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Magus Modular Synthesizer Toolkit

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Algorithms are the magic potions and spells of the modern day. In electronic music, they make the wooshes, booms, squeals, screams and bops that might have us contemplate the universe, reach personal insight, or dance like mad for days on end. Join us on a journey to create ever more powerful algorithms, and to make them open and available to everyone. We already have a community of hundreds of talented synthesists sharing their work. Let's make it bigger, let's make it better, let's do it together!

Magus Synthesizer Toolkit

The Magus is like having a compact modular synthesizer without being limited by the modules you've got in it.

Unlike traditional synthesizers, the Magus doesn't confine itself to a fixed function or paradigm. Whether you want granular, additive, FM, subtractive, spectral, chaotic or stochastic synthesis, Magus gives you the freedom to pick the right algorithm for the job and then lets you loose to patch up a storm.

Enjoy the creative power of a hardware synthesizer with the flexibility of audio plugins.

If our existing library of algorithms doesn't do it for you, you can even create your own, for truly unbounded creative freedom. And you can use any one of more than two hundred patches from our library as a starting point. Patches can be authored in Max Gen, Pure data, FAUST or C++, giving you an impressive range of powerful musical programming tools to choose from.

Wizard Minisynth

The Magus' little brother is the Wizard. It runs the same patches and is also patchable as well as programmable. This means that you can change the signal flow on the fly and connect it to other kit. It is incredibly compact but still sports five assignable control knobs and four buttons, and a total of six patch points. Like the Magus it has both USB MIDI device and host connections so that you can plug your favourite controller straight in - be it keyboard, drum pads, sequencer, grid, or multidimensional controller. It makes an excellent stand-alone synth or effects unit and has huge integration capabilities.

Alchemist Microsynth

The Alchemist is the baby of the family, but it packs a powerful punch. With four knobs, two trigger buttons, one mode button and trigger and CV inputs it amazingly still fits in your hand.

All three devices have a USB socket and can be powered by USB or by an external DC supply.

The Alchemist, Wizard and Magus are capable of an infinite range of sounds and effects. Here are some samples to give you a taste.

Patch Library

The Magus, Wizard and Alchemist are all built on the Rebel Technology OpenWare firmware and can run the same patch programs as two of our existing products: the OWL Pedal and OWL Modular. This means that our entire library of more than 200 patch programs is ready to use right now!

To load a patch, simply plug in the USB cable and load it directly from the web, or download it as a MIDI Sysex file.

You can also create and edit patches directly in the browser, or if you prefer, simply upload the source files. Use our online compiler, then load, store, test, download and share the patch online!

For Cycling '74 Max users it is even easier: there is an OWL package available from the Download Manager that lets you compile and load Gen patches straight onto the device. Pretty cool, huh!

We'd really like to help you get started, so we have made a collection of tutorials for anyone who wants to create their own patch programs in Max Gen, Pure data, FAUST or C++.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Additive, Frequency Modulation, Karplus–Strong, Oscillator(s), Phase Distorion, Sampling, Subtractive, Virtual Analog, Wave Table
Oscillators: *
Envelopes: *
Filters: *
LFO: *
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: *
Timbrality: *
Tuning: Micro, Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Storage: USB
Editing: USB
Case: Desktop, Module
Controls: Knobs, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pedal - Filter
Display Type: LED, OLED
Display Count H: 128
Display Count V: 64
Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, Trigger In, Trigger Out
DAC Bits: 24
DAC Frequency Rate: 48
Year Released: 2018

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.kickstarter.com
MSRP List Price: 420, 160, 90 Kickstarter - convert

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