It's portable and has EMS style matrix patching - nice! 16/03/02
As part of the successful Analog Superbooth (www.superbooth.com) at the MESSE, Analogue Solutions as one would think, had a tasty array of analogue treats. On show were the Filtered Coffee MS20 filter clone as as well as the extremely beautiful new Vostok Matrix Synth.
The Vostok is built into a portable case aimed at the travelling musician. The unit features everything you’ll need for some hot modular action including unusually, a digital wavetable oscillator (osc 3) with 256 sampled waveforms and an EMS style pin board patch matrix. We were told that there were some sexy LED tipped pins on the way.
Built in MIDI -> CV convertor with pitch, gate/accent
Joystick – 2 way controller
Matrix Patch Panel – VCS 3 style with 22x22 matrix. Jack socket points for external signals
8 step sequencer CV + Gate
VCO 1 – saw square, PW, glide + sync
VCO 2 – saw square, PW, glide + sync
VCO 3 – digital wavetable osc with 256 waveforms
VCF multimode filter, 2 filters based on MS20 circuitry
VCA wired in series with VCF output
EG1 ADSR envelope with inverse input + repeat function
EG2 (as EG1)
VCLFO1 – ramp, rev ramp,square, triangle
VCLFO2 (as VCLFO1)
Sample + Hold with slew generator
Mixer CV/audio 6 inputs normal + inverse outs
2 x 4way multiples
We took a quick sample to show off the wavetable oscillator – please bear in mind that this is only a tiny snapshot of what this modular can do.
Personally, we can’t wait to get our hands on one for review. The Vostok has proved to be quite popular so we’ll just have to wait like everyone else – not long though!
Vostoks are built to order and cost around £1200 +/-$1750
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