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Twisted Electrons AY3 MKII 8-bit Synthesizer

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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.


- 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

Technical Specifications
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 RAM: 64
Storage: Internal
+ 4 arp modes are up, down, up/down & random
+ 16 steps
+ 3 parameters
Case: Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Switches
Display Type: LED
Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Audio Output Count: 1
MIDI Ports: IN
DAC Bits: 8
Year Released: 2016
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] twisted-electrons.com
MSRP List Price: €255 - convert
Retail Street Price: $320 - convert

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