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Gearnews December Raffle 2021 Malevolent Synth

Win a Malevolent hybrid analogue synthesizer worth €589!  ·  Source: PWM


Update: The raffle is closed and the lucky winner has been notified. Check your inbox!


One of the gear highlights of 2021 was without doubt PWM’s new Malevolent analogue synthesizer. When it burst onto the scene at Superbooth 2021, we were suitably impressed by its character, features and affordability. Now we’re excited to give away one in our Gearnews December Raffle!

Malevolent Analogue Synthesizer by PWM

Malvolent is one of those synths that, when you hear about it for the first time, it just pulls you in. It’s an intriguing mix of analogue and digital, desktop and performance, modular and non-modular. 2 VCOs are on offer with saw, triangle and pulse outputs as well as a mix output, shape control, 2 FM inputs and individual mixing. A 2-pole multimode VCF with modulation inputs is on hand, too, as well as two envelopes and an LFO. Now add in a total of 19 inputs and 19 outputs and you have a extremely adaptable synthesizer.

PWM Malevolent

PWM Malevolent

The 32 velocity-sensitive mini-keys are independent of the analogue circuit. The arp has 6 types, latch and up to 6 octaves. The joystick gives you some pitch bend, portamento and vibrato for spontaneous play. And it’s designed to be portable, being bus powered, although solid with enough physical heft to give the feel of a well-made synth.

Sonically, Malevolent has lots of personality. There’s plenty of bite and attitude here, and you can prod it to gurgle, spit and hiss. But this analogue monophonic synth can also do smooth, subtle textures. Robin was so impressed by the Malevolent that he included it in his end-of-year Best Synths 2021 list.

Gearnews December Raffle: Win a PWM Malevolent Synthesizer

How do you win one of these? Just drop us a comment below this post or the Facebook or Instagram posts announcing the Raffle before Saturday 25 December at 23:59:59 CET, we’ll draw a lucky winner.

Terms and Conditions

Participation is, of course, free of charge.

The minimum age for participation is 14 years. Participation is only allowed once – attempted multiple entries per competition automatically lead to disqualification. This raffle is for a Malevolent Synthesizer.

To enter, participants are asked to leave a comment below this post, or under the Instagram or Facebook post for this raffle. A jury will pick a comment at random and the lucky winner will be notified by the Gearnews team. Employees of, the participating companies and their family members are excluded from participating in the competition.

Your data will only be stored within the framework of this competition and will not be passed on to third parties. Legal recourse is excluded and no cash alternatives to the prizes are offered. The prizes are not transferable. The prize for this raffle encompasses a Malevolent Synthesizer by PWM and runs from Monday, 20.12.2021 to Saturday, 25 December 2021 (23:59:59 hrs CET). All comments received after this date are invalid.

By participating (submitting a comment) you confirm your acceptance of these conditions. Good luck!

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142 responses to “Gearnews December Raffle #4: Malevolent Synth (Closed)”

  1. Alan says:

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Simon Oxblod says:

    Yes! Wow! Didn’t know this synth existed!

  3. Johannes says:

    Merry Christmas everyone indeed!

  4. George says:

    All good, the synth looks and sounds nice.

  5. Maurizio Baggio says:

    Malevolent Xmas everyone! let the monosynthesis be with you….well hopefully it’ll be with me 😉

  6. Konstantin says:

    Again a great pick. Very cool

  7. Elaine says:

    Merry Christmas [3]!

  8. Maximilian Kaufman says:

    A very merry synth Christmas

  9. Daniel Englisch says:

    Would awesome to let this cool little quirky beast interact with my modular 🙂 Merry Christmas everyone!

  10. Robert says:

    This could be the best christmas ever, Merry Christmas

  11. Chris says:

    Looks really cool. Great prize!

  12. Oskar says:

    Niice, good luck everyone.

  13. Hendrik says:

    Count me in 🙂

  14. Bogdan says:

    I’d like to tame it. 🙂

  15. Peter Bos says:

    This synth represents my Christmas spirit!

  16. Y says:

    I check this site almost everyday, thanks for the effort you folks put it. Also this synth is looking mighty interesting! Merry Christmas to all 😀

  17. Tor says:

    Blip blop!

  18. Luis Rodriguez says:

    This is a great looking synth, good luck to everyone

  19. Mariusz says:

    Thank you!

  20. Ben Wilson says:

    Merry Christmas Everyone! Whoever wins will be in love

  21. Jaz says:

    What a beast synth

  22. Rajmund says:

    Merry Xmas Everyone!

  23. B.Tenow says:

    Merry Christmas and good luck to all.. This is a coooool synth.. Would fit me perfectly..

  24. Samuel Barnes says:

    A very merry christmas! What an awesome looking little synth.

  25. Chiel says:

    yes please

  26. sergio badilla says:

    I love the sound and size, very nice .

  27. Andres Rodriguez says:

    I hope to win, I need it

  28. Jeremy says:

    that looks awesome!

  29. RP de Prey says:

    Pretty amazing raffle – Happy Xmas Gearnews

  30. Pete Lincoln says:

    That would be an amazing win at the end of another covid troubled year.

  31. Willie Ray Lewis says:

    Ready to put this under my tree!

  32. Daniel Latis says:

    This is awesome! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  33. AF says:

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  34. Adrian Wong says:

    This looks interesting!

  35. Ludwig says:

    Wish you all a merry christmas!

  36. Niklas says:

    Merry Christmas!

  37. Johan Ingman says:

    This might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship

  38. SRS says:

    Speechless! What a giveaway!

  39. Gregg Crowley says:

    Merry Christmas!

  40. Luke says:

    Count me in! 😀

  41. Daniel says:

    This thing is speaking to me.

  42. Al F says:

    Nice sound, not a fan of the minikeys.

  43. bsm says:


  44. Ian Riley says:

    Fingers crossed!

  45. Merry chrysler everyone!

  46. Art says:

    small Grinch synth with malevolent behavior

  47. RommyT says:

    Love it 🙂

  48. Anton says:

    Never thought of using a synth to make music. but why not give it a try? I’m in!

  49. Dan says:

    I love it

  50. Sam says:

    Would love to have this sweet synth, have been eyeing it since Superbooth! Lovely little thing!

  51. George van Olffen says:

    Best wishes for you all! Really would like to work with this synthesizer!

  52. Gabriel says:

    Mini monster.

  53. many machines says:

    yes please! merry xmas

  54. Simon Pegler says:

    Malevolent sounds snazzy! Would love to win one! Happy merry jolly Christmas!

  55. Rob W says:

    A bit weird to be hoping for some malevolence for Christmas, but this synth looks awesome – I’m in!

  56. Mad K says:

    Lets go!

  57. Malleteo says:

    A merry christmas everyone!

  58. A.M. says:

    awesome synth!

  59. Dawson Zinza says:


  60. donald barcelo says:

    mal…merry christmas 🙂

  61. Johnny says:

    Feliz Navidad! Thanks a bunch!

  62. Locke says:

    Id love to have som of finns awesome circuitry for my he setup. Way mpre interesting then grandmother

  63. André Fonseca says:

    Mary Christ Mass!

  64. SKYWVY says:

    Merry Christmas and a Malevolent New Year!

  65. Jose silva says:

    At random it is…

  66. Claudio Pallone says:

    Me win for once ? Merry Christmas!

  67. Patrick Whited says:

    Good Luck Everyone!

  68. Mirko Adami says:

    this is my xmas comment.

  69. Michael Perkins says:

    OK, Good one! Merry Christmas!

  70. JM says:

    Little known fact; Santa plays synths in a NIN tribute band called The Malevolents

    Happy Christmas 🎄

  71. Natsuko Fujimura says:

    Analog is better, my perfect christmas gift

  72. Robz says:

    Me would love a sinister monosynth for Christmas! Hohohoho!

  73. Vlad O says:

    Happy holidays yall!

  74. Johan says:

    Merry Christmas and good luck to everyone!

  75. Johan says:

    God Jul (merry christmas) from Sweden!

  76. CBD Audio says:

    Hey GearNews, please make my Christmas!

  77. ASBM says:

    ’tis the season for fancy synths!

  78. Lech says:

    Random Comment from Random Person wishing not-so-random gift 🙂

  79. Alexis Nurminen says:

    Merry christmas and good luck every one!

  80. Peter says:

    Bah humbug!!!

  81. Harvey Hembree says:

    Wow! Beasty little guy, I need it. For experiments.

  82. A3C says:

    please Santa. when I’ve been asked what I wanted for my birthday I asked for synths, but I’ve got a bag for keeping slippers. I asked for controllers, I’ve got a wallet.

  83. Al says:

    Happy birthday, happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanzaa, my doods.

  84. Christopher says:

    Merry Christmas! This year I wish for a new monosynth!

  85. Derek says:

    Here’s to hoping!

  86. james wooster says:

    I have taken my blood and signed my name on a contract with the devil, that I may someday own one of these unearthly machines. The choirs of heaven and hell will sing with me.

  87. P. Meyer Higgins says:

    Ooh, fab! I’d love it (pls).

  88. Loren Hinger says:

    Merry xmas fellow gear warriors!

  89. mono says:

    Oh I’ve had my eye on this guy since the original coverage. I’d love to win it.

  90. Loris Solimeo says:

    Never have i seen such a cool combination between Classic Synth and Modular Synth! What an beautiful synth this is!

  91. Damian Szpiłyk says:

    Good Luck!

  92. Allie says:

    I am afraid of this synthesizer, which is a good thing

  93. Russell Chaplin says:

    Merry Christmas everyone

  94. JP says:

    Literally Malevolent

  95. This synth sounds incredible! I hope they start shipping to the USA soon.

  96. Lucas Sprague-Coyle says:

    Love this synth!

  97. Patrick Mattingly says:

    Loving the green on the synth!

  98. kay says:

    Wish me Luck 😂

  99. marc hellner says:

    Looks really cool!

  100. Franck Prince says:

    Wow, love it!

  101. Bill Smith says:

    Happy Holidays and good luck to all! Stay safe and keep making music!

  102. Ab says:

    Ah yeah I wanted to try this one 🙂

  103. Andrew Dodds says:

    would go lovely with all the socks ill be getting this Christmas

  104. Jay says:

    raffle raffle raffle

  105. Greg says:

    The highlight of Superbooth, I think!

  106. Francois Bonet says:

    Not sure what I’ll do with a synth… but I’ll take it…

  107. DANIEL CRANE says:

    Yes please!

  108. Steven says:

    This thing looks awesome!

  109. Jeffrey Lebron says:

    Lets goooo!!! Happy Holidays!

  110. Andras says:

    Merry Christmas and Good Luck to all! 🍀🍀🍀

  111. Dave says:

    Good luck, everyone !

  112. Wolfgang says:

    I’ll pick the coloured patch cords currently decorating the Christmas tree – and start playing . . .
    Peaceful Christmas to all in these harsh times !

  113. Daniel says:

    Happy Holidays everyone! It´s mine! I need it.

  114. victor ugalde says:

    please and thank you! this gift would be the best for this blue christmas 2021 I already had.

  115. found jim says:

    yes please!

  116. Dale Somer says:

    Merry Christmas and happy synthing to the winner!

  117. Tony says:

    Pulse Girth Modulation?

  118. Kevin Sutherland says:

    cool piece of kit

  119. Roman says:

    Avesome, Merry X-Mas

  120. Bob says:

    This would make my Christmas, and my year! Zapper!

  121. Tiago says:

    Thumbs up!

  122. Alex Du Plessis says:

    I hope Santa doesn’t remember how bad I was this year!

  123. Pierre says:

    Merry Christmas !!

  124. Aidan Petersen says:

    Haha I hope I win, I check this site for synth news more often than I should lol

  125. Steve B says:

    You will need a big stocking for that, but Santa will sort it! Good luck ! One of us will win it!

  126. lairyboy says:

    Woooahhh awesom raffle. Fingers crossed for a win!! Thanks Gearnews for an interesting, entertaining and engaging 2021. Merry Christmas everyone!

  127. Jan Krofta says:

    Sounds like interesting analog and of course very interesting raffle…

  128. Anthony Caruso says:

    Synthy Synthmas everyone!

  129. Anthony Gapsevic says:

    Very cool synth and very cool company! looking forward to seeing what the future holds for them!

  130. Jay says:

    Cool Synth!! Merry Christmas and Good Luck to All!

  131. Karl says:

    Looks like a lot of fun. Merry Christmas

  132. Jose Antonio Hermo Serans says:

    Come on! 🙂

  133. L says:

    Santa please

  134. Terry Hiscock says:


  135. Martin says:

    That thing looks amazing!

  136. Il says:

    Happy Holidays!

  137. Jason says:

    Seems like a really cool cool board. Throwing my name in the hat!

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