depth Review

The latest video from Miles Away offers an in-depth review and demo of the Gamechanger Audio MotorSynth MKII.

The Motor Synth II is the latest version of the company’s unique electro-mechanical synthesizer. It offers expanded capabilities, including separate multi-mode analog filters, redesigned modulation section, an additional digital voice equipped with a separate envelope, portamento section, and digital multimode filter.

Topics covered:

0:00 – jam 1: Motorsynth only
0:39 – what makes the Motorsynth so unique?
2:00 – beauty in imperfection
3:23 – jam 2: heavy industrial electro
5:45 – synth tour, the motor oscillators
8:01 – Motorsynth’s amazing stereo image
8:59 – how to use the performance interface for drone patches
10:27 – the digital oscillator voice
11:20 – paraphonic features explained, making a keys patch
13:10 – filter types, drive, and unison mode
15:39 – drift, detune and cross mod
17:28 – envelope section, making a complex patch
21:07 – modulation matrix
22:30 – arp, motion recorder and sequencer
24:10 – random generator
25:11 – final verdict with pros and cons
28:00 – jam 3: melodic edm

Check out the MotorSynth MKII review and share your thought on it in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Gamechanger Audio MotorSynth MKII In-Depth Review

  1. Does the oscillating frequency (I.e. 440hz = A), comes from passing light threw the end thingy at the top of the rotators?

    Can some one will be so gentle to explain to this ol’ fart how the magic happen….i only see 8 motors (an an octave have 12 notes/keys)… Primitive logic doesn’t add up Hank’s in advance

    The professor

    1. The frequency comes from 2 area’s (actually 3 as there is also a digital osc), for the somewhat “usual shapes” there are patterns on the underside of the disc, the level of reflected light coming from these patterns forms the shape of the osc, they have made the patterns specifically to represent the usual triangle, square and ramp although they don’t sound exact which is part of charm. The main unique osc however is basically the same as a guitar pick up only this time with a revolving disc instead of strings. You don’t set and forget each disc to a specific frequency, they all in fact change speed depending on which note is played, which of course means you will have a small amount of slew involved with the pitches are they move around. All in all it’s an awesome idea I think, it’s just a bit noisey and also quite expensive.

      1. Thank you very much for taking the time answering my question. It is highly appreciated. You are the man Will.
        Thanks again

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