Make Noise
0-Coast Desktop Modular Synth

Item: N13-5227

0-Coast Desktop Modular Synth
0-Coast Desktop Modular Synth 0-Coast Desktop Modular Synth 0-Coast Desktop Modular Synth 0-Coast Desktop Modular Synth 0-Coast Desktop Modular Synth

Make Noise 0-Coast (No Coast)

The 0-Coast from Make Noise, (sometimes called the no-coast), is a new standalone modular synth, that can be integrated into a eurorack system, or left by itself as a desktop unit. It implements synthesis styles from both the "east" coast style, (in the tradition of western music), and the "west coast," (more abstract, less traditional, focus on experimentation), providing one of the most versatile full systems on the market. It has a classic oscillator, but attached is two waveshaping circuits, providing both subtractive-friendly waveshapes, as well as additive-friendly waveshapes. There are two envelopes, one reminiscent of the east coast style, being an A(D)SR-staged envelope, with the other being a loopable Rise-Fall envelope commonly used in Buchla and Serge systems. There is a tap-tempo clock, and random stepped output for modulation and synchronization. The 0-Coast can also function with no patch cables, with an internal routing system that provides the classic VCO - Timbral control - VCA + Envelope patch for easy plug and play capabilities.

Make Noise No Coast Features

  • 2 Channels of MIDI to CV and MIDI to Gate
  • Dual mode MIDI Controlled Arpeggiator
  • Sync to MIDI Clock
  • Compatible w/ Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Signals
  • Patchable w/ 13 Sources and 14 Destinations
  • Triangle Core Analog VCO
  • Uncommon Timbral Animation using OVERTONE & MULTIPLY
  • Unique Transistor Based Low Pass Gate DYNAMICS
  • Voltage Control of all circuits
  • External Audio Input for combining w/ outside sounds
  • Headphone and Line Level Amplifier
  • Small Rugged Steel Enclosure

Downloads: Make Noise 0-Coast Manual

Make Noise 0-Coast Videos

For this patch, the Arturia Beatstep Pro is the main controller for the 0-Coast. Sequencer 1 is controlling the pitch of the Oscillator. The corresponding gate output of that sequencer is also triggering the main envelope creating a slightly percussive sequence. For more rhythmic variation, the second Sequencer from the Beatstep Pro is used as a gate generator. Although this could easily be done with one of the 8 tracks of trigger sequencing, it was implemented with just the on/off switches and gate out of the second sequencer. That gate is patched into the second envelope, which is opening and closing the Multiply control. The interplay between the actual sequence and the timbral sequence creates a complex groove that can be adjusted via the Beatstep Pro's step on/off switches. The 0-Coast is then fed thru an Eventide H9 for some reverb and subtle delay.

Live performance by Bana Haffar on the Make Noise 0-Coast at the Los Angeles launch party at Perfect Circuit Audio.

Eric "Rodent" Cheslak performs live on the Make Noise 0-Coast.

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  • Standalone Unit
  • Power: TBA

Customer Reviews

Best modular synth under $500? Review by SawTeeth
I got a chance to spend some time with the Make Noise No-Coast at NAMM 2016. This little guy sounds amazing for a single voice synthesizer. At a price that's about 10X cheaper than a Make Noise Shared System, it makes the perfect entry point into modular synthesis. Can't wait to get mine and start patching this into the rest of my modular setup. I have a feeling I'm going to want a second one as soon as I get the first. :) (Posted on 6/6/16)

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