Welcome to the Laboratory! Please mind the apparatus. And don’t worry about the smell – that’s just Mongo. This is where we develop our home-brew kit: throbbing valves from ages past, fizzing transistors, and arcing electrical hardware – sampled in all their glowing glory, and rebuilt into synths with real character.
The Powerhouse Synths have programming depth and sonic scope that matches or exceeds hardware; versatile, comprehensive and powerful, these can give you endless hours of fun. The Niche Machines have simpler interfaces but unique signature sounds that can be quickly and easily tweaked to dial up a sound with a specific character. Take a listen!
Jennings Mk 2
Four-oscillator valve-based waveform synthesiser
EII Synthulator£25.00 plus VAT
The Emulator II reborn as S&S synthesiser
Poly 770£25.00 plus VAT
Hybrid poly-analogue monster synth!
Shortwave£25.00 plus VAT
Embrace the airwaves
Loopscape£25.00 plus VAT
Evolving tape loop-based soundscape generator
Loopscape Vinyl£25.00 plus VAT
Infinite loop synthesiser based on real vinyl recordings
Grit Kit£25.00 plus VAT
Classic sounds from classic samplers: the ultimate vintage-toned drum synthesiser
Tubes & Wires£15.00 plus VAT
A classic analogue polysynth sampled from vintage valve signal generators
Crank£20.00 plus VAT
A unique electro-acoustic hybrid synthesiser using hand-cranked oscillators
Drifter£30.00 plus VAT
The ultimate pad synthesiser
Uproar£20.00 plus VAT
Unique distortion-based analogue synthesiser
Cloud Chamber£15.00 plus VAT
Harness the wind power!
Platter£16.00 plus VAT
Timewarped Optigan / String Synth hybrid!
SpaceMan£20.00 plus VAT
Spring Reverb-based sound design machine
Spark Gap£16.00 plus VAT
The 1920s voltage-driven perpetual resonator
A timewarped, battered, electrically-compromised tonewheel-based soundscape machine!
Bad Bad Lead£3.00 plus VAT
Valve-based lead. More pain, more gain…
Bad Bad Bass£3.00 plus VAT
Valve-based bass. Don’t make it angry…
Drawbar 350£6.00 plus VAT
A unique drawbar organ created from the overheated transistors of the enormous Stylophone 350S
StyloSynth£5.00 plus VAT
A neat little analogue polysynth… built from Stylophones!