Crea8audio East Beast Semi-Modular Synthesizer In-Depth Demo

Superbooth 2022: The latest Molten Music Technology video takes an in-depth look at the new East Beast monophonic semi-modular synthesizer.

Topics covered:

Intro and demos – 0:00
Closer look – 10:29
Oscillator waveforms – 12:46
Filter – 14:36
Envelope – 16:07
ARP and Sequencer – 17:45
Wave and filter randomisation – 22:27
Multifunction feature – 25:00
Conclusion – 34:06
Outtro – 39:22

The East Beast, a collaboration between Cre8audio and Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers, is a new semi-modular desktop synthesizer and Eurorack module.


  • East coast style subtractive monophonic synthesize
  • Controllable via MIDI, CV, and integrated button keyboard
  • Fully patchable – use East Beast’s components as separate modules with external devices or reroute its internal patching. It’s like having 9 individual modules (Oscillator, filter, envelope, VCA, LFO, multi-mod tool, sequencer, MIDI to CV converter, and button keyboard).
  • 32 step sequencer with up to 13 presets
  • Generative sequencing mode
  • Clock-synced arpeggiator
  • Step sequencer can be manipulated & transposed via MIDI and the integrated button keyboard
  • Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizer developed 100% analog oscillator
  • Oscillator waveforms – sine, triangle, saw, square, and pitched noise – Waveforms can be combined
  • Oscillator includes pulse-width modulation (PWM) and frequency modulation (FM)
  • Variable state, multi-mode PGH “No-Dead-Spots” filter (lowpass, bandpass, highpass, modes can be combined)
  • Analog envelope generator
  • Integrated VCA
  • Dual-range analog LFO with triangle wave output
  • Digital multi-mod tool – modulation control via CV, random generator, and extra LFO and envelope generator
  • Internal clock with tap tempo and can be clocked via an external source.
  • Built-in clock divider
  • Can be used standalone in its included case or removed and used as a eurorack format module
  • Specifications for when used as a eurorack module
  • Width when used as a module = 40hp
  • Depth when used as a module = 25mm
  • 213mA power draw when running +12V rail
  • 151mA power draw when running -12V
  • Input voltage range of oscillator = 0-10V

Pricing and Availability:

East Beast is available to pre-order now, with a street price of $249.99 / €249.99.