Randy Jones—musician/DJ/instrument builder/former owner of Orac Records/genius—heads Madrona Labs, which manufactures "hardware and software for electronic music." The Seattle company is relatively young, but it has a great reputation among the Northwest's elite producers (and Robert Henke, aka Monolake). Earlier this month, Madrona released the Kaivo 1.0, "a semi-modular software synthesizer that combines two powerful ways of making sound: granular synthesis and physical modeling." You can read more about it and download the demo here; check out what sort of emissions the synths can create here.