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Twisted Electrons AY3 MKII 8-bit Synthesizer

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    Description
    The AY3 features two AY-3-8912 sound chips boasting 6 voice polyphony. You can apply sequences, arpeggiators, noise, envelopes and pitch modulation to each voice with a click of a button.

    The AY-3-8910 is a 3-voice programmable sound generator (PSG) designed by General Instrument, initially for use with their 16-bit CP1610 or one of the PIC1650 series of 8-bit microcomputers. The AY-3-8910 and its variants became popular chips in many arcade games and pinball machines, and were used on, among others, the Intellivision and Vectrex video game consoles, Amstrad CPC, Oric 1, Colour Genie, Elektor TV Games Computer, MSX and Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128/+2/+3 home computers as well as the Mockingboard and Cricket sound cards for the Apple II family.

    FEATURES

    - 64 preset memory (8 banks x 8 presets)
    - 5 pots and 1 endless encoder with push button
    - 40 subtle white leds
    - 16 step sequencer to sequence notes on/off, pitch and noise on/off
    - 4 Pitch modulation modes (aka lfo)
    - 4 arpeggiator modes
    - ultra fat 6 voice unison mode with detune knob
    - 6 chords to split the voices
    - 6 voice polyphonic mode
    - Glide mode
    - Stereo sound (3 voice per channel/chip)
    - Intuitive 5×6 mode matrix to access and control: volume, pitch, noise volume, envelope assignments, arp modes, sequencer assignments etc
    - Control of all knobs and other features via midi CC
    - Black anodzied brushed aluminum case
    - Midi channel selection
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Oscillator(s)
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Up, Square, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO, Glide / Portamento, Sequencer
    Oscillator Notes:
    Oscillators based on two 8912 sound chips
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Looping, Triggered
    Envelope Notes::
    + 8 envelope shapes
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Sine
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 6
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Atonal, Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 64
    Storage: Internal
    Arpeggiator
    + 4 arp modes are up, down, up/down & random
    Sequencer
    + 16 steps
    + 3 parameters
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Switches
    Display Type: LED
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Audio Output Count: 1
    MIDI Ports: IN
    DAC Bits: 8
    Pricing
    List: €255
    Retail: $320
    Production
    Released: 2016
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] twisted-electrons.com
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