4ms Company creates innovative Eurorack synthesizer modules, DIY kits, and effect pedals. All of our gear is designed and built at our Portland studio by our small and passionate team of experienced engineers, musicians, and artists.
1010music LLC was founded in 2016 and provides innovative digital music solutions. We are the creators of blackbox, which topped musicradar’s list of best new drum machines and samplers of 2019, and the popular bitbox touchscreen samplers for eurorack
Acid Rain Technology
Acid Rain Technology is a manufacturer of music hardware out of Seattle, WA. We believe hardware instruments enable a unique connection between human and machine, and seek to improve this interaction through interface design for maximum playability.
After Later Audio
After Later Audio is a boutique Eurorack company based in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. We offer original modular synthesizers that focus on patch programmability and offer classic open source designs. We have products for everyone from the casual synthesist to the professional audio engineer.
AI Synthesis makes Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Modules and Kits for the beginning DIY adventurer. AI Synthesis gives you the tools you need to build your own analog modular eurorack system.
ALM / Busy Circuits, is a UK-based audio electronics company that produces innovative, useful devices for working with sound.
Our aim is to build products that foster creativity through engaging, playful experiences. We combine past influences with modern concepts and possibilities, to allow space for new ways of working and ideas to flourish.
Our customers include; musicians, producers, sound designers and artists, working from bedrooms through to world leading recording studios. To all, we endeavour to provide excellent customer service, ongoing product updates and instructive, helpful content across social platforms.
ALM / Busy Circuits products are manufactured in the UK with an emphasis on build quality, attention to detail, best ethics and responsible sourcing. We make a conscious effort to donate a portion of profits to charitable causes we believe in.
Ashun Sound Machines
ASM is about creating musical instruments that empower musicians to unleash their creativity and expressiveness. Design, ease of use, quality of sound, fun factors are at the core of our products.
Bjooks is a boutique publishing company founded and run by author, designer, and musician Kim Bjørn with a team of dedicated co-authors, editors, and researchers. The first book, PUSH TURN MOVE, was published in 2017. This was followed by PATCH & TWEAK in 2018, which has since been referred to as the 'Bible of Modular Synthesis’; PEDAL CRUSH - Stompbox Effects for Creative Music Making in 2019; PATCH & TWEAK with Moog in 2020; and SYNTH GEMS 1 in 2021. The mission of Bjooks is to create exciting titles about music technology, artists, and makers, in order to document, inspire and explore the world of music creation.
We make musically intelligent hardware to make your synths come alive, while you twist the knobs and jam!
Elektron creates innovative and magnificent electronic musical instruments and devices, widely acclaimed for their stellar sound and immense creativity-unlocking potential. Formed in 1998, the company has its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a subsidiary in Los Angeles, USA.
Five12's distinctive approach to music composition incorporates step sequencing, generative algorithms, parameter modulation and chance operations within a structured but flexible workflow that encourages experimentation and improvisation. Five12 has been developing this approach to music making for over a decade with the software program Numerology for Mac OS X, and also in the Eurorack modular format with the Vector Sequencer.
Industrial Music Electronics
IME was founded in 2007 by Scott Jaeger (b. 1981, Redmond, WA, USA) and is the exclusive outlet for his music instrument design work. The IRON CURTAIN ELECTRONICS series is created in collaboration with Vladimir Kuzmin (b. 1953, Vladivostok, RSFSR), and consists of modular releases of his work on the famous Polivoks synthesizer and more.
IME instruments are suitable for realtime low art enforcement. They provide immediate access to a musically useful way of sonic control, and they directly react to physical displacement in the form of control voltages. They don’t use narrow, menu-driven user interfaces or organ keyboards, and the arrangement of the controls is memorable. Preference is given to extreme and corrupt sonic character, but the devices are naturally able to produce most sounds due to their modular, analog/digital hybrid design.
IME formerly operated as The Harvestman Digital Audio Electronics until 2015. Products are manufactured in Portland, Oregon at Darkplace Manufacturing.
Make Noise was founded in 2008 by Tony Rolando, a self-taught electronic musical instrument designer who got started by obsessively reading amateur radio books at the public library, building electronics for artists, such as the light controlled mixer for Simon Lee's "Bus Obscura," working for Moog Music, and playing in bands for many years. After 3 years of isolation on a mountain top he founded Make Noise.
What started as a re-visioning of jettisoned music technology has grown into a crew of folks working together in Asheville, NC, to design and build some pretty strange, but thoughtful modular synthesizers. We see our instruments as a collaboration with musicians who create once in a lifetime performances that push boundaries and play the notes between the notes to discover the unfound sounds. We want our instruments to be an experience, one that will require us to change our trajectories and thereby impact the way we understand and imagine sound. Also, we think what we do is fun and we hope you like it, too.
Moffenzeef Modular is the primary creative outlet for Ross Fish, an artist who specializes in creating provocative musical desktop devices that straddle the line between being critically essential and absolutely useless.
Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. Our employee-owned company and its customers carry on the legacy of electronic musical instrument pioneer Dr. Bob Moog.
Mordax is a Eurorack modular synthesizer and associated music technology company based in Vancouver, Washington, USA.
Mystic Circuits doesn't do things like everyone else. We aim to push the boundaries of what is possible with synthesizers without getting rid of the fun and levity that makes working with synthesis so transformative. Rather than revamping old ideas, we are interested in the creation of new fundamental building blocks in synthesis.
Novation is a British company designing innovative tools for electronic music-makers. Novation specializes in designing synthesizers, grid-based and keyboard controllers and grooveboxes – technology that translates ideas into reality, channeling artistic energy to create new music.
RawYaw Media is a Seattle based eurorack manufacturer. It is a hobby project turned moonlighting endeavor by C.M.Barth from allotrope ijk.
Recovery Effects has been creating useful, original tools for musicians since 2009. We take traditional ideas and add unique functionality, so each device has a distinct, unmistakable character that can't be found anywhere else. All of our products are designed and assembled at our home workshop in Seattle, Washington.
Sonocurrent develops a growing range of distinctive, yet versatile modules for the Eurorack format, combining inspiring sonic possibilities with careful attention to ergonomics and interface design, for the most direct creative engagement between artist and instrument.
Techno Logic Synth Culture
We are a community program, promoting a simple concept: self expression through
sound. Our ethos is driven by cultivating inclusive synth culture in the Pacific Northwest.
We host communal learning events where all are welcome. There's an opportunity to jam, teach, observe, and learn in a safe space. This environment encourages collaboration, empowers people to push themselves creatively, and provides an entry point into performing electronic music.
Through our partnership with Innovation High School, we also provide support and
resources for high school students to broaden their understanding of music production, and create meaningful digital media. In this program, students get hands-on access to a wide variety of electronic instruments and audio production equipment 5 days a week.
Empowering the next generation of synthesists and electronic music artists.
Honor and embrace creative diversity.
Synthesis For All.
Waveform is a quarterly print magazine about sound synthesis and those who inhabit that world.
WMD is a manufacturer of music hardware including Modular Synthesizers, Guitar Pedals, and stand alone music instruments. Our focus is to create quality products with an emphasis on features and versatility. More than a brand or a company, we are truly a collection of artists. Each and every one of us make art or music in one way or another. We strive to make products that we would actually use in our everyday musical lives. In order to do this we run an extensive beta testing program in which potential products get put into rigs of our employees and well known artists we have grown close to over the years. They go on tour, get recorded and gigged before they hit the market ensuring a powerful, intuitive feature set and top notch build.
Yamaha is the world’s-leading music and sound company. We are committed to helping everyone progress, express and connect through music and sound. We offer innovative, finely crafted, award-winning products for your entire musical journey including pianos, synthesizers, brass instruments, woodwinds, strings, electronic keyboards, guitars, drums, professional and home audio equipment.