We first saw this little beauty at the beginning of the year at the NAMM show in Anaheim. Make Noise have announced that the 0-Coast is shipping now so if you’ve pre-ordered you can expect something fabulous about to arrive on your doorstep.
Not East coast or West coast but 0-Coast
The 0-Coast mixes techniques from both the Moog (East Coast) and Buchla (West Coast) blends of synthesis but doesn’t favour either and so considers itself implementing “no coast synthesis”. The 0-Coast is a single voice patchable synthesizer that can work with or without patch cables. This makes it very much at home on its own or as part of a larger modular setup. Simply plug in a MIDI controller and off you go.
Alternatively get busy with the patch cables and take a more methodical approach to your sound generation. There are 13 sources and 14 destinations on offer, all signal compatible with Eurorack modular systems.
Other features include 2 channel MIDI to CV/Gate and MIDI sync; a dual mode MIDI controlled arpeggiator; triangle core analogue VCO; Overtone and Multiply timbral animators; transistor based low pass gate dynamics.
The look of the unit is very engaging. Make Noise have a certain future/retro style which is slightly unruly. LEDs are scattered about the place, there’s no symmetry or particular logic to the layout which gives it a sense of fun uncommon in the serious world of modular synthesis. However, if you get stuck into the demonstration video (below) you’ll soon find that they mean business.
The 0-Coast single voice patchable synthesizer is available now for $499 or £430 inc VAT.
More information can be found on the Make Noise 0-Coast product page.