Showing posts with label Switched On. Show all posts
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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Switched On Austin - Synth studio & store tour | Austin, TX


A synth studio and store tour of Switched-On in Austin, Texas -- including the Switched On synthesizer showroom, walk-through of the Switched On synth store and brief highlight of the synthesizer repair area.

During a trip to Austin in early 2020 I had a chance to revisit the Switched On synth shop I first toured in 2018 [video bellow]. Switched On have since moved from their original location to a new spot and are under new ownership, so it was a great opportunity to see the new synth store.

This synth studio and store walkthrough showcases Switched On's extensive record collection, tape machines, various synthesizers, modular gear, classic vintage synths, rack units and more. To learn more about Switched On, visit

Monday, November 11, 2019

Switched On Grand Relocation Party Set for Friday Nov 15 8PM


"We moved, so come hang.  Live Performances by the Switched On staff.  Have a drink at our new showroom.

Our New Address - 2400 East Cesar Chavez, Suite 316B Austin, Texas"

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Upcoming Events at Switched On Austin - KORG & Erica Synths

via Switched On

korg / volca happy hour
with korg specialist nick kwas
9/17/19 / 6pm through 8pm
in store / refreshments


erica synths / demo and performance
with erica specialists girts and ravin
9/13/19 / 3pm through 6pm
in store / refreshments

Monday, July 29, 2019

ARP Odyssey MKI 2800 w/ cv mods (1972)

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

via this auction

"Have a closer look at the pictures!?

Yes thats correct! It’s modded with cv patch points all over to give you some of the 2600s capabilities!! Including cv pitch control!

The mod work was done by the famous Phil Cirocco,

This unit is in fabulous condition, is in perfect working order and sounds incredible, was restored by switched on.

We are only because we have 2 arp 2600s the little guy is hardly being used and that’s a shame!!"

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Starling Via - Shared Modular System - In Store Demo Saturday March 23rd, 1pm at Switched On Austin

A system of synthesizer modules built on a shared hardware platform.

More info -

The shared DNA of the modules, if you care to know

Analog circuit, digital control
Basic analog processing blocks are brought to life with flexible digital signals.

Shared IO
A set of programmable controls, inputs, and outputs provides the foundation for each module.

Replaceable skin
Swap the faceplate and flash new firmware over USB to transform the module into one of its family members.

Via comes in a few different packages

Built by Starling
Fully assembled and tested modules are available from Starling and authorized distributors.

Built by you
DIY kits with pre-populated surface mount components are available, along with open source software.

Built by a computer
All modules are available as Rack plugins on a pay-what-you-can basis.

Modules & Demo:

Friday, March 08, 2019

Moog One Day + Switched On Events during SXSW

via Switched On

March 11th - Moog One Day - In Store Giveaways - All Day

March 12th - Eventide - In Store Demo 2pm

March 14th - Empress - In Store Demo

March 15th - Red Light Radio - In Store Broadcast

March 15th - Switched On Presents: Marcos Cabral, Pleasure Jams, Haulm, and Jaguar @ Plush 8pm

March 16th - Synthesis Technology - In Store Demo

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Teenage Engineering In-store Event Sunday Night at Switched-On Austin

via Switched On

Teenage Engineering In-store event on Sunday night!

Come watch their crew w/ Tom Dixon perform live with their new gear and have a beer with us!

This is an opportunity to play alongside TE - There will be OP-Z’s, OP-1’s, Pocket Operators, aaaaaand their upcoming Modular 400!!!!!! ....for onlookers to jump on and we also encourage people to bring their TE devices to jump in and play alongside.

2/24/19 from 6-7pm @ Switched On

One extra pic minus the labels so you can see the OP-Z taco. :)

Nice Minimoog mug as well!

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Switched-ON Modular Meet 7pm-11pm / February 22nd

via Switched-ON Austin

Austin Modular Academy & Switched On Present:

Modular Meet Up!

7pm-11pm / February 22nd


Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Rex the Dog Live Modular Performance Coming to Switched-On Austin

RSVP here

"Rex The Dog makes and performs music with analogue electronics and a self-built Modular Synthesiser.
He carries this precious machinery around the world, bringing his idiosyncratic sounds to packed crowds at the best clubs, festivals and parties. In the last 18 months this has included everywhere from Berlin’s hallowed Panorama Bar, to an intimate pop up gig in a Barcelona record store. Rex has released on Kompakt Records since his first EP ‘Prototype’ in 2004, as well as Kitsuné and Southern Fried. Recent releases have included the acclaimed ‘Sicko’ and ‘Teufelsberg’, earning him the support of his DJ colleagues including Jennifer Cardini, Roman Flügel, Jackmaster and Kölsch. As well as his original material, Rex has released selected remixes for the likes of Depeche Mode, Me Me Me and Moby.

His next EP ‘Crasher’ will come on Kompakt on 4th May 2018."

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

4K Switched On Walk-Through May 2018

Published on May 29, 2018 Switched On

"A quick jaunt through the store and shop of Switched On in Austin Texas. We are a full retail and service center for all things synthesizer. We update our web-store daily with vintage synthesizers, effects, and pro-audio equipment. ***Learning to use our new camera*** :):):)

All music courtesy of Curved Light."


P.S. You'll find Switched On's new banner on the right. Glad to have them back on the site! :)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Switched On Presents: Daedelus & Using Modular Synthesizers Live

Published on Aug 18, 2018 Switched On

"Daedelus stopped by Switched On Austin to talk about his new Eurorack rig and how it has changed the way he performs live."

Monday, June 15, 2015

Modular Wild Visits NMASS 2015/Trash Audio Synth Meet 15

Published on Jun 15, 2015 Modular Wild

"A short video walkthrough of the Trash Audio Synth Meet hosted by the New Media and Art Sound Summit by Church of the Friendly Ghost. Special thanks to The Church of the Friendly Ghost,Trash Audio,Bleep Labs, Delptronics, The Harvestman, I/O Music Technology, LZX Industries, Make Noise, Noise Engineering, Super Synthesis, Switched On Electronics, WMD and all the Musical Artists in attendance."

More pics here.

Cool business cards from the harvestman.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer Exhibit Ends This Month

via The Bob Moog Foundation:

"Switched-On: The Birth of the Moog Synthesizer, comes to a close this month after a successful year-long run at The History Center in Tompkins County in Ithaca, New York. The exhibit celebrates the seminal creation of Moog modular synthesizer over 50 years ago. On Saturday, May 16, 2015, a week before what would be Moog’s 81st birthday, The History Center and the Bob Moog Foundation will honor Moog’s life and legacy through the Bob Moog Birthday Bash, which will include a day of performances, discussions and presentations by notable musicians and Moog experts.

The celebration begins with a special screening of the Moog documentary at Cinemapolis in downtown Ithaca at 5pm on Friday, May 15th. Trevor Pinch, co-author of Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer, will introduce the film. Michelle Moog–Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation will lead a questions and answer session afterward.

The following day The History Center will host several presentations featuring unique insiders’ perspectives including those by: Roger Luther, former General Manager of Moog Music in Williamsville, NY and creator of; Michelle Moog-Koussa and Herb Deutsch, who will host a listening party exploring the 84 minute audio letter that Moog sent to Deutsch in 1964 with the prototype of the Moog synthesizer; and legendary producer and technician, Malcolm Cecil, co-founder of TONTOs Expanding Band and co-producer of four early Stevie Wonder albums. Sean Michaels, author of Us Conductors, a novel based on the life of Leon Theremin, will round out the day of presentations.

Nighttime musical performances include Electric Golem featuring Shueh-Li Ong on theremin and Malcolm Cecil on synthesizer, followed by Mother Mallard with legendary Moog synthesist David Borden, and concluding with a performance by Herb Deutsch.

Birthday Bash attendees will also be able to partake in the featured exhibit, which closes at the end of that day.

A complete listing of happenings as part of Bob Moog’s Birthday Bash, can be found at and on The History Center in Tompkins County’s Facebook page."

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Bleep Labs workshop at Switched On this Sunday

"The Rad-Fi Delay +

Come build your own analog + digital noise beast this Sunday, July 13th, at Switched On.

More info, video, and sign-up details here.

No previous experience is necessary. This series is for all ages and experience levels. All workshops are stand alone.

Space is limited so sign up soon!"

Tuesday, June 03, 2014


via Switched On

"Switched On is excited to announce that we have moved to a new location, just minutes away from our current one. So on June 7th, 2014 were going to start this new location off with a bang, zap, zzrrp, thup, click, and some sequenced basslines. Thing will get started around 6pm after our normal business hours.

Here is the event on Facebook

Switched On's new location will be:
AUSTIN, TX 78702

Officiating our new location will be the world class DJ crew...

All vinyl DJ sets. 100% Gold. Master selectors of electronic jams.

Switched On will be holding a raffle with very attractive prizes for those with synth lust. Show up early and stay late. We will be giving away 3 special items that you will just have to come enter to find out what they are.

Yamaha CS-80
Fairlight CMI
EMS VSC3 "Putney"
Many more new and legendary pieces of musical technology will be available.

The new shop will better integrate our retail and repair departments, allowing us to better serve our customers' needs. We want to thank our customers and friends for helping us to grow and expand this synthesizer dream. The new Switched On location is going to expand our horizons greatly. This means new inventory, a more sophisticated repair center, and the return of classes and workshops.

Our party will be catered by our new neighbors and friends the Counter Culture Cafe.

Libations To Be Announced..... :) "

Monday, April 14, 2014

Switched On Walk-Through - April, 14 2014

Published on Apr 14, 2014 Switched On·54 videos

"In this video you are hearing the lovely sounds of the Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano with some added reverb."

Thursday, March 13, 2014



3/15 @ Elysium - 7PM
705 Red River Street, Austin
Featuring Gary Numan, Trust, EMA, Empress Of, Feathers, & Silk Rodeo

3/15 @ Austin Convention Center - 3:30PM
Creativity in Music Marketing

Moog Music hits SXSW at Elysium on Saturday, March 15th at 7pm for an official showcase co-presented with Switched On, the Austin-based synth dream store and artist destination spot. Electronic and industrial music pioneer Gary Numan has been recognized as a brilliant musical innovator by a diverse array of the world's greatest artists - from Prince to Lady Gaga, The Foo Fighters and Nine Inch Nails. While Numan's unique, pioneering style continues to connect, he has never stopped trying to innovate and his latest album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind), is evidence of this desire to never stand still. The SXSW showcases led by Numan will be joined by Trust, EMA, Empress Of, Feathers, and Silk Rodeo.

The showcase is a spotlight event for Moog before shifting into high gear for Moogfest, the 5 day, 5 night festival taking place in Asheville, NC April 23 - 27 dedicated to the synthesis of technology art and music. Moogfest will feature musical appearances including landmark performances by 70+ artists, led by Kraftwerk 3D, Pet Shop Boys, M.I.A., CHIC feautring Nile Rodgers, Flying Lotus, and Dillion Francis. Daytime programming features mind-expanding conversation, experimentation and collaboration for creative and technology professionals by some of the world's preeminent thought leaders such as David X. Cohen, Giorgio Moroder, Nick Zinner, and Dan Deacon.

Emmy Parker, Brand Director for Moog Music and Moogfest, joins the Creativity in Music Marketing panel on Saturday, March 15th in the Austin Convention Center at 3:30pm with moderator Eric Welles Nystrom, label manager at Luaka Bop, and Will Hermes, contributing editor at Rolling Stone, to discuss new and creative ways to market music and delving into a few of the most successful campaigns from the past year.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Switched On Modular Meet-Up & Birthday Party!!!

via Switched On Facebook

"Switched On is turning 4 years old!!! The years have been flying by and we have had some excellent times.

To celebrate we want to host a synth meet-up for a night of patching, talking synths, tunes, and good times.

We invite you to bring your modular synth of any format or era. Don't worry if you don't have a modular. Anyone and any synth is welcome! Interesting effects, controllers, or computer aided workflows are also encouraged.

We are going to bring some of our personal setups and items from the store as well.

If you are a manufacturer, maker, do it your selfer, hacker, bender, tweaker: Please bring something you have created!

NOTE: We will have some keyboard stands, tables, headphones, and mixers BUT please bring what you can to setup. Headphones are required!

Show off a patch, talk technique, talk about your favorite new module, check out some other new modules, enjoy a fine beverage or 4, and get to know other people and devices.

This will all be happening at 2400 E. Caesar Chavez in the building with the sweet "Nice n' Clean" mural with a lowrider on it. It is also directly across from Counter Culture Cafe.

We are going to get a keg of beer. Type TBA.
Catering by Counter Culture.

Check our new, used, and vintage inventory:

More details TBA!"

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hyperbubble - A Synthesizer for Christmas

Hyperbubble - A Synthesizer for Christmas from Ambar Navarro on Vimeo.

"Animated/Directed by Ambar Navarro
Music by Hyperbubble

Additional Animation by
Julian Petschek
Tempe Hale
Quique Rivera Rivera
Isabela Dos Santos
Tomas Christian

Post-Prod done by Julian Petschek

Shot at BE∆RD H∆US


via Druc Drac Sertyle on The MATRIXSYNTH Lounge & Leslie Rollins on Facebook

Update in via Chad: "The video features the Calarts Black Serge and a cameo by Switched On's website!"

Friday, September 13, 2013

Switched On Walk-Through feat. LinnDrum LM-1

Published on Sep 13, 2013 Switched On·50 videos

"Shop with us online:

A walk through of our store front in Austin, TX to allow you (the viewer) to quickly glance at some of our inventory.

This week your hearing some in house recordings of the original LinnDrum LM-1, Roland TR-606, Make Noise Rene, and the new Delptronics Thunderclap.

If you see anything you would like to know more about please feel free to e-mail us at:
or Call us: (512) 782-8806 Noon-6pm (Central Standard Time)

Switched On buys, sells, repairs and restores all manners of musical, used, and vintage.

Like us on Facebook:

Follow us on Twitter:"

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