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Mono/poly synthesizer At a Glance
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|Leon Berrangé (email@example.com) writes:|
I have had mine since new. It has versatility and creativity almost the equal of a major modular analog setup. It is built like a tank, with heavy-duty control knobs on each pot. It lacks a patchbay, but has switchable routing which reaches a good degree of flexibility.
Nick@Sonic Says- I just got one of these and it's bloomin' marvelous! It does take a little while to get your head around this synth as it's layout is a little unorthodox. You can only detune the osc's by small amounts with the tune knobs but combined with the Chord memory you can set the intervals as radically as the 44 keys will allow.
But even with "every 16:th trigs" it's a really cool effect to do like this:
1. Turn on the arpeggiator in 1 octave "UP" mode, turn the latch on, jam down a 3 note, 5 note or 7 note chord. (Must not be divisible by 4!)
The filter (yes only one) is a typical Korg filter from that era...more up-front than the Prophet 5, less agressive than the Oberheim.
The arpeggiator is an absolute DREAM.
It is screwed to the wall in my studio, above my keyboard rack. It is run by a MIDI-CV converter.
Comments About the Sounds:
This is a 4 oscillator mono-synth which can also play 4 x single oscillator poly, or 2x dual oscillator duophonic. It has a unique share mode where it will de-stack the oscillators as more keys are played. It has amazing X-Mod and osc sync sounds, and the 4 osc sounds are bigger than you can believe, especially the basses.
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