Miep and Kawaii SX-240

Our old friend Miep is back, this time with a vintage Kawaii SX-240 synthesizer. Submitted by Dennis Matana.

The SX-240 was a polyphonic analog synthesizer released in 1984 and is similar in many ways to the Roland Juno 60. But it did have its own distinct sound. Plus, it had MIDI and a nice display for loading and saving patches. It was overshadowed by the similar synths from Roland and Korg, and also came at the moment in the early-to-mid 1980s as analog synthesizers were falling out of favor compared to digital synthesizers (FM and sampling). They are quite rare these days, and Miep is lucky to have one.

Sascha at Band Practice (Roland, E-MU, Modular)

Our pal Sascha is back; it looks like he snuck in during band practice at Space Kitty Studios. We see the familiar Roland TR-909 and TR-8s, the colorful E-MU Proteus modules, and a bit of modular in the upper left corner. From Neil Parker of Space Kitty Studios via Facebook.

Black Agent Band Practice at Space Kitty with Jason Pitt & Sascha the cat.

Satie, Modular, 0-Ctrl

Satie joins us again. This time he has a Make Noise 0-Ctrl, an impressive modular system that includes offerings from Erica Synths, Mutable Instruments, Make Noise, Intellijel, and Bear Modules. There are also a couple of intriguing DIY instruments at Satie’s disposal.

From Antoine Marronclɘs of DAFAKE, via Facebook.