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Star Industries Synare 3

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Description
Noted for its 'flying saucer' appearance, the Synare 3 , this was the first affordable model for most musicians. As well as the ability to be run on batteries, The model featured 2 oscillators with no variable waveforms, a white-noise generator, as well as a sweep function, which could be used up or down to achieve a descending 'booming' sound which was used extensively in disco records of the era. Oscillator 1 was the noise generator with a 'tune' function. The amplifier section had volume, attack, and decay controls. This model also had a low-pass filter with cutoff, resonance and decay controls and was manufactured from 1977 to 1982.

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Specifications
Type: Analog
Sound Engine: Subtractive
Sounds Per Pad
Sounds Per Pad: 1
Sources: Synthesizer
Filters: Low Pass, Resonance
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono
Storage
Patterns User: 1
Case
Case: Desktop
Controls: Pads, Knobs, Switches
MIDI / Sync / Trigger
Audio Outputs: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Audio Output Count: 1
Power: 2 x 9 volt batteries
Used: $485
Production
Released: 1977
Used By
Devo, The Cars, Ultravox, Joy Division, The Cure, Depeche Mode
Design Notes:

The Synare was a series of electronic drums made by Star Instruments in the mid-1970s through the 1980s. The Synare was a drum synthesizer, meaning that it was essentially a synthesizer, but instead of being controlled by a keyboard, it was triggered by hitting rubber pads which were pressure-sensitive.
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