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    The Dark Energy III is based on the 2 version with its triangle core VCO and the 12 dB multimode filter. These were the essential distinctions from the original model. The current differences in version III are mainly in an improved circuit design. The VCO now needs no warm-up time, has a larger frequency range and an additional triangle wave. The two LFOs each have a reset input, also ADSR envelope has been improved. In addition, many access points for DIY modifications are accessible internally. These include VCO outputs (triangle, sawtooth, rectangle), hardsync, soft sync, linear FM, VCF outputs (TP / HP / BP), ADSR output and A / D / S / R CV inputs, as well as LFO outputs (triangle, square ) The multi-mode filter was explicitly not changed.
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    Following the announcement of MiniBrute 2, Arturia have also revealed an exciting new sequencer variant: the MiniBrute 2S. This is the second of three new products which will all be available at stores from March 2018. MiniBrute 2S is a sophisticated analog monosynth sharing the signal creation, sound shaping power, and modular capabilities also found in the newly announced MiniBrute 2. It replaces its keyboard with a set of performance pads as well as an advanced, intuitive and addictive, triple-layer sequencer with space to save up to 64 sequences, and the ability to chain them together to create flowing performances. Its multiple layers not only let you create melodic sequences, but also create extra levels of parameter automation to really make your music come alive. Perfectly geared toward the modern musician, MiniBrute 2S is a synth that promises to bring every element of your creative environment together, and unleash the true potential of modularity. As the keyboard-based version MiniBrute 2, MiniBrute 2S features semi-modular architecture, giving users the chance to rework its internal signal routing by patching into its comprehensive CV/Gate patch bay. The MiniBrute 2S can also take a commanding role in your modular setup, letting you use external modules to affect its sound, or send signals or sequences from the MiniBrute 2S to your Eurorack modules. Arturia’s latest small-but-mighty monosynths are the successors to their debut analog instrument, the MiniBrute. The first incarnation was released in 2012, and turned the industry on its head, offering a unique, affordable analog synth experience with attitude. The MiniBrute 2S features many of the amazing features that made its predecessor a must-have instrument, including mixable waveforms, the acidic Steiner-Parker filter, and the chaotic Brute Factor. MiniBrute 2S also features the all-new Arturia Link, an exciting innovation that will help unify and democratize your creative environment. Taking the vast sound design potential of MiniBrute 2 and supercharging it with an advanced, triple-layered step sequencer. Combining Arturia’s legacy of joyful, intuitive sequencers with attitude-packed synthesis, and expanding into the blooming world of Eurorack modular with a comprehensive mod matrix patchbay, MiniBrute 2S will give your music the Brute Factor™. Pure synth power Despite its power, MiniBrute 2S’s massive synth potential remains accessible and fun to use. Thanks to its analog, semi-modular architecture, you have hands-on control of every parameter, so you can oscillators, ride your filters, sync your LFOs, and control your envelopes on the fly to create a sound that’s unique yours, bound only by your imagination. Rewire its DNA Open up exciting new possibilities by patching in signals from your modular collection to alter MiniBrute 2S’s sound, or patch signals out to your modular to sequence or shape them from MiniBrute 2S’s myriad controls. With this synth at your command, your creative workspace will become an experimental sound laboratory. Step in line Not only does MiniBrute 2S feature an awesomely powerful, triple-layered step sequencer and multi-mode arpeggiator, it’s also decked out with high quality, pressure and velocity sensitive performance pads. MiniBrute 2S perfectly suits adventurous electronic musicians who feel comfortable dropping the traditional keyboard for a more contemporary interface.
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    The Moog Modular IIp was built as a moderately complex instrument that filled the place for Electronic Music Classes and/or in a recording studio.
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    Duo_ is a Modular Synth with portable case, compact design and pure analog sound. No pre-connection and a 80-patchbay jacks you can basically create everything, but the charm are the complex patches for extremely unusual modulations, clicks, bleeps & laboratory sound, anyway is possible make fat bass lines, leads or the characteristic retro sound of Vintage Synths. Itīs a friendly start in the world of modulars, but also is a good complement to your system!
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    The Evolver series marked Dave’s Smith’s triumphant return to hardware synths and still sets the standard for sheer sonic ferocity. The Poly Evolver Keyboard features a plethora of Dave’s best ideas packed into a monstrously powerful instrument with 4-voice polyphony and a sound like no other. An analog/digital hybrid, the four-voice Poly Evolver Keyboard features four oscillators per voice—two analog and two digital (the digital oscillators feature the waves from the legendary Prophet VS). Classic Curtis analog low-pass filters and real analog VCAs add ample warmth and girth to the analog section while the digital high-pass filter, tuned feedback, and digital distortion provide sizzle and grit. But what really sets the Poly Evolver Keyboard apart is the way in which the analog and digital sides of its personality mesh—the digital processing doesn’t simply add effects at the end of the signal chain, but is tightly integrated with the analog electronics in a true stereo signal path with tuned feedback, distortion, bit crushing, and synced delays. It can also process external audio and has separate stereo outputs for each voice. Massive doesn’t even begin to describe its sound. Imagine being able to move effortlessly from thick analog smoothness to crisp digital edge—or anywhere in between—and you begin to get the picture. The LFOs, step sequencer, and three separate delays can all be synced for complex, evolving, rhythmic, time-based effects in true stereo. It’s a sound designer’s dream that can go from ultra creamy to ultra aggressive with the turn of a knob. If you need convincing, just listen to the demos. FEATURES Each voice is a complete Evolver with four oscillators per voice, two analog and two digital. True stereo signal path with separate Curtis analog low-pass filters in each channel for each voice. Each voice has its own independent effects (feedback, delay, distortion, high-pass filter, etc.). Highly accessible sound control for easy, intuitive operation: 78 knobs and 58 switches. Clocked, pulsing blue LEDs and hardwood end-panels. Each voice has an independent 16 x 4 step sequencer. Everything (sequencer, LFOs, and delay) syncs perfectly to MIDI. In Program mode, all four voices play the same sound. In Combo mode, voices can be allocated however desired: stack all 4 for a huge unison sound, split or layer the keyboard in any configuration, and/or play one or all sequences at the same time. Each voice can respond to a different MIDI channel. Each voice has its own stereo output in addition to the mix and headphones outputs. Stereo audio input that can be routed to any or all of the voices, enabling parallel audio processing of external stereo or mono signals. The output of one voice can be routed to the input of another for interesting double-processing effects.
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    UPIC (Unité Polyagogique Informatique CEMAMu) is a computerised musical composition tool, devised by the composer Iannis Xenakis. It was developed at the Centre d'Etudes de Mathématique et Automatique Musicales (CEMAMu) in Paris, and was completed in 1977. Xenakis used it on his subsequent piece Mycènes Alpha (1978), and it has been used by composers such as Jean-Claude Risset (on Saxatile (1992)), François-Bernard Mâche (Hypérion (1981), Nocturne (1981), Tithon (1989), Moires (1994), Canopée (2003)), Takehito Shimazu (Illusions in Desolate Fields (1994)), Mari King, and Curtis Roads. Aphex Twin talked about it in an interview Physically, the UPIC is a digitising tablet linked to a computer, which has a vector display. Its functionality is similar to that of the later Fairlight CMI, in that the user draws waveforms and volume envelopes on the tablet, which are rendered by the computer. Once the waveforms have been stored, the user can compose with them by drawing "compositions" on the tablet, with the X-axis representing time, and the Y-axis representing pitch. The compositions can be stretched in duration from a few seconds to an hour. They can also be transposed, reversed, inverted, and subject to a number of algorithmic transformations. The system allows for real time performance by moving the stylus across the tablet. There were a couple of attempts to reproduce the UPIC system using commodity hardware, for instance Iannix and HighC. IanniX, which has been sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture, is a graphical open-source sequencer which syncs via Open Sound Control events and curves to a real-time environment (like Pure Data, SuperCollider, Csound, MaxMSP, openFrameworks, vvvv…). For its part, HighC is currently used as a pedagogical tool in classes ranging from early teens to Master classes in composition, while some contemporary composers, such as George Hatzimichelakis have made it part of their toolset.
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    The Thought Box TB22++ is a 22-space synthesizer with 3 oscillators, a Q960 Moog-style sequencer, and an incredible array of modules in a rugged, fold-able cabinet. The folding cabinet is built like a tank and includes cable storage and a fold-out cable holder. TB22++ includes a power supply and a generous complement of color-coded, low-profile patch cables. Yes, you can close the system without removing your patch. TB22++'s folding enclosure offers a brushed-aluminium handle. Turn the sleeves on the ends of the handle to unlatch and unfold the system in one easy step. At the bottom of the enclosure is a channel holding the power supply along with storage for the patch cables. The channel's cover unfolds into a cable holder. Module functions include: MIDI converter, arpeggiator, slew-limiter/portamento, three oscillators each with EG and VCA, gate math, sample & hold, noise with low-pass filter, sine/square LFO, dual envelope generator, state variable filter with VC resonance, 4-channel mixer with signal processing, VCA with panning, tuner and headphone amplifier, 8x16 step sequencer with trigger I/O, sequential switch, 3-channel quantizer. Use TB22++ with any MIDI source such as a MIDI keyboard or a computer, or play it with the controls. The two Box11 cabinets provide 4 groups of multiples and the Q175A module provides multiples for pitch and gate. Folding enclosure with rugged hardware and a built-in power system. Goes anywhere. Low-profile, color-coded patch cables included. See more about these. The TB22++ is a Moog-Unit (MU) format synthesizer using 1/4" patch cables (included). Modules 1) Q174 MIDI Interface 1) Q175A MIDI Interface Aid with Arpeggiator, Portamento, Mults 3) Q167 Oscillator (VCO/LFO) with EGs and VCA 1) Q107A Filter (VCF) 1) Q114 Mixer++ 4-Channel and Signal Processing 1) Q157 SH++ Sample&Hold, LFO, Noise, Divider, Slew Limiter, Decay EG 1) Q148 Amplifier (VCA) 1) Q131 Blank-Single 1) Q173 Gate Math 1) Q179 Single/dual Envelopes with 4-Step Sequencer 1) Q960 Moog-Style Sequencer 1) Q962 Moog-Style Sequential Switch 1) Q171 3-Channel Quantizer Cabinetry 1) Folding 22-space TB22++ cabinet with fold-out cable holder and latching handle system, 2 Box11 frames, internal power harnesses and inter-cabinet power cable. Power 1) QPS6 Power Supply for 22-spaces, universal IEC input
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    Fusion Drone System is here for those, who want to explore the dark territories of the sound, where only few have stepped in. Vacuum tube based Erica Synths Fusion Series modules are the basis of the system, while Black Modulator and Black Envelope Generator add plenty of modulation and noise generation possibilities. 43 patchpoints for extensive experiments in sound design, all analogue signal and CV path to create the drones of massive power. Want solid bassline with great 1V/oct tracking? Use CV/Gate sequencer or keyboard and you have it! Erica Synths Fusion Drone System brings distinct and powerful sound into eurorack. Fusion Drone System includes: 1 x Fusion VCO 1 x Fusion Ringmodulator v2 1 x Fusion VCF v2 1 x Black Modulator 1 x Black 8-Multi 1 x Fusion VCA v2 1 x Black EG 1 x Fusion Delay/Flanger/Vintage Ensemble 1 x 104HP One Row Skiff case 20 x patch cables
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    Electronic Music Studios first commercial product the VCS3 also known as The Putney is a portable synthesizer introduced in 1969.It was housed in a solid Afromosia cabinet housed the following modules interconnected by means of a matrix patchboard. The VCS3 was more or less the first portable commercially available synthesizer—portable in the sense that the VCS 3 was housed entirely in a small, wooden case, unlike previous machines from American manufacturers such as Moog Music, ARP and Buchla which were housed in large cabinets and were known to take up entire rooms.
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    The SYNTHI has a great variety of applications and it can be connected to many different kinds of electrical devices. It was designed with the following applications in mind. As a live performance instrument, connected to power amplifiers, generating its own sounds and modifying sounds from microphones. guitars. etc. As the main unit of an electronic music studio; one SYNTHI and two tape-recorders provide a flexible small studio, to which other devices can be added without difficulty. As a teaching aid the SYNTHI can demonstrate most acoustics phenomena very easily. It can be operated without risk by students, and can be used with any convenient indicating or recording device. The great flexibility of the SYNTHI comes from its basic design- unlike a television set or tape-recorder, in which the components are permanently connected to perform a specific function, the SYNTHI has about a dozen different devices which you connect together according to your particular need. The examples given in this Manual are intended to help you "get the feel" of the SYNTH!, and cover only a tiny fraction of its capabilities. In order to use the SYNTHI intelligently, it is necessary to understand what the devices do, and how several devices may be connected to work in combination. In this section the general ideas will be explained, and in the sections following these ideas will be applied to examples that you can try on the SYNTHI. The VCS3 and the SYNTHI A are very similar electrically. most of the differences being in the external design. The DK Keyboard has a similar finish to the VCS3 and the SYNTHI Keyboard is housed in a case matching the SYNTHI A for convenient transportation. The Keyboards are similar in concept but differ slightly in their controls: both are explained in It is possible to use the SYNTHI by itself, but you will probably want to use it as the basic unit of a more complex system. The SYNTHI is easily connected to almost all microphones, amplifiers, electric musical instruments and tape-recorders, and in addition there are special purpose peripherals made by E.M.S. Devices in the SYNTHI are of three basic kinds. First there is the source, or generator; this produces a signal without requiring an input, and so we represent it diagrammatically with an arrow coming out of a box. The SYNTHI has three Oscillators and a Noise Generator as its primary sources — the filter becomes a source when it is made to oscillate. and the Trapezoid output from the Envelope Shaper is also a source. The next kind of device is a treatment or process. This modifies one or more signals that are put into it. and we represent it diagrammati-cally as a box with arrows going into it and an arrow coming out of it: The Filter, Envelope Shaper. Ring Modulator, Reverberation Unit, and Amplifiers are all treat-ments on the SYNTHI. It is sometimes convenient to think of the Input Amplifiers as a "source" to the SYNTHI, but strictly they are treatments of the signal provided by a microphone, tape-recorders, etc. The third kind of device is an output device, and is the ultimate destination of the signal. Many device can be connected, such as power amplifiers, tape-recorders, other synthesizers, light-shows, etc All of these devices can be controlled by the knobs on the front of the SYNTHI. It is also possible to operate the controls electrically, and it is this fact which makes the SYNTHI so flexible. The devices themselves can turn the knobs, as it were. The SYNTHI does not distinguish Signal Voltages and Control Voltages, but a is important that you do. Typically Control Voltages are of lower frequency than Signal Voltages. It is not possible to hear sounds of frequencies lower than about 25Hz (Hz means ''oscillations per second") but a Control Voltage might be at a frequency of 8Hz (for a vibrato effect). or 1 oscillation per minute (for a slow fade). or 0Hz (i.e. constant) for a pitch determined from the keyboard. Sounds are made by connecting the devices together. In order to listen to an oscillator. we connect it to an amplifier and a loudspeaker. Although this is a very simple circuit (it requires only one pin on the patchboard of the SYNTHI) it is already capable of providing any audible pitch at a wide range of intensities —using manual control. since the Control Inputs are not connected yet.
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    The EMS Synthi A, first available in May 1971, and then in March 1972 a version of it with a built-in keyboard and sequencer, the EMS Synthi AKS, a portable modular analog synthesizer made by EMS of England. Most notable for its patch pin matrix, its functions, and internal design are similar to the VCS 3 synthesizer, also made by EMS. EMS is still run by Robin Wood in Cornwall, and in addition to continuing to build and sell new units, the company repairs and refurbishes EMS equipment. The Synthi AKS has been used extensively by Brian Eno in his art rock and ambient albums. He particularly made prominent use of its signal-chain editing capability in order to add color to his own voice as well as Robert Fripp and Phil Manzanera's guitar work. His early band, Roxy Music, supposedly requested that he join them after watching him tinker with the Synthi AKS for only a few minutes. When launched in 1972, the Synthi AKS retailed for around £450. There was an optional three octave (37 note) DK1 monophonic keyboard available for it, later the DK2 (Dynamic Keyboard 2) was available, this allowed independent control of two Oscillators, thus enabling the player to play two notes together. As with the VCS3, a Synthi AKS was worth considerably more than its original price by the late 1970s. The first 30 Synthi AKs featured a black and silver Touch pad, Spin-and-touch random note selector and an unplayable resistive touch sensitive keyboard. This was replaced by the familiar blue capacitive touch sensitive keyboard with integrated sequencer.
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    Arturia Origin Desktop Synthesizer
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    Technics SX-WSA1R
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    The Shuttle: the Endorphin.es performance modular synthesizer. It is the result of 5 years of intense development—module after module was put together neatly to finally create an instrument in a class of it’s own a set of well selected devices for musicians to imagine music and bring it to life in the most pleasant way. With the Shuttle you obtain 5 Endorphin.es modules in a 84HP frap.tools PLUS case with handmade Endorphin.es signature silkscreen printing, a PSU, a set of cables and a carrying bag. The whole SHUTTLE is around 43-44 cm long—the approximate size allowed in almost every airliner to ensure safe traveling with your instrument. Portable power adapters ensure the use of instrument in any part of the world—no matter of the voltages coming from the power receptacle. The SHUTTLE panel is secured in the case with Befaco Knurlies for ultra-fast access of the backside of the modules for trimming the parameters of some modules, for setting jumpers (stereo/mono channels) on the Cockpit or installing the rich-in-timbres Strong-Zero VCO core. ‘Modular’ means flexibility in the first place—that’s one of the main reasons musicians like it. The Shuttle system may be used as an independent modular instrument, as well as it may be mounted into another case of your choice, or even to be disassembled into a separate single modules • The Endorphin.es SHUTTLE is a unique performance instrument containing 5 Eurorack modules in one single 84HP face plate • Shuttle Control (SC)—16 channel USB->MIDI->CV interface with almost infinite possibilities interpreting MIDI events into analogue control voltages—including CV/Gate, random or noise generators, MIDI or tap-clocks, utility LFOs and envelopes • Furthrrrrr Generator (FG)—dual triangle-core VCO with a waveshaper • Grand Terminal (GT)—dual voltage controlled gate with 8 resonant filter modes (ladder, diode, lpg, state variable, comb) • Dual envelope generators (voltage controlled) with looping/AD/ASR with arbitrary voltage to control slope shapes: from EXP to LIN to LOG without stretching the length of a certain slope (GT) • Cabin Pressure audio FX processor with 8 selected effects (GT) • Cockpit (CP)—4 stereo channel mixer with sidechain ducking • Gateway (GW)—dual 1+1 utility mixer and auto-tuners to scale, offset and invert voltages
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    Maplin ETI 4600 Synthesizer
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    FSOL Digitana SX-1 Synthi Expander
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    Elka Rhapsody 610
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    Erica Synths Black Classic System
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    GRP Synthesizer A4
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    Modal Electronics 008 8-Voice Analog Synthesizer
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    Clavia Nord Rack 2 Virtual Analog
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    Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Desktop
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    Waldorf Microwave II
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    Waldorf Microwave XT
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    Synton Fenix II Modular Voltage Controlled Synthesizer
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    Waldorf Blofeld Synthesizer Desktop
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    The Sub 37 Tribute's new features include Duo Mode, which allows oscillator 1 and oscillator 2 to be played independantly, programmable arpeggiator/step sequencer, two modulation busses with assignable source and destination options, access to 256 presets, and a 37-note velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch. A fully featured mixer section contains dedicated controls and mutes for each sound source, as well as a level control for External audio input and Feedback - which feeds the output of the filter directly back to the input of the mixer. Also included are the powerful DAHDSR envelopes from the Sub Phatty with panel control of each extended function. * Tribute edition includes Bob Moog signature panel, Wood sides, and Aluminum extrusion ** The Sub 37 Tribute is a limited edition analog synthesizer created in honor of Moog Music founder Dr Robert Moog, his passion for education, and his love of music. For every Sub 37 Tribute sold, Moog Music will donate a portion of the proceeds to Asheville Area School Music Programs.
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    Moog Model 15 Synthesizer
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    The Generalmusic S3 Turbo Series Music Processor is an instrument conceived and developed with the most up-to date technology to guarantee a high degree of reliability and durability. The name “Music Processor” describes the instrument’s ability to handle the complete, creative process, starting from sound synthesis right down to the registration of multitimbral songs and the complete control of the entire MIDI setup. The S3 Turbo Music Processor is a digital synthesizer workstation with 6 MB of sampled waveforms as the basis for the oscillators which are processed through two variable filters and a programmable envelope. The S3 Turbo Music Processor came standard with 2 MB of sample ram and with the new Turbo feature, it allowed sample data to be loaded directly into the S3 from floppy disk without having to be converted on a computer first. Other new features added were 2000 sounds up from the original 1600 plus 100 Performances. The S3 Turbo retains all the great features from the original models like 209 waves in rom and two 12db variable filters that could also be set to act as one 24db variable filter. The keyboard still has Aftertouch and Velocity. With it's multiple sliders and buttons, plus two sets of MIDI jacks, make the S3 Turbo a great MIDI Master Keyboard Controller.
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    GeneralMusic S3 Music Processor
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    Arturia MatrixBrute
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    Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 6 Desktop
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    Access Virus C Desktop