The Electro-Harmonix EH-0400 Mini-Synthesizer: A surprising little synth with a big sound. 

Recently Craig bought an EH Mini-Synthesiser and after we gave it a service and check out we had a good play with it through a studio monitor system. We were surprised at just how good this little box can sound. It is limited in what it can do, it’s little touch keyboard is somewhat squirrelly and the bottom panel is made of cardboard but it has a huge bottom end and it’s dual filter and odd control layout, it’s quirks and limitations actually add up to some really unique sounds that other mono synths just can’t duplicate. It is one of many examples of the wonderful synthesizer legacy of designer David Cockerell.

Elecro-Harmonix has released a Mini-Synthesizer iPad app so it seemed like a good time to take a look inside the real thing to see if we can discover why it sounds like it does. It’s a few seconds work to remove the bottom panel to expose the insides, here’s what we found… As always, click on the photos for a closer view.

The retro and very cool front panel.

Electro Harmonix Mini-Synthesizer keyboard