Macbeth Studio Systems micromac-d

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    Description
    The micromac is a full scale integrated analogue synthesizer in a very compact space. there are two units to be made available. The micromac-d is aimed at those who wish to take a synthesizer into the live performance domain. The micromac-d is housed in a compact desktop unit coming with an extra two lfos and a sophisticated midi/glide/lfo control section- allowing the unit to be used in many situations where it may be the only analogue instrument in use.

    The highest priority was to design a synthesizer that would have not one oscillator, or even two- but three voltage controlled oscillators. key was to have more than the standard sawtooth and square waveforms available- but also to employ triangle waveforms and sine waveforms. it was also also deemed very important that the oscillators would have their own voltage control inputs and separate audio outputs to integrate with other modular synthesizers. another very important audio component was the inclusion of a noise generator. any full-scale synthesizer must have dual envelope generators. the first eg is key to sweeping the filter- but a separate eg is also very important to shape the final output or voltage controlled amplifier section.

    Oscillators as sound generators are very important for audio but they are extremely important for control and modulation effects- and this is why the third oscillator can double as an audio frequency modulator as well as a low frequency oscillator. Looking at many previous designs of voltage controlled filters from the past, Macbeth designed a filter that uses the very same parts as used on vintage equipment. the result is a bold, resonant filter capable of a very deep bass end a fantastic for lead solo work. From experience, parts selection is also key to the overall sound of a synth- many now work with surface mount technology- not the micromacs- they use the same kind of through hole part technology associated with the powerful synths of old! if the micromac sounds like old school gear- you know why!
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 3
    Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Sub Oscillator, Triangle, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO, Sync Hard
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO
    LFO Parameters: Noise
    LFO Notes::
    Oscillator 3 is used as an LFO
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 1
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Controls: Pedal - Filter, Knobs, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Switches
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Audio Output Count: 1
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
    CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out
    Production
    Year Released: 2012
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.macbethstudiosystems.com
    Pricing
    Retail Street Price: $2,599 - convert
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