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MacBeth Elements Synthesizer

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:49 am
by philip


I'd like to hear your opinions about this. He mentioned about some demos on his site, but I haven't find them yet.

Re: MacBeth Elements Synthesizer

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:17 am
by Automatic Gainsay
Anything Ken does is great.

Re: MacBeth Elements Synthesizer

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:19 am
by wiss
Watching him build this from the ground up over his various social media sites was amazing.

Re: MacBeth Elements Synthesizer

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:55 pm
by seamonkey
IMO the man is a genius in the vein of someone like Bob Moog .
His passion and love for the world of synthesis comes through in his creations and when he talks about them.
I've always loved the sound his synthesizers and modules make.

This looks very interesting, and thankfully with the addition of midi, one can add a controller.

I imagine this is going to be rather expensive however.

Re: MacBeth Elements Synthesizer

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:53 pm
by Bitexion
And it'll probably cost like £5000 and noone can afford it, like the M5.

I wish they didn't have to record it right in front of a fricking WALL of doepfer modules. I kept looking over at that all the time.

Re: MacBeth Elements Synthesizer

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:37 pm
by F5D
Sounds fantastic, but yeah, for what price? Gold-plated keyboard, external spring reverb. This thing is crazy. :D

Re: MacBeth Elements Synthesizer

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:39 pm
by Bitexion
Yeah it does look and sound great. It's like a mad professor's dream. And Ken's enthusiasm is contagious.

Oh right he actually says it will cost £4000. Kind of like the M5, then.

Re: MacBeth Elements Synthesizer

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:26 pm
by pmh
Thanks for this, hadn't heard of these before now.

Great to see that the tradition of the passionate enthusiast, making innovative equipment, still remains.

The keybed reminds me of a posh EDP Wasp, which happens to be the first synth I ever had a go of. :D

Kind regards,



Phil