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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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: 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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