The Dirty Electronics Sonar 20th Anniversary Synth is an ultra minimal pocket-sized synth, black finished with silver-plated etched Sonar logo. The synth has a 20-step sequencer to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Sonar (one step for each year). The instrument comes with pre-written sequenced patterns that can be either listened to in their own right or ‘played’ (mashed-up, parts of the sequence looped, tempo changed, noise and feedback added, etc.). The synth is played by running fingers across the letters of the Sonar logo and is designed for headphone listening or line out. Bit bashing meets analogue noise and crumpled grooves.
All sounds from the Sonar 20th Anniversary Synth with some edits and processing.
Music Dirty Electronics
Video Stu Smith
Art direction and performance Alexandra Moon-Age
Sonar 20th Anniversary Synth John Richards, Jim Frize and Stu Smith