MACBETH M5 Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

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“This is the Original M5 with the black & orange colour scheme, as used for the later version ARP 2600.

Note that whilst it looks like a later model Rev.3 ARP2600, the M5’s sound is both Moog and Oberheim inspired.

The original ARP 2600 (Blue Meanie model) that many/most claim sounds best of the 2600’s, stole the Moog filter design of course, hence epoxy sealed units,

MacBeth M3X SN 1064

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“Mint condition, the legendary mono synth from Ken MacBeth… built like a tank, amazing sound, perfect pots.”

MacBeth M5N 65 Pound Analog Synthesizer

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65 pound synth.

“”An extremely rare chance to bid on a MacBeth M5N (less than 100 ever made) semi modular synthesiser designed by Ken MacBeth. This is the latest version of the M5 with the modded envelopes which are a lot “snappier” and the filters have been modded to improve S/N. Otherwise the M5N is just a new paintjob and and new slider caps. The sound of the MacBeth is

MacBeth Elements Silver

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“Sounds amazing and perfectly functional. Excellent condition except minor discoloration of the patina on the touch activated keyboard, which occurs naturally from playing.”

MacBeth M5 Semi-modular Synthesizer

Published on Oct 23, 2019 wedream2

“Demo of oscillator cross modulation using ‘Double LPF Triple Saw Wave Lead’ patch, and Dual LFO modulation + VCO 3 in low freq mode using “Dual Pulsars” patch. M5 is inspired by the ARP 2600, but sounds more like a Moog Modular Synth.”


Published on Sep 21, 2019 Caspar Hesselager

“Improvisation on Macbeth Elements EL2 synthesizer using Strymon Timeline in looper-mode. No post processing.”

MacBeth Elements 2 – rare black, only 30 made

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“A rare opportunity is here

My knee surgeon did not want to be paid in gear, so …

Here is a MacBeth Elements 2. One of only about 30 made in the black and gold styling.

For those of you that know, this is one of those special synths that sound unlike anything else on the planet.

For those of you that don’t know, here’s a quick feature rundown:
3 VCOs, a voltage-controlled

Macbeth M5 Repair

Published on Sep 14, 2019 wedream2

“After 14 years of frustration, I decided to attempt a fix of 2 non-functioning slider potentiometers on my M5. The problem turned out to be poor solder connections rather than with the slider pots themselves. Perhaps these pics will help others perform similar repair/maintenance on a synth that never came with an owner’s manual, nor service manual &

T.Raumschmiere and FucKETy BuCkEty live @SUPERBOOTH19

Published on Sep 4, 2019 Superbooth Official

“Like last year, T.Raumschmiere and FucKETy BuCkEty played a concert at Superbooth together. FucKETy BuCkEty’s Ken MacBeth is an instrument maker, he develops analog synths and modules for Scotland’s MacBeth Studio Systems – his own brand. T.Raumschmiere is the solo project of Shitkatapult label boss Marco Haas. He plays concerts worldwide and worked


Published on Aug 27, 2019 Caspar Hesselager

“Improvisation on Arvo Pärt’s theme from ‘Variationen zur Gesundnung von Arinuschka’ played on Macbeth Elements EL2 synthesizer.

Original piece (Gianluca Casioli):…”