AVP Synth has reworked their analog drum synthesizer with a better sequencer and other enhancements.
The “7” is for the 7 individual sound channels consisting of Bass Drum, Clap, Open Hat, Closed Hat and then three sound generators (GEN) for noise and tone manipulation to find whatever percussive sounds you can come up with. Each GEN has a row of 13 knobs giving control over a band-pass or low-pass filter applied and controllable separately over the noise and tone source. There’s also a click level and tuning, pitch on the tone, sweep, decay. It’s three individual drum synthesizers.
On the original version the sequencer was 32 steps with 32 saving slots. This time around the step count is 16 but there’s much better pattern management with 16 banks of 16 patterns and the ability to chain up to 16 patterns.
All 7 sounds have their own output and are triggerable externally. You can also run 4 channels of CV out to control external gear or use the MIDI in/out ports.
The case has been slimmed down a bit but otherwise the published specs are about the same. It’s a solid-looking machine that pushes you into synthesizing your own drum sounds and getting creative. It’s more like what you find on those large Eurorack modules that are focused on generating a single drum sound – we love that level of control. The ADS-7 mk2 is going to keep you as busy working on the beat as you are on the rest of the track.
Price and availability are yet to be announced but the original was €770.
Here’s a quick flavour:
- AVP Synth website.