Synthesizer Factory - Synth Machine

Classic, versatile analogue synth voice module with zero support

the synth machine is a fully analogue synthesizer module developed by michael schweikard and thomas welsch (of anyware instruments). it is a eurorack module made to the standards of doepfer (meaning +/-12v power, cv and gate connections, cv pitch at 1v/oct., 3.5mm jacks on front etc.).

the synth machine is a 100% fully analogue synthesizer handmade in a small village in germany named "herborn". the module depth is only 2.8 cm. the width is 42 te/hp (half a typical rack case). the build and component quality are very high. the 24db lowpass filter works great. it is a classic moog-style filter. the envelope is more than fast enough to produce percussive sounds. the noise with sample & hold is programmed by marc bareille. all modules pass trough a 24 hour test and check before shipping.

Unfortunately the manufacturer's website has been down for years and multiple attempts to reach both them and the designers (Anywhere Instruments) for support via email and dealers remain unanswered. This is a shame considering the module's price, craftsmanship and sound. My unit fell out of calibration shortly after purchase and after about a year of it practically being unplayable amidst the makers and Anywhere Instruments never getting back to me; had to buy an O'Tool + and spend three days learning how to properly calibrate it.

If you never plan on learning how to calibrate analog modules or have them serviced, don't buy this module because it appears to require service more often than my other modules. If you are a technically oriented modular musician, I highly recommend this module because it has great sound and versatility; so if you don't mind calibrating it twice a year, this might be one of your desert island favorites.

Msg me if you need info on calibrating this module.

  • 250 mA +12V
  • 250 mA -12V
  • 0 mA 5V
  • 28 mm deep
  • Ø 3.00 (2 Votes) Average Rating

This Module is discontinued.

$594 Price in € submitted Dec 26th 2012, 13:04 by wiggler1631 | last Change Jan 14th 2017, 08:56 by wiggler48902