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Mutable Instruments Ambika Monster Hybrid Polysynth

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Description
Ambika is a monster hybrid polysynth. Its design consists of a motherboard and 6 voicecards, each of them carrying a turbocharged version of the Shruthi hybrid synthesizer (digital waveform synthesis through analog VCF/VCAs). Whether you want to use this as six monosynths, a six-voice polysynth, or anything in-between is up to you: MIDI channels/keyboard range/patches/voices are distinct concepts, allowing complex layered, split, multitimbral setups. In addition, each voice has a switched individual output.Improved sound generation engine.

Ambika offers all the delicious digital waveform synthesis algorithms (FM, vowel synthesis, wavetables?) that made the Shruthi famous, and some newcomers too: CZ-style emulation of digital filters and wave sequencing. The oscillators signal is now processed through a fuzz/distortion and a bitcrusher before being sent to the analog filters.

The modulation possibilities are immense thanks to the 4 LFOs (3 synchronized and 1 free running), 3 ADSRs, and the large modulation matrix (14 slots, 4 modifiers).Direct interface

The large 2×40 LCD display always show the 8 synthesis parameters assigned to the 8 knobs, and the 8 switches allow direct jumps between the different ?modules? of the synth engine (Oscillators, filter, envelopes, modulations?) with close to no menu navigation. Ambika is focused on synthesis and right from boot you can jump into creating and tweaking sounds.Advanced features

Step-sequencers (2x up to 16 steps or 1x up to 32 notes), arpeggiators, and rhythmic chord generators are available for each part. Each part can be synchronized to a different multiple of the MIDI clock.

Ambika uses a SD-card for patches, multis and sequences storage ? a massive storage space which enables versioning and undo/compare/redo.

The Synth is fully build, tuned and tested, firmware ver. 1.0. Build to highest standard, boards soldered by IPC-A-610 certified PCB assembler.
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Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Subtractive, Wave Table
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Sub Oscillator, Super Saw, Triangle, Wave Table, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Sequencer
Oscillator Notes:
+ 36 oscillator algorithms and wavetables.
Envelopes: 3
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Sequencer
LFO: 4
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 6
Timbrality: 6
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Polyphonic, Split, Unison
Storage: Internal, SD Card
Editing: USB
Arpeggiator
+ Modes: Up, Down, Random, Combinations
Sequencer
+ 32 steps
+ 2 x step-sequences
+ 1 x note pattern
+ Modulation source
Case
Case: Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Knobs
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Audio Output Count: 7
Audio Output Notes: 1, Mix, 7 x Mino
MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
Production
Year Released: 2012
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] mutable-instruments.net
Pricing
Used Price: $1,299 - convert
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