Welcome to the new site!

Welcome to our cool new site! Don’t touch that, the paint’s not dry yet. What can we show you first? Okay, well: we’re responsive now, so you can read us on your phone or tablet. We have MongoMoney which you can earn in several ways and which redeems for hard cash off purchases. (It’s seriously cool.) We have new instruments (hurrah!). VAT invoices are now provided as standard. We’re SSL and https secure. And we’ve switched all our prices to…

The Mirage project starts here…

This is really exciting. The lovely people over at Syntaur have agreed to license us the original Ensoniq Mirage factory soundset in all its 8-bit glory, and we’re right now in the process of sampling each and every patch into Kontakt. To do this we’re using the same workflow we developed for the Emulator II UOS libraries – which is to say, we’re sampling every note of every patch, chromatically, and often at multiple velocity levels as well, all from our much-loved…

Good news from the lab

We’ve had so many gremlins and web issues and general disaster over the past few days, we thought it was worth putting up some Good News instead. So here goes: The website is fixed! Hurrah! California Keys is half price until the end of May! Hurrah again! Mongo is certified parasite-free and is back at work! Hurrah! SH Poly is off the lab bench and into its patch creation phase, so not long to wait there. Double hurrah! Thank you.…

Website issues: please read!

Hi folks, We just updated our eCommerce package and, hurrah, it’s spawned a whole load of irritating issues. Most of them were ‘behind the scenes’, and most we’ve managed now to fix, but there are at least two that are still persistent and which we’re relying on the eCommerce tech support guys to cure, since it’s their bugs that are causing the issues. They are: The User Area > My Account page has gone blank and is useless. The Emulator II…

Mongo stomps on gremlins

Yep, we’ve finally tracked down the 500 errors that have been plaguing the site, and killed them off. (We sincerely hope.) Thanks for your patience if you’ve been clicking around and kept hitting blank pages. Talking of bugs, we once had an actual bug crawl out of a rackmount sampler which had just arrived from America. We’re still not sure who was most surprised, us or the stinkbug itself. It went straight back into the floppy disk slot and we…

IMPORTANT: We got troubles, man

Some scumbag broke into the lab while we were trick-or-treating (Mongo doesn’t need a costume, of course) and nicked our laptop 🙁 Luckily, none of the synths are harmed (though a few are a bit traumatised)… but because this was the laptop we used for running the website and dealing with emails, we’re now struggling to make do until a replacement arrives: I’m typing this on the creaking mainframe that’s tethered to our audio system, which is a bit daft.…

Write a review, maybe you win a thing

That’s it really. Write a review of something you’ve bought from us and we’ll drag your name kicking and screaming out of Mongo’s hat on the 1st of November and give you a thing for free. Maybe. Or maybe not. You’ll have to wait and see, won’t you? 😀

Rhythmic Robot – now on KontaktHub and KVR!

We’re broadening our sales strategy! (Gosh, that sounds almost like we know what we’re doing or something. Don’t be fooled.) Anyhoo, from now on, Rhythmic Robot instruments will be showing up on two other websites besides our own: KontaktHub and KVR. You may wonder why we’re bothering. Basically, it’s to reach customers who might otherwise never hear of us, so although we take a bit of a hit in terms of paying commission to the host sites, we (hopefully) end up on the…

Coming soon… but can you handle it?

We rather think you might not be able to. Check out the demo at about 4mins for some of the filthiest speaker-shredding viciousness ever to emerge from a bunch of tubes and wires. We utterly love this thing, it’s insane… Expect this to land like a malfunctioning Soviet spy satellite crashing in your back yard sometime in the next few weeks. You may want to stock up on earplugs…

PatchVault – more coming soon!

Well, Silencio continues to sell and sell. (Seriously, guys, stop downloading Silencio!) Meanwhile, we’ve got our next batch of PatchVault instruments on the lab workbench and very nearly ready to ship. These are taken from the Korg PolySix and include both factory soundbanks – one was supplied on tape as an alternate set, but we’ve managed to get hold of it too 🙂 Should be ready in the next couple of weeks, so watch this space… In other news –…

PatchVault – what do YOU think?

Hi folks, We want to run something past you to see what you reckon. We now have quite a collection of cool hardware lurking in the lab – everything from a Jupiter 6 through some antique Korg goodies to shiny little DXs begging for attention. And all of them make awesome noises. Now, most of our instruments are firmly geared to giving you a ton of control. They’re basically fully-fledged synths that you can tweak and program and get thoroughly creative…