MATRIXSYNTH: Synare PS-1

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Synare PS-1


Kory Westerhold

"Walkthrough(ish) of the Synare PS-1 I have for sale on Reverb. There’s only one other video of this on the internet, from like a decade ago...so here’s one more 😬 I didn’t really try to do anything particularly musical with it, but just wanted to give a sense of how it sounds and operates. Sorry the right side of the video is a bit out of focus!

This thing is quite the odd bird. Even though it’s from Synare, it’s not so much a percussion synth like the Synare 3. It’s more a straight monosynth, with 4 tunable multi-zone pads and a bunch of modulation routing. It has all has a pretty wild ring modulator that you can mix into the sound.

One thing I *haven’t* been able to figure out on this particular one is the noise. Not sure if I just don’t have the right sliders up or something but otherwise, it’s in quite amazing shape and sounds great for what it is."


via this auction

"Selling my insanely rare Synare PS-1

Even though it’s technically a Synare, this is the first model, and it’s not so much a percussion synth like the more widely known Synare 3—but more a straight monosynth, with 4 tunable multi-zone pads and a bunch of modulation. It has all has a pretty wild ring modulator that you can mixed in as well.

It’s in quite amazing shape, both physically and operationally, compared to how dried out and ratty a lot of these old “padded” instruments can get.

Be sure to check out the video I took of it below. It’s like 12 minutes long and I just kinda bang around on it, but you’ll get a sense of some of the dissonant tones you can get out of it.

It has this rad handle on the back/top, I guess so you could carry it on stage, as well as a mount on the bottom for attaching to a drum or percussion stand.

It also has high, low & headphone output on the back and comes in a super sturdy travel case (see pics) which is great, but it means it’s QUITE heavy. Just over 40 lbs in the case.

On the “why very good and not excellent?” Side of things, it’s missing a couple of slider caps on the front, and on the sound side, one thing I *haven’t* been able to figure out on this particular one is the white and pink noise. Not sure if I just don’t have the right sliders up or something but I haven’t been able to get the noise to play through the mixer. Otherwise, though, it’s in quite amazing shape and sounds great.

Shipping is gonna be quite pricey given the weight and size. Be sure to check the pics of the case and the picture of it on the scale...40.2lbs (and that’s before being boxed) so would be great to do pick up I’m person, but we can work something out on shipping for sure"

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