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ACL System 1 Stereo Synth

ACL System 1 Stereo Synth  ·  Source: ACL

ACL System 1 Stereo Synth

ACL System 1 Stereo Synth  ·  Source: ACL

Take a selection of Audiophile Circuits League modules and work them into a very old-school utility looking synthesizer. The ACL System 1 will be introduced at Superbooth 2018 and for some reason it’s important to note that it’s a “Stereo Synth”.

ACL System 1 Stereo Synth

Their modules definitely have 70’s TV show vibe to them. Like lab equipment from The Incredible Hulk (with Lou Feriggno) or the 6 Million Dollar Man. Despite the look Audiophile Circuits League say they only use the highest quality components. The System 1 features 10 modules fitted into an 84 HP 6U case with integrated power supply.

The modules include:

  • 2 x Variable Sync VCO – 5 waveforms with outputs, variable sync, FM and some uncommon extremes
  • 1 x Dual State variable VCF – 2 multi-mode filters used in series or parallel
  • 1 x Gate Mix – 4 channel audio signal mixer with CV/Gate muting
  • 1 x Oktave – transposer for sequences
  • 1 x Envelope x 3 – 3 channels of ADSR enveloping
  • 1 x VC Dual Delay – 2 identical delays in serial or parallel.
  • 1 x M/S- Matrix – gives access to the mid and side of a stereo signal for processing.
  • 1 x VC Panning Amplifier – a 2 channel VCA with gain, attenuators and panning.
  • 1 x Audio Interface – high quality balanced inputs and outputs.

The emphasis is very much on a having a stereo signal running through the system which I guess is the reason why it’s in the product name.

The ACL System 1 Stereo Synth will be available later in the year for a projected price of €3600. Superbooth 2018 will be the first chance for us to check this thing out as a unit. Demos of individual modules can be found on their YouTube channel.

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