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Mode Machines SL1 Synthlab Analogsynthesizer

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    Description
    The SL1 Synthlab uses a 100% true analog circuitry with subtractive synthesis which is designed in a classic way. This type of design started in the early 1970´s with voltage-controlled modular systems. The use of the low pass filter based on the transistor cascade means the SL-1 Synthlab sounds very similar to well-known early Moog synthesizers.

    The SL-1 has a built-in MIDI interface so you will find it easy to integrate into any MIDI studio setup. The Synthlab also has a built-in MIDI-TO-CV/GATE interface which is very handy when using vintage equipment. The SL-1 is a hand-made, true discrete analogue synthesizer built in Germany. Components from the 1970’s thru 1980’s were used, but also modern technology was employed. There are no DSP´s, so the sound is true, pure and very experimental like a small synthesizer laboratory – hence the name: SL-1 Synthlab.

    The setup of the SL-1 makes it very easy to use if you have played around with other analog synthesizers. Every parameter has its own pot for controlling and playing with the modulation and everything can be controlled manually in real-time. The controls of the modules are divided into groups on the front panel so they can be visually seperated for easier use. For basic setup you have 2 VCO´s and an external audio input. The selected signal can be routed through the VCF and VCA before it reaches the audio output. Each VCF and VCA has its own envelope generator. Additionally, you have various modulation routing possibilities through the LFO´s.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators: 2
    Waveforms: Saw Up, Square, Sub Oscillator, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Ring Modulation
    Envelopes: 2
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Envelope Notes::
    + VCA ADSR
    + FIler AR
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO
    Filter Notes:
    + Moog Ladder type
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 0
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Controls: Knobs, Switches, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pedal - Filter
    Display Type: LED
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 29.8 x 16.5 x 6 cm / 11.73 x 6.5 x 2.36 inches
    Weight: 1.5 kg / 3.31 lbs
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Audio Output Count: 1
    Inputs: 1
    MIDI Ports: IN, THRU
    CV Ports: CV IN, Gate In
    Power: 18V AC 1000mA
    Production
    Year Released: 2011
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.modemachines.com

    Pricing
    List Price: $899
    Retail Price: $800
    Used Price: $400 - $550

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