The aim of Dannysound synthesisers is to provide high quality audio design and performance. There is a focus on warm sounding, soft-clipping saturation inherent to the designs, that can make recorded tracks "sit" better in a mix.
The collection started with a basic synthesiser voice that included reworkings of some classic designs to provide added functionality or better performance where necessary. The future of the collection will focus more on original designs, however, there are also some classic modules that have been requested by users that might make their way into the line-up.
The modules are currently available as kits from Thonk.co.uk and there are plans to start making fully assembled versions in the near future.
I started playing guitar in the 80’s, when it was cool. In the 90’s I studied jazz at music college and then went on to have a glittering career playing some of the worst pubs and clubs, to absolutely no one for 5 years. Then I decided to make electronic music and before I even recorded the first note I got a record deal…they liked the idea! Recorded an album… got dropped!
Had a ton of rubbish jobs until a friend suggested university, so I got a degree in electronics with the specific goal of making musical equipment. Designed guitar effects, valve guitar amplifiers and synths; building polyphonic and monophonic complete systems for a number of years. A friend suggested I design Eurorack modules and with the help of Thonk the brand was established.
The company name was suggested by a friend also. I fixed a lot of bands gear for a while and I liked to tinker around to get the best sound possible, so the name Dannysound (Danny's sound), is what he suggested… it seemed to fit with the design philosophy, plus I had no better ideas, so that’s the name.