Superbooth 24: Body Synths Metal Fetishist, a patchable percussive Synthesizer with randomness and character

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Go wild with the Body Synths Metal Fetishist, a patchable percussive Synthesizer with a lot of character and randomness.

The new Berlin firmware Body Synths was very early this year with their Superbooth 24 news. This is already in March with the new Metal Fetishist, a patchable percussive Synthesizer. It is a bit like the Moog DFAM but wilder. 

Xavi, the founder of Body Synths, will show the Metal Fetishist at Superbooth 24 next week at booth W455. The price has also been announced. It will cost 360€+ VAT and start shipping in June 2024. So don’t forget to say hi to Xavi and its new great-sounding development. 

Body Synths Metal Fetishist Superbooth 24


Article From March 4, 2024

Superbooth 2024 is fast approaching. In just over two months, Andreas Schneider’s big Synthesizer celebration will take place again in Berlin. A lot of new releases are expected

The new synth company Body Synths will also have a booth there. What they will show is not a secret but already known. 

Body Synths Metal Fetishist

Body Synths Metal Fetishist

It will be the Metal Fetishist. The name sounds like a new metal band or a product from the guitar tech world. But don’t worry, I don’t worry, I will not cover guitars. 

Metal Fetishist is a new digital percussive Synthesizer with a small patch matrix on the edge. The engine consists of a single two-wave oscillator with pitch modulation, a white noise source, and a resonant multimode filter (LP/HP). 

For extra spice and crunch, it has a built-in digital distortion section with both downsampling and overdrive. The word digital sets the menu-diving bells ringing. Not here. The developer designed it so that it can be tweaked and patched in the analog way aka knob per function.

Body Synths Metal Fetishist


The sounds can be played manually with the big red trigger button. Alternatively, you can explore the more exciting built-in sequencer. This is, however, not a traditional one. It uses two randomness generators that output CV and triggers linked to the random step mod and random skips section.

At every trigger step of the sequence, the random step mod section creates a new modulation signal that can modify the pitch, noise, or filter cutoff. The modulation amount is fully adjustable.

With the random skips, you can control whether the current step of the sequencer will trigger. All this is tweakable on the fly with the skipping amount at every sequence step. There is one more important knob.

By default, the sequencers run in random mode. STEPS, however, is capable of locking the previously generated random step values into repeatable sequences. Lengths of 2, 4, 8, 10, 16, or 32 are available.

On the top left, Metal Fetishist has a little Eurorack-compatible 8-socket patch bay with various outputs (trigger, clock, step mod), and CV inputs (noise, cutoff, pitch, clock, and trigger). 

According to Body Synths, you can create simple kicks, harsh noise, fuzzy drones, digital glitches, and plucky microtonal melodies with it. Take a look at the sounds in the linked videos. Sounds very fat and in your face.

First Impression

The simple concepts can continue to fascinate. You don’t have to have tons of features to have fun. The demos sound very tempting. Reminds me of DFAM but more experimental and dirty.

Body Synths Metal Fetishist will be available in Spring 2024. Price TBA. The developer will also showcase it in May at Superbooth 2024. 

More information here: Body Synths

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  1. C’mon guys, that hand pointing to the big red button isn’t needed! Big red buttons scream PUSH by themselves. 🙂

  2. “C’mon guys, that hand pointing to the big red button isn’t needed! Big red buttons scream PUSH by themselves.”

    Especially since it is RED and dead center!

    Nice to see an amazingly simple synth sound so great.
    This thing sounds fun!

  3. I see the hand pointing at the trigger button as tongue in cheek fascist joke. I love it. This synth is clearly marketed towards a specific kind of consumer in mind. If this is less than $450 it’ll be an instant buy for me. It sounds and looks hard af. Obvious pairings would be a DFAM and a Quadrantid Swarm. Maybe even a Lyra-8. I’m very excited about it.

  4. Hm, after second, third listening to the videos i am not really convinced. The sound is easy monotonic, the complexity of the sample-hold rolling patterns seems to pall on soon. I mean for the price i can use for ex. old Monotribe and some cheap stuff from Behr. to reach for these sounds and still easy operating. When you consider there is probably no sampler or better recorder of the phrases? so you have one phrase going and that´s it? From my view really soon depleted little box for 429-439 EUR!?
    But on the other side with some nice expansion connection there can be some fun for a while. Understand we´re in this age of “i´m really not doing it cheap project, because the times are not cheap at all, so whtth-fg do you want stop bchinn and buy the products as Nike commandos!” 🙂 With such as SomaSum lab swindlers ,Teenage elite snobs and such in mind..still better

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