🤓 Shout to @aaronbastinelli for giving me a chance to play with a very rare Steiner-Parker Synthacon... one of the strangest non-modular synths in the world. I think we just discovered a dead envelope and two dead oscillators, and it *still* sounds badass. The diode filter really screams and croaks in bandpass mode. #analog#modular#synth#synthesizer#monosynth#steinerparker#synthacon ⚡️
Tiptop Audio Forbidden Planet.⠀⠀ ⠀ This an all analog multi-mode filter design influenced by the 1975 Steiner-Parker Synthacon model.⠀ ⠀ Forbidden Planet has three filter input jacks: High Pass, Low Pass and Band Pass. The High Pass section is this module’s signature sound—a crisp sharp-cut with no residue, designed to add High Pass filtering capability to your modular.⠀ ⠀ The Bandpass is clear and useful in isolating a pie-slice-range-of-frequencies while cutting off the low and highs, great for accurate sound design or sculpting audio into that sweet spot.⠀ ⠀ The Low Pass, on the other hand, is a classic 12db two-pole analog slope, ideal for monophonic synth patches and filtering down to the essential low-end bass we all love.⠀ ⠀ Lastly, the Resonance utilizes an internal feedback path which can sound smooth or aggressive depending on the knob setting. At a low setting, it emphasizes the cutoff harmonics, at middle settings it begins to self oscillate, and towards maximum setting it forms interesting tones and all sorts of chopped grainy bits of self-oscillation perfect for entering into a sci-fi world —like the name of the module suggests.⠀ ⠀ #syntherest#synth#synthesizer#tiptop#tiptopaudio#forbiddenplanet#synthporn#gearporn#music#eurorack#modular#analog#modularsynth#filter#vcf#steinerparker#synthacon
2 genius analog electronic musical instrument color coded routing matrices from the 1970’s by Nyle Steiner (switches) & Don Buchla (banana jacks). I’m guessing they may have been influenced by similar matrices used in portable analog computers from the 1960’s 😊. I haven’t seen anything as immediately flexible, tactile and instantaneous as these in 21st century synth design.. #steinerparker#synthacon#buchlamusiceasel#buchla_music_easel #donbuchla#nylesteiner#toddbarton#analogcomputer
Long time coming. Finally got our hands on a Mark 1 Steiner-Parker Synthacon. It's a commission sale item and features in our latest weekly update - link in our bio will take you there now. . Produced in the mid-70s, these have some unique design features including the legendary filter. We'll have more to say about it once it is serviced and we've heard it ourselves. Shoot-out with a '72 Minimoog anyone?
The rare Steiner-Parker Synthacon is one of the gems you can use at MESS. The filter design in this synth is legendary and can be found in the Arturia MiniBrute and many Euro modules. The oscillators were placed on the right side to make the keyboard, sample and hold rate and trigger generator controls more accessible for right handed performers to use while playing. The oscillators themselves have an incredibly wide range which means this machine can generate some amazingly thick and complex tones. Only a few hundred were made and now command a high price on the second hand market. A MESS Membership will get you access to this and hundreds of other rare and expensive machines in the collection. #messltd#steinerparker#synthacon Pic by @amberjadehaines