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About 4ms Company :



4ms Company's mission is to make music better by designing and building innovative musical instruments. We aim to inspire new ideas and change the way you create music.


Far from traditional instruments or clones of classic circuits, our devices include poly-rhythmic clock modules that create evolving complex mathematical beat patterns, resonator filters that cast pop music into micro-tonal keys, a chaos generator that confounds attempts to make the same sound twice, a morphing oscillator that can create wavetables from live audio, and many more innovative devices. All our designs are original, high-quality and tweaked to perfection.


We also offer DIY kits, and publish many of our designs as open-source projects.


4ms Company regularly donates to the Synth Library at S1 Portland to make artists residencies possible. The Synth Library in Portland brings artists from around the world and provides hands-on access to synthesizers and dj equipment for people of all experience levels, including many workshops for female-identified and non-binary people.



Where we are now :



In our workshop along the banks of the Wilammette in northeast Portland, OR, we can be found assembling modules, designing circuits, and making music. All our products are built and tested by hand.
1996

In 1996, Dan Green founded an innovative effect pedal company named 3ms Pedals near Chicago.
1998

In 1998 the company moved to St. Louis, MO, and began producing table-top noise devices as well as effect pedals for experimental musicians.
2002

In 2002, we changed our name to 4ms Company (d/b/a 4ms Pedals).
2006

In 2006 we created our first digital meta-instrument: the Bend Matrix, a 4x8 dynamic routing matrix, automatic circuit-bender, and octophonic mixer.
2009

In 2009, we moved to Austin, Texas, when we began designing Eurorack modules.
2012

In 2012 we moved to beautiful Portland, Oregon, where we currently have our studio in the west coast nexus of synthesizer makers.
2016

In 2016 and again in 2017 we won Electronic Musician's Module of the Year!
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