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Jomox AlphaBase Analog Drum Synthesizer

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It's true analogue. Eleven instruments, sequencer, Midi/USB/SD-Card. Samples. Sampling inputs, balanced individual outputs.

Although it may appear similar to the classics XBASE 09, 999 and 888, the ALPHA BASE has an entirely new design under the hood. We have put in the concentrated know-how of the Jomox drum machines and of our synths of the past 20 years. We have simplified some things, but also added new components or have combined them new. The outcome is the best sounding and most versatile drum machine that Jomox has ever built.

11 Instruments:

Kick Drum, MBrane, Cl HiHat, Op HiHat, Clap, Rim Shot, Crash, Ride, X Sample 1, X Sample 2, FM Synth.
Real analog Jomox kick drum.

Real analog Jomox MBrane voice with 2 coupleable F-OSC for complex analog snare, percussion, bass and tom sounds ranging from 16Hz to 20kHz.

2 sample based instruments with analog VCA ADSR envelope and/or HH filter, optionally with metallic noise mixed as extra sound source. The HH filter is 2-pole, HP/LP/Res each separated parameters, peakable but not oscillating.

4 sample based instruments with analog VCA ADSR envelope and/or resonating multimode filter (LP, HP, BP) with ADSR envelope, optionally with metallic noise mixed as extra sound source. The multimode filter can be used as a signal generator in order to generate analog toms or sticks etc.

2 sample based instruments with external sampling input and pure digital playback.

1 FM synth with 4 operators and max. 6 voices for percussive sounds.

Effects delay, reverb with send per instrument, also insertable into analog signal path on CH, OH, Clp, Rim, Ride.

LFOs: per instrument one LFO (MBrane 2 LFOs) with 64 wave forms, each assignable on pitch, VCA, filter cutoff.

250 samples 16 Bit/48kHz in internal flash memory.

SD card slot for loading of samples.

USB (Midi Device).

Midi In, Midi Out, Midi Thru.

DIN sync out 2x integrated in the jacks Midi Out or Midi Thru.

Inputs: stereo in for sampling, FX or sidechain. Both inputs are Hi-Z and suitable for guitar/bass or work up to line level +20dBu.

Outputs: 8 individual balanced outputs, stereo mix balanced, headphones.

Output Level: max. ca.+14dBu unbalanced, +20dBu balanced on all outputs.

18 encoders

Input Volume, Phones Volume and Mix Volume are analog potentiometers.

LCD display 2x24 characters.

12V 2A DC external power supply.

Stable metal case.

Wood side cheeks, rubber feet.

Size: 41cm (16.1") x 24cm (9.5") x 8cm (3.2") (back side).


Type: Analog
Sound Engine: Frequency Modulation, Sampling, Subtractive
Sounds Per Pad
Sounds Per Pad: 1
Sources: Samples, Synthesizer
Sampling: 16 bit, 48 kHz
Sampling Notes: + 250 samples 16 Bit/48kHz in internal flash memory + SD card slot for loading of samples
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 11
Timbrality: 11
Tuning: Standard
Patterns User: 1
Storage: SD Card
+Effects delay, reverb with send per instrument
Case: Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Knobs
Display Type: LCD, Backlit
Display Count H: 24
Display Count V: 2
Dimensions (WxDxH): 41cm x 24cm x 8cm
Weight: 3.3kg
MIDI / Sync / Trigger
Audio Outputs: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 12
Inputs: 2 X 1/4" HI-Z Inputs
CV Ports: DIN
Power: 12 v
Retail: 1699.00 €
Released: TBA

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Company Product Sites:
[+] www.jomox.de
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