Argentina based GS Music has opened preorders on the E7 desktop polyphonic and multitimbral analog synthesizer
GS Music seems to be forever working on one impressive prototype or another but this one looks like it’s going to make it all the way to production.
The GS E7 is a subtractive polyphonic analog synthesizer with up to 7 voices. Each voice carries 2 voltage-controlled oscillators, with sub-oscillators and hard sync that can be mixed with noise before going through the filter and VCA. Modulation is provided by a microcontroller that can generate 3 LFOs and 2 ADSR envelopes. It also has chorus and delay at the end of the chain.
The rendered images make it look quite neat and compact but seeing the prototype in the video I’m quite taken aback by how large it is. You appear to get one knob-per-function, preset buttons and a tiny screen for information. This looks like a serious piece of kit. Sounds pretty awesome too.
The multitimbrality of 4 parts is interesting and unusual and it says that you can build “multi” patches which presumable combines parts together in a single playable patch. It comes with 512 presets and 128 multis ready to go. Could do with some more information on that but there’s not much more than a spec list on the website. There’s a great sound demo video (below) but it doesn’t give us any more detail.
They are only making 10 units and preordering is open now until the end of July. Delivery is expected to be around Christmas. The price is $1,400 for international customers.